Facelift, Neck Lift, & Cheek Lift Sacramento, CA

Plastic surgery can reshape and enhance features like your cheeks, chin, and neckline. Three standard cosmetic procedures are facelift surgery, neck lift, and cheek lift performed by a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
During your Roseville Plastic Surgery consultation, one of our skilled surgeons will assess your cosmetic concern and recommend a solution to enhance facial volume, soften wrinkles and fine lines, and increase confidence and self-esteem.

Facelift in Sacramento, CA

We can’t turn back time, but a facelift may be the closest we can get. A facelift is a surgical procedure that can help you look years younger by removing wrinkles and tightening sagging skin.
In the past, facelift surgeons only pulled back the skin, sometimes resulting in an overdone, “windswept” look. Today, surgeons also know to tighten the underlying muscles and tissue. As a result, facelifts now appear more natural-looking and typically last a decade or longer. In the hands of a skilled surgeon like Dr. Kiener, patients benefit from a natural appearance with little visible evidence of surgery.
Note that a facelift does not correct signs of aging above the midface. For example, to correct drooping eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, undereye bags, or sagging upper eyelids, you might choose to get a brow lift or eyelid lift along with your facelift. In addition, adding other surgical or non-surgical procedures to your facelift ensures a holistic approach to facial aesthetics.

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Facelift Procedure

Your Roseville facial plastic surgeon may choose from a couple of different techniques during facelift and neck lift surgery, depending on the cosmetic concern they’re correcting. Once the anesthesia takes effect, the plastic surgeon usually makes incisions for a facelift along the hairline and concealed within natural contours. For example, a surgeon will make approximately one-inch-long incisions beneath the chin and behind the ears during the neck lift procedure.

The surgeon will sculpt or remove fat, reposition underlying tissue, and elevate facial muscles. Finally, the doctor will close the incisions with sutures or skin adhesives to conclude the procedure. They may use staples as an alternative, offering faster wound closure and similar results to sutures regarding patient comfort, aesthetic outcome, and risk of complications.

Facelift Benefits

When a skilled facial plastic surgeon performs a facelift, the cosmetic enhancement can take your appearance back several years by repositioning underlying tissue, skin tightening, and bringing balance back to your facial contours. A facelift can help you look and feel like a younger version of yourself. Facelift benefits at Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery include:

  • Enhanced facial beauty
  • Advanced surgical techniques
  • Eliminate deep creases, wrinkles, and sagging jowls

Facelift Recovery

You will need to take about two weeks off from work for recovery. Some swelling, bruising, and tenderness are natural after the surgery. Most sutures come out seven days after surgery, with the remaining sutures removed 10 days after the operation.

Most swelling and bruising will resolve about two and a half weeks after surgery. You can keep swelling down by sleeping with your head elevated during recovery. We will prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection and pain medication to ease discomfort.

Avoid vigorous exercise and sports for about four weeks. Most women can wear makeup within about two weeks after surgery.

You will look your best about three months after the operation. However, we recommend having the procedure at least three months in advance if you are anticipating a significant event such as a wedding or class reunion.

You will follow up with us several times after your surgery to ensure you are healing well and happy with your results.

Neck Lift in Sacramento, CA

A neck lift improves facial appearance by tightening underlying tissues and surface skin on the neck area and redefining jawline contours. Neck lifts are typically the best option for eliminating your turkey neck. People considering a neck lift may struggle with the following issues:

  • Fatty jowls that make you look older
  • Excess fat on the neck (double chin)
  • Turkey wattle
  • An indistinct jawline

Neck Lift Procedure

A traditional neck lift involves an incision starting in the hairline at the sideburn level, continuing around the ear, and ending on the posterior hairline. Your surgeon may redistribute fat from your jowls and nec, reposition the underlying tissues and surface skin, and tighten the platysmal muscles. They’ll redrape your neck skin and trim away any excess. A separate incision under your chin may be necessary to repair muscle and eliminate submental fat. Sutures or surgical tape will close the incisions.

A limited neck lift may involve incisions only around the ears. While the incisions are shorter, the results may be less dramatic.

Neck Lift Benefits

You will enjoy multiple cosmetic benefits, including:

  • Sleeker neckline to frame facial beauty
  • Diminished wrinkles and fine lines
  • Tighten underlying tissue
  • Diminish platysmal bands
  • Contour jawline and chin

Neck Lift Recovery

It may take several weeks to months for swelling to diminish fully and six months for incision lines to heal completely. A healthy lifestyle and applying sun-protection protocols will help extend your neck lift results.

As bruising and swelling subside, a visible improvement in your neck appearance will take shape. Your outcome should provide a youthful and sleeker neckline.

Following your Roseville facial plastic surgeon’s aftercare instructions is essential to your neck lift recovery success.

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Call us for a consultation appointment to discuss a facelift or other procedures that can help you look more youthful.

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Cheek Lift in Sacramento, CA

High, full cheeks are the mark of facial beauty, but age can deplete fat stores, while gravity can cause them to shift downward. These changes may bring about unwanted changes in facial harmony.

When the midface falls, it can make your eyes appear hollow, with dark shadows underneath. A cheek lift can reduce these natural aging signs while restoring natural contours and youthful fullness.

Cheek Lift Procedure

Cheek lift surgery may involve surgically repositioning midface soft tissue or cheek augmentation with fat grafting. Your Roseville facial plastic surgeon employs various advanced surgical techniques for cheek lift surgery. The method used will depend on each patient’s particular anatomy and needs. For example, your surgeon may perform incisions through the temporal scalp, lower eyelids, or front of the ears, and sideburns to access the underlying tissues of your SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system).

Next, the surgeon lifts soft tissue. They may tighten muscles and remove excess skin. Finally, they’ll redrape your skin into youthful contours for a firm and natural-looking appearance. If you choose, fat grafting can restore volume to your cheeks.

Cheek Lift Benefits

Together with your nose and chin, the cheeks are a critical facial feature for beauty. Sagging cheeks or hollow areas can highlight your fine lines and undereye wrinkles for a tired and worn expression. A cheek lift by a skilled facial plastic surgeon can help restore youthful fullness to your midface area by:

  • Softening wrinkles like nasolabial folds for an enhanced facial profile
  • Smoothing your undereye area to diminish fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restoring volume for more proportionate cheeks

Your Roseville facial plastic surgeon may use advanced surgical techniques to raise your cheek tissue to youthful contours for a plumper mid-face and rejuvenated appearance.

Cheek Lift Recovery

A cheek lift typically takes a couple of hours. You can return home afterward with a responsible adult to drive you. Your plastic surgeon will provide instructions to make the healing process as comfortable as possible and minimize the risk of infection or complications.

It’s common to experience minor bruising and swelling during the first few days following your cheek lift. At first, your cheeks may seem too high, but they should fall to a more natural position as you heal. Recovery often takes a week to 10 days. You should feel well enough to return to your day-to-day activities after this period.

Schedule Your Private Facial Plastic Surgery Consultation

Request your consultation online or call us at (916) 773-0395 to discuss facial correction to help you look younger and more beautiful.

Facelift, Cheek Lift, and Neck Lift FAQS | Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift in Roseville?

Facelifts are for both men and women who have loose and saggy skin in the lower face and neck areas. Obvious signs of this are banding in the neck, laxity of the skin, or excess fat on the neck. Add to this the loss of the clear border along the jaw between face and neck, the presence of jowls, lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth, and deep lines between the corner of the mouth and the jaw, and you become an even better candidate for this surgery.

What Happens During Facelift, Cheek Lift, or Neck Lift Surgery in Roseville?

Your surgeon may choose from a couple of different techniques during facelift and neck lift surgery, depending on the cosmetic concern they’re correcting. Once the anesthesia takes effect, the plastic surgeon will usually make incisions for a facelift along the hairline and within the natural contours behind and in front of the ears. During the neck lift procedure, a surgeon will make approximately one-inch-long incisions beneath the chin and behind the ears.

The surgeon will sculpt or remove fat, reposition underlying tissue, and lift facial muscles. To conclude the procedure, the doctor will close the incisions with sutures or skin adhesives. They may use staples as an alternative, offering faster wound closure and similar results to sutures in terms of patient comfort, aesthetic outcome, and risk of complications.

How Long Will My Facelift Last?

A patient will always look better for the rest of their life after their facelift. However, gravity and normal aging will continue after the facelift has healed. In general, patients will develop enough laxity over the next seven to 10 years that it might become necessary to repeat the procedure. Keep in mind that the results will last longer on a younger patient.

Will a Facelift Elevate My Eyebrows?

A facelift only makes improvements from the upper cheeks down. Nothing above the cheekbones will change. However, you can opt to combine your facelift with procedures such as an eyelid lift or brow lift to make the upper third of your face look younger, more refreshed, and alert.

How long does a facelift procedure typically take?

A facelift duration will vary depending on the extent of your customized surgical plan. On average, a stand-alone facelift surgery takes two to four hours to complete.

What is the recovery process like after a facelift?

After a facelift, you can expect bruising, swelling, and some discomfort, which you can manage with medication, ice packs, sleeping with your head elevated, and following all your provided post-surgical care instructions. Most of our patients feel healed enough to return to work and light activities within two weeks, with full recovery taking several weeks to months.

Will there be visible scarring after a facelift?

While scars are part of your body’s natural healing response, your surgeon will take care to place the incisions in places where they will heal discreetly, such as along your hairline and within the natural contours behind and in front of your ears. The resulting scars should fade to become less noticeable with time.

How soon can I expect to see my facelift results?

While some initial improvement may be visible right after surgery, your results will gradually emerge as swelling subsides and facial tissues heal. Most patients enjoy their fully renewed facelift benefits within a few months after the procedure.

Are there any risks associated with a facelift?

Like any surgical procedure, a facelift carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring, and asymmetry. However, you can minimize these risks by choosing a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon and carefully following all provided directives.

Can I combine my facelift with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, a facelift pairs beautifully with complementary surgeries, such as a brow lift, eyelid lift, or rhinoplasty, to address multiple cosmetic concerns simultaneously and achieve more comprehensive rejuvenation.

How should I prepare for my facelift surgery?

Getting ready for a facelift may involve quitting smoking, avoiding medications and supplements that can increase bleeding risk, and arranging for someone who can drive you to and from the surgical center and stay with you for at least the first 24 hours of your recovery period.

Will I experience pain or discomfort during the facelift procedure?

Your surgeon will use anesthesia to ensure your comfort during surgery and prescribe you medication to manage discomfort while you heal.

Does a facelift require local or general anesthesia?

Your plastic surgeon will discuss your anesthesia options at your consultation.

How much does a facelift typically cost?

Your Roseville facelift cost can vary depending on factors such as the surgical complexity and any procedures you choose to add. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will provide a personalized quote based on your specific cosmetic goals.