What is a facelift and a necklift?
A facelift is a surgical procedure that restores a patient's aging bone structure, particularly the neck, jaw, and cheeks. Dr. Lara Devgan focuses on lifting the muscular structure of the face in order to rejuvenate the patient's youthful facial features in a natural, subtle way. While a facelift and necklift are similar procedures in regards to surgical incisions and maneuvers, a necklift focuses on the neck to target unwanted loose skin and neck bands, which significantly improves the jawline and neck appearance.
Who is a candidate for facelift and necklift?
Anyone experiencing facial aging with mid-face descent or laxity, excess skin, or hanging tissue is a candidate for a facelift or necklift. This surgery is for anyone who is not feeling as refreshed as they once did. Dr. Lara Devgan has performed facelifts on patients ranging in age from mid-30s to 80s. Therefore, a facelift is truly dependent on the patients' perceptions and goals.
What is the surgery like?
The surgery lasts approximately 2 hours and the patient is under IV sedation. After the surgery, patients wear a head wrap for 24 hours and are okay to shower the following day. Sutures remain in place for 1 week and patients have social downtime of 1-2 weeks. Additionally, exercise is not permitted for 4-6 weeks. Patients do not experience much pain; often patients only take pain medication for the first night after surgery.
For more information about this procedure, please call our office at 212-452-2400 or email office@LaraDevganMD.com.