True Form Facelift™ & Neck Lift
At Dr. Patronella’s Houston, Texas practice, 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 it also adjusts and tightens the underlying facial muscles to provide the most long-lasting, natural-looking results.
The Facelift & Neck Lift Procedures
- The facelift procedure 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 in 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.
- 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.
Combine With Other Facial Rejuvenation Procedures
Dr. Patronella can combine the facelift and neck lift procedure with other procedures to create the ultimate results for his patients.
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.