Face & Neck Lift
Conveniently located to serve Tampa Bay, Florida
We are pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Tamer Shtayyeh, a talented Cosmetic Surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation surgery. Dr. Tamer is an expert at face and neck lifts, upper eyelid lifts and many other procedures.
A lower face and neck lift is the most comprehensive approach to treating facial sagging caused by aging. A face and neck lift removes excess skin, tightens underlying tissues and muscle and redrapes skin on the face and neck. It can correct midface sagging, marionette lines, jowls and a double chin, maintaining its reputation as the ‘gold standard’ for facial rejuvenation.
The neck is one of the first places where we show our age. Fatty jowls, a “turkey wattle,” vertical banding and horizontal creases all work together to make us look older than we feel. A neck lift enhances the appearance of the neck by tightening the skin and underlying muscles and improving the contour of the jawline. This procedure is usually performed in conjunction a facelift, but may also be done as a stand-alone procedure. It is very common to also combine facial fat grafting with a face and neck lift.
As we age we lose volume in our face, facial fat grafting corrects that. Dr. Tamer will harvest fat from a different part of the body then inject the fat in the areas of the face that are lacking. Common areas include the cheeks, under eyes and lips. Fat grafting can also be done as a stand alone procedure. Many patients will also add an upper eyelid lift to their face and neck lift.
When to Consider a Facelift
- If you would like to tighten your jowls for a firmer jawline
- If you want to smooth and tighten the loose skin on your neck
- If you feel that you have facial volume loss in your cheeks and under eyes
- If you would like to smooth out your neck muscles for less vertical neck banding
- If you feel that your face does not reflect your youthful spirit and energy level
Your Face & Neck Lift Consultation
We try to make each consultation at our office as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. A face & neck lift consultation will involve a detailed conversation with Dr. Tamer about your appearance goals. The surgical techniques that match your preferences will be discussed in detail to help you visualize the possible outcome. Since each person experiences different types of skin aging, it is important to set realistic expectations.
We have each patient provide a complete medical history, including current prescriptions, to help Dr. Tamer evaluate their eligibility for the procedure. We do require medical clearance for any patient over the age of 50 and any younger patients who have medical problems.
Before Dr. Tamer begins the face & neck lift, general anesthesia will be administered to the patient. The surgery takes place in our accredited surgery center that is connected to the building.
Dr. Tamer will begin creating incisions once the patient is under general anesthesia. Facelift incisions may be made at the hairline near the temples and may curve around the ear and end at the lower scalp.
A neck lift incision is located behind the ear. There can also be an incision under the chin; this will be decided during the consultation.
After creating the incisions, excess skin and fat will be removed. Tissues will be lifted to rejuvenate the patient’s face and neck, and sagging neck muscles will be tightened. The incisions will be closed with sutures and skin tape.
The Recovery Process
After a face & neck lift, the patient should heal in a span of 4 to 6 weeks. Most patients with a desk job will return to work after about a week. You will be required to go back to see Dr. Tamer the day after surgery and a week after to have the stitches removed. Swelling and bruising is normal. The patient can carefully apply a cold compress (no ice packs) and take pain medication as prescribed.
After 7 to 10 days, you may resume your regular activities. Working out is allowed after 6 weeks, although heavy lifting and vigorous running are not advised.
Contact Us to Learn More
For more information on the face & neck lift in Tampa Bay, contact Eberbach Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation. Dr. Tamer will be available to assess your face and neck and can help you achieve your desired appearance.