Face Lift/Neck Lift: What You Should Know

A face lift (rhydidectomy) can make you look younger by minimizing wrinkles and sagging skin while still allowing you to look like you. Gravity, sun damage, fat loss, thinning skin, aging, smoking and stress all contribute to wrinkles.

A face lift can address jowls in the cheeks and jaw, deep lines between the nose and mouth. This procedure lifts and repositions skin and tightens muscle and connective tissue to create a more youthful appearance.

Sometimes, Dr. Muzaffar may remove fat and excess skin or even transfer fat or add fillers to fill volume and reduce wrinkles as a complement to a face lift.

A neck lift may complement a face lift to improve the signs of aging in the jawline and neck and can reduce a double chin, jowls, and "turkey" neck.

A face lift and/or neck lift are performed with sedation or general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Patients can typically go home the same day.

A face lift may be performed in conjunction with a brow lift, eyelid surgery, and/or a neck lift for a more rejuvenated appearance.


You will likely feel comfortable going out in public about 10 to 14 days after a face lift and/or neck lift. It may take two to three months for all swelling to mostly subside and for incision lines to fade. Committing to lifelong sun protection and a healthy lifestyle will maintain your refreshed appearance for a longer period of time.

Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions about your care after your procedure.

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