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Christopher K. Patronella, Md, Facs, Fics

True Form Facelift® & Neck Lift Surgery in Houston

When many patients consider facelift surgery, their primary concern is looking artificial or “overdone.” At Dr. Patronella’s practice in Houston, Texas, he uses a technique that addresses aging on a deeper level: the two-layer (dual plane) technique. This technique not only tightens the facial skin but adjusts and tightens the underlying facial muscles to provide the longest-lasting, most natural-looking results.

Christopher K. Patronella - MD, FACS, FICS

True Form Facelift® and Neck Lift

With his True Form Facelift® and neck lift, Dr. Patronella can address the most common facial aging complaints: sagging skin, deep creases and wrinkles, and a loss of muscle tone that causes a worn, tired appearance.

Am I a Good Candidate for the True Form Facelift® and Neck Lift?

If you have wrinkles or sagging skin in the lower face, neck, or jowls, you will likely be a good candidate for facelift and neck lift surgery. Since every person’s anatomy and health history is unique, the best way to determine this procedure’s candidacy is to schedule a consultation with award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Patronella.

What Are the Benefits of True Form Facelift® and Neck Lift Surgery?

A more youthful facial appearance
Firm, smooth skin
Greater confidence
Natural facial contours

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How Is the True Form Facelift® and Neck Lift Performed?

  • True Form Facelift®

    • The True Form Facelift® addresses sagging skin and wrinkles in the mid and lower face. The incisions are well hidden within the hairline and natural creases of the skin.
    • Dr. Patronella uses the dual-plane technique to reposition and tighten deep facial tissue and muscles. After the skin is draped over the new facial structure, the incisions are closed with sutures. The procedure is typically completed within three to five hours under general anesthesia.
    • The facelift will not make patients look like another person but rather a younger, more refreshed version of themselves.
  • Neck Lift

    • A neck lift is typically performed along with the facelift procedure. The length of the incision will depend on the degree of change the patient would like to see.
    • The traditional neck lift incision begins in the hairline near the sideburn and continues down and around the ear, ending in the scalp. The tissue in the neck is positioned to provide more natural-looking contours, and the platysma muscle is tightened. The skin is then draped over the newly shaped structure, and incisions are closed with sutures.

Facelift & Neck Lift Surgery Before and After Photos

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Experience Other True Form® Procedures

Dr. Patronella has spent decades mastering facial and body contouring procedures to make groundbreaking techniques possible. True Form® procedures are a signature experience, offering patients the most high-end plastic surgery available.

True Form Body Contouring® achieves ideal aesthetic results and creates beautiful proportions and balance between the upper and lower body. Balance is a fundamental element of Dr. Patronella’s approach to body contouring. A well-balanced proportion appears healthier and more aesthetically appealing for both men and women. Dr. Patronella works closely with his patients to carefully evaluate, inform, and review the most suitable options. Dr. Patronella will also help patients develop long-term goals for maintaining their desired body proportions.

True Form Tummy Tuck® is a new approach to tummy tuck surgery that creates more desirable and authentic-looking tummy tuck results than traditional methods. True Form Tummy Tuck® patients can avoid some of the most common pitfalls seen in traditional abdominoplasty and enjoy advanced recovery methods.

Liposuction With the True Form Tummy Tuck® combines liposuction with the True Form Tummy Tuck® to enhance the waist and revitalize more attractive contours. With liposuction, Dr. Patronella focuses on reshaping more attractive contours rather than removing fat for size reduction alone. By receiving liposuction with True Form Tummy Tuck®, patients can achieve enhanced results with refined techniques and optimized safety measures.

True Form Breast Augmentation® advances traditional breast augmentation techniques by combining Dr. Patronella’s signature techniques with his meticulous approach to shape, placement, and size. True Form® breast surgery will provide you with the most natural and realistic breast augmentation possible.

True Form® Body Contouring For Men helps men of all ages achieve a stronger muscle definition and athletic tone. True Form® for men can enhance traditional methods for male body contouring to achieve artfully shaped contours and highly detailed corrections. For example, Dr. Patronella uses a procedure called liposculpture to create subtle ripples in the abdominal area by accentuating the underlying abdominal muscles.

Facelift and Neck Lift Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What Other Facial Rejuvenation Procedures Can Be Combined With a True Form Facelift® and Neck Lift?

    Dr. Patronella can combine the True Form Facelift® and neck lift with other procedures to create the ultimate facelift and neck lift results.

    Non-surgical rejuvenation methods, such as cosmetic injectables, lasers, or chemical peels, easily combine with the facelift and neck lift to rejuvenate the skin, improving its tone and texture.

    Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) restores a younger, more alert appearance to the eyes.

    Brow lift (forehead lift) surgery will correct a worn and aged appearance in the brow area, which descends and develops creases over time due to a loss of skin elasticity.

  • What Will My True Form Facelift® and Neck Lift Recovery Be Like?

    Patients must arrange for someone to drive them home after surgery and assist them with routine tasks for the first one to two days. Most patients take at least two weeks off from work, but some swelling is likely to be present for at least three weeks as the skin and tissues heal. There is some discomfort associated with surgery, but Dr. Patronella will prescribe medications to relieve any pain. Regular exercise typically can be resumed between six and eight weeks post-surgery.

  • What Kind of Results Can I Expect With True Form Facelift® and Neck Lift?

    Facelift and neck lift surgery will provide a noticeably more youthful facial appearance, especially when combined with non-surgical rejuvenation to improve the skin. The jowls will be reduced, and the jawline will appear smoother and more defined.

  • How Long Will True Form Facelift® and Neck Lift Last?

    The initial results of facelift and neck lift surgery can last between five to ten years. Patients can help maintain their post-surgery results by periodically undergoing non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments, such as chemical peels, protecting their skin from the sun, using pharmaceutical grade skin-care products, and refraining from smoking.

  • How Much Will My True Form Facelift® and Neck Lift Cost?

    Facelift and neck lift costs will vary from patient to patient and can only be determined after your needs have been evaluated during your consultation. The cost of facelift and neck lift surgery will include anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, and facility fees. To get an estimate of the pricing for your treatment, please visit Dr. Patronella’s price list.

    Dr. Patronella offers financing options to his patients, which you can review on his pricing page and discuss it with our helpful staff.

  • What Is the Best Age to Get a True Form Facelift® and Neck Lift?

    There is no correct age for a facelift and neck lift as these procedures depend on an individual’s extent of facial laxity and aging rate. Some patients may be good facelift and neck lift candidates as young as 35 or 40, whereas others may not desire a facelift until their 60s.

    To determine if you are at the right age to undergo facelift and neck lift surgery, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Patronella.

Why Choose Dr. Patronella for Your True Form Facelift® and Neck Lift?

Dr. Patronella is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience in the Houston community and abroad.

Dr. Patronella’s warm and friendly patient care team will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have and schedule your appointment with Dr. Patronella in Houston, Texas.

If you are interested in True Form Facelift® and neck lift with Dr. Patronella, schedule your in-office or virtual consultation by filling out our contact form or call (713) 575-1996.

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What Are Patients Saying About Their Facelift and Neck Lift Surgery With Dr. Patronella?

“Dr. P and staff, I want to say thanks for all your kindness and for taking such good care of me. Everyone made me feel special. Flying out of state for my surgery was the best decision I made. I am still on the road to recovery and am confident that my final results will be 110% of what I expected. Once again, thanks for all you have done and for making some of my dreams come true.


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