As we age the fat and other soft tissue of our face descends and we experience slow loss of the bone support. These changes result in an increase in wrinkles, laxity in the neck and along jaw line, and an overall fatigued appearance to the face. Men create a unique challenge to ensure results are natural and the face is not feminized during the procedure. In addition, special consideration to the placement of the beard. Most men benefit from special attention to the lower face and neckline. Minimally invasive techniques are used to decrease visible scarring. Incisions are hidden in front and behind the ear. You may want to consider browlift, blepharoplasty and lip lift to enhance your results. For those who have a lot of sun exposure, CO2 resurfacing can help with skin texture.
During a consultation with you, Dr. Berens will analyze your face and determine the best treatment plan that may include surgical and non surgical options.
Face and Neck lifts can be performed under sedation or general anesthesia. You will go home the same day as the procedure.
You will need someone to stay with you overnight and up to 3 days depending on the extent of your surgery. Discomfort after surgery can be managed with oral medication. Dressings will come off the day after surgery. You will be seen in the office the day after your procedure and follow up visits will continue at week 1,3,6 and 12. You should take 1-3 weeks off of work.
Final cost will depend on consultation. Cost starts at $7,000.