Face Lift Surgery
A Face/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. Dr. Barnes does his Lunchtime Facelift Newport Beach Orange County in under an hour with minimal downtme or discomfort. 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.
Face Lift Precovery
Depending on what is done, the downtime can be 7-10 days or sometimes 2 weeks. But most are out and about in less than a week. Swelling continues to improve over weeks but most are working in 10 days or so and are quite comfortable doing so. It must be noted that post-operative pain or discomfort is usually minimal with these procedures which is sometimes difficult to believe yet true.