Facelift and Necklift

Smoother, tighter face and neck, remarkably diminish wrinkles to look and feel younger!

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Facelift / Necklift in Newport Beach by Dr. Thomas Barnes


A Face Lift or Neck Lift, sometimes called a “tuck”, can be done in various degrees from conservative to more complete depending on what your particular needs are. Even so, an aging neck can still be remarkably improved without undergoing a “huge” procedure.  While I still perform the larger face and neck procedures, our goal is to help you reach your own personal face and neck goals with the least invasive procedures possible.

While often Dr. Barnes does both his Mini Facelift and Necklift at the same time, some people can reach their goals with just the Facelift portion of the procedure, or just the Necklift aspect.   That's what you and Dr. Barnes decide what's best for you.

How do you know what procedure you may need to reach your goals?  That's what you and Dr. Barnes will determine together in your private consultation or in your virtual consultation online with Dr. Barnes.  Face or neck concerns and signs of aging of face and neck are very personal issues.  Dr. Barnes will carefully listen to your personal concerns and offer options to meet your own goals for face and/ or neck rejuvenation.   Perhaps you feel your cheeks are not as tight as they once were, or your neck may appear too loose these days, or wrinkles are sneaking into your life!  Whatever concerns you, you can discuss with Dr.  Barnes either in a consultation in his office, or online as a virtual consultation, as many people do who live in different cities, states, or even countries!

Sometimes, you will have eyelid rejuvenation (upper and lower blepharoplasty) at the same time in order to get the overall rejuvenation results you desire. Or even an area or more of the body-contoured at the same time.  Whatever options are planned, will be those you believe will help you get the results you want.

Dr. Barnes does his Lunchtime Face and Neck Lifts in Newport Beach Orange County, usually in an hour or two with minimal downtime or discomfort, usually awake although other options are available. Each person has their own unique needs and each case must be addressed accordingly. This is why the consultation is so important – to determine how your particular needs can be met with the safest, most conservative approach possible.

A natural, balanced outcome is a high priority. Often there are other areas of the face that have aged, too, so that other considerations must also be addressed so that the final result appears balanced, natural, and like you – only “refreshed”. Namely, sun-damaged skin can be improved in various ways – by “Lite” CO2 Laser, Prolite IPL Photofacial, or chemical peels, while it is also often desirable to surgically rejuvenate the eyelids at the same time.

What to expect when recovering from your Awake Facelift or Necklift Procedure

Depending on what is done, the downtime can be 5 to 7 days with virtually no pain or discomfort. In fact, many patients are out and working in less than a week. It must be noted that post-operative pain or discomfort is usually minimal with these procedures which are sometimes difficult to believe.