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Facelift, Neck Lift, and Fat Transfer

Face

Over the years, you've likely noticed the onset of fine lines and wrinkles developing on your face. As you get older, these conditions tend to worsen, forming deep creases and sagging skin. To eliminate the signs of aging and restore a youthful appearance, Dr. Tancredi D'Amore performs various facial rejuvenation procedures, including:

  • • Facelift
  • • Neck Lift
  • • Fat Transfer

These three procedures are typically performed at the same time to achieve complete facial rejuvenation, but they can also be performed separately if only a specific goal is sought.

Candidates

Candidates typically have one or more of the following conditions:

  • • Sagging in the midface
  • • Nasolabial folds (creases around the nose and mouth)
  • • Loss of fullness in the cheeks and cheekbones
  • • Jowls (drooping skin in the lower cheeks)
  • • Vertical bands on the neck
  • • Hanging skin in the neck

Consultation

During your personalized consultation, Dr. D'Amore will meet with you to discuss your desires and gain a thorough understanding of your goals to determine the best procedure(s) for you. He will also review your medical history and any medications you currently are taking. Dr. D'Amore will then conduct a physical examination of your face and neck.

Procedure

Facelift

Facelift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. After a light general anesthesia is administered, Dr. D'Amore will make incisions in the hairline of the scalp and around the ears to remove excess skin and fat tissue. During surgery, the very thin soft tissues (SMAS) that have lost elasticity are placed under youthful, natural tension. The skin is then redraped over the newly achieved foundation without undue tension, which will provide a very natural result because the skin is not placed under high tension. Dr. D'Amore always individualizes the procedure according to the person's features; if fat is present in the chin area, it is gently removed before the tightening procedure. Once the structures under the skin are resculpted and lifted, the remaining skin is tightened to reveal a more youthful face.

Neck Lift

An isolated neck lift is performed on an outpatient basis. After a light general anesthesia is administered, Dr. D'Amore will make tiny incisions in the hairline and behind the ears to remove excess skin. The neck muscle is also tightened. The remaining skin is then redraped to reveal a smoother, more youthful-looking neck.

Fat Transfer

This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Once a light general anesthesia is administered, Dr. D'Amore will remove fat from your body through syringe liposuction and gently inject it into areas of your face that have lost volume to smooth wrinkles and lines.

Before injection, the fat is treated and purified by gentle centrifugation to achieve a better take of the fat cells.

Recovery

A facelift or neck lift procedure typically takes about two weeks of downtime before work can be resumed. Non-strenuous daily activities can be resumed after three or four days.

Costs

The total amount of a facelift, neck lift, or fat transfer differs between patients depending on the amount of correction needed. During your personalized consultation, our patient coordinator will provide you with a detailed cost sheet.

Results

Often, individuals develop a renewed sense of self-confidence knowing that their face looks younger and is free of wrinkles and sagging skin. To maintain long-lasting results, moisturizer and sunscreen should be applied regularly.

If you desire to achieve a rejuvenated and more attractive appearance, we encourage you to contact our Marin/San Francisco practice. Call (415) 927-7660 or conveniently fill out our online contact form and schedule your consultation with Dr. Tancredi D'Amore today. Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Dr. D'Amore is dedicated to providing you with the best results possible.

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