Neck and Face Lift Surgery
Over time, the contours of the face and appearance of the facial skin can begin to be affected by gravity, loss of elasticity, exposure to the elements, and everyday stresses of life. To reduce these signs of facial aging, Dr. Daryl Hoffman can perform neck and face lift surgery in San Jose or Palo Alto.
Face lifts are designed to smooth the loose skin on the face and neck, minimizing wrinkles and giving the facial area a firmer, more youthful appearance. A face lift may be right for a man or a woman who has developed deep creases between their nose and mouth, excess skin on their cheeks, folds and fat deposits around their neck, or a jaw line that has grown slack and jowly.
Learn more about a face lift and neck lift from board-certified, Stanford-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Hoffman when you request your consultation today or call us at (650) 325-1118 (Palo Alto) or (408) 292-1118 (Los Gatos) to schedule your appointment.
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Dr. Hoffman can use several different face lift techniques depending on a patient's desired results. During the consultation he takes time to discuss, plan, and individualize face lift surgery, describing in detail the specific technique that he believes is most appropriate.
Traditionally in San Jose, face lift surgery includes an incision that begins inside the hairline, in the temple area above and in front of the ear. The incision continues around the earlobe and behind the ear. Using this technique, Dr. Hoffman will then lift the skin while repositioning the underlying muscles and tissues and removing excess fat before trimming and retightening the skin. Typically, the procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
In addition to face lift surgery, Dr. Hoffman performs eyelid surgery, brow lifts, and other enhancement options. He will take the time to consult with you and recommend procedures that best match your goals for cosmetic surgery.
In many cases a neck lift is performed along with a face lift. Neck lifts are designed to remove excess skin and fat from under the chin and the neck area, removing wrinkles and vertical "banding" along the neck while creating a tighter, more youthful appearance. While the procedure is often performed in conjunction with a face lift, a neck lift also can be performed as a standalone surgery for the right candidate.
Recovery and Results
Following a face lift or neck lift, your face will be bandaged and you will be provided with prescription medication to address discomfort. Swelling and bruising is to be expected but should begin to resolve about a week after surgery. Dr. Hoffman also provides a list of post-operative instructions to follow during recovery.
Positive changes in your facial appearance start to occur very soon after face lift surgery and will continue to evolve for several months. You will see a reduction of loose skin, hollowness, and deep wrinkles, creating a fresher and tighter facial appearance. Dr. Hoffman is particularly careful to create natural-looking results without an obviously "worked on" appearance.
For those who want a lifting effect without surgery, BOTOX® Cosmetic can help you fight wrinkles with no downtime. BOTOX can also be combined with facelift surgery to provide comprehensive enhancement after surgery.
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