Improving sagging facial skin, jowls and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, redraping skin. Most often done on men and women over 40.
Local with sedation, or general.
In / OutPatient
Usually outpatient. Some patients may require short inpatient stay.
Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin; tight feeling, dry skin.
Injury to the nerves that control facial muscles or feeling (usually temporary but may be permanent). Infection, bleeding. Poor healing; excessive scarring. Asymmetry or change in hairline.
Back to work: 10 to 14 days. More strenuous activity: 2 weeks or more. Bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Must limit exposure to sun for several months.
Usually 5 to 10 years.