Do you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your face and neck? Do excessive wrinkles, sagging skin, or a double chin negatively affect the way you feel about yourself? Have you been considering cosmetic treatment options to improve your situation?
At Beauty by Brueck, we hear and understand your concerns. Our faces are the central part of who we are, and typically one of the very first things people notice about us. If you are unhappy with the way your face looks, it can negatively affect other parts of your life.
We want you to love your skin and feel confident about the way you look. If you are considering a facelift or neck lift in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, or Punta Gorda, Dr. Robert Brueck would be happy to meet with you to discuss your options. You can contact our office at 239-939-5233 to schedule your cosmetic consultation today!
Read about facelift and neck lift surgery topics below:
- Introduction to Facelifts and Neck Lifts
- Benefits of Facelifts
- Expectations for Facelifts
- Benefits of Neck Lifts
- Expectations for Neck Lifts
- Combining Face and Neck Cosmetic Surgery
- Recovery and the Weeks after Your Cosmetic Surgery
- Schedule a Facelift or Neck Lift Consultation
If you are worried about facial wrinkles or sagging skin and are considering a facelift or neck lift, it is important to first truly understand the procedures.
A rhytidectomy, commonly known as a “facelift,” is a surgical procedure performed to reduce visible signs of aging in the facial region. A platysmaplasty, commonly known as a “neck lift,” or “turkey neck surgery,” is a surgical procedure designed to tighten the muscles in the neck and create a smoother surface for your skin.
Both facelifts and neck lifts will improve cosmetic flaws and reduce the amount of loose skin around the face and jaw line.
Facelift surgery and neck lift surgery are considered elective procedures and are usually performed as outpatient surgery. If you choose to have Dr. Brueck perform a neck lift or facelift, your surgery will take place at our state-of-the-art AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center and you will go home that very same day.
You may choose to have a facelift or neck lift for a variety of reasons. Common reasons for wanting neck plastic surgery or face surgery include sun damage, weight gain or weight loss, and thinning skin. No matter your reason for choosing your cosmetic procedure, Dr. Brueck will answer all of your questions and go over the details of your surgery beforehand.
Facelifts are popular cosmetic procedures that can have many benefits. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Brueck, performs several different types of facelifts: upper facelifts, lower facelifts, and mini facelifts.
If you choose to have a facelift, you will discover a rejuvenated, more youthful-looking appearance.
Some common benefits of facelifts include:
- Results that last for many years
- Tighter skin that feels healthier
- Wrinkles that are reduced or eliminated
- Increased self-confidence and elevated mood
- Improved facial contour
Dr. Brueck also performs the QuickLift Facelift for patients who want to make small changes with a short recovery.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Brueck believes in always taking a natural approach to cosmetic surgery. When you become a patient of Beauty by Brueck, we always strive to deliver results that look natural and seem realistic. We want to enhance your face’s natural beauty without ever making it obvious that you have had plastic surgery.
For this reason, Dr. Brueck is very honest and upfront with his patients about what to expect after their procedures. A facelift surgery, while a very helpful tool against aging, cannot completely erase facial imperfections. Since there is no way to actually turn back time and create younger skin, a facelift is the next best thing for patients who crave a more youthful appearance.
Facelifts can treat the following conditions:
- Jowls on your jawline
- A double chin from skin that droops or hangs
- Folds, lines, or wrinkles throughout your face
- Sagging skin
- Loss of muscle tone
Although many people expect a drastic difference between the facelift before and after photos, in reality, a facelift cannot change the integral features and shape of your face. You will not look like a different person when comparing your facelift before and after pictures—but you will see a person who looks younger, healthier and more vibrant than before.
As we age, many of us tend to pay extra attention to our faces. We stay out of the sun, use healthier skin care products, and moisturize our face around the clock. Often times, however, we don’t realize that our necks are also affected by the aging process. Unfortunately, our necks age right alongside our faces—and we often accumulate extra fat or sagging skin in this area.
Neck lifts provide another way to minimize the effects of aging and create a more youthful appearance. Dr. Brueck performs many different types of neck lift procedures: neck lifts without surgery/non-surgical neck lifts, non-invasive neck lifts, face and neck lifts, and mini neck lifts.
The benefits of neck lifts are similar to the benefits of facelifts. When Dr. Robert Brueck performs a neck lift for you at our ambulatory surgery center, you can expect:
- Tightened neck muscles that reduce sagging and increase contour
- Decreased facial fat, especially around the chin
- Fewer wrinkles and folds throughout your neck
- A neck that looks and feels longer and younger and has a better silhouette/contour
No matter which part of the body he is working on, Dr. Brueck will always deliver a finished product that looks natural, beautiful, and subtle. Your neck lift will enhance and emphasize the beautiful aspects of your natural facial structure. Your skin will feel tighter, younger, and will complement your face more effectively.
A neck lift cannot completely restructure or redesign the area around your jaw. Neck liposuction can reduce the amount of fat around your neck and redefine your chin and jawline, but a neck lift will not change your fundamental appearance.
Many patients choose to combine their facelift and neck lift and undergo both procedures at the same time. There are several benefits to combining a facelift and a neck lift, particularly because many people who start with only one procedure end up returning down the road for the second procedure. If you are interested in combining your facelift and neck lift surgeries, Dr. Brueck can easily perform them both on the same day.
Our state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center makes it easy to receive all your cosmetic surgery in one convenient place. Our friendly staff members can schedule your surgeries for a date and time that works for your schedule, and you will only need to visit our Fort Myers cosmetic surgery facility once.
The amount of anesthesia you will need during surgery and the length of your procedures will vary depending on the specific type of treatment you choose, but the majority of our patients are able to go home immediately after their surgeries as long as they have a friend or family member to drive them.
Your facelift cost and neck lift cost will also depend on several factors. From your very first consultation with Dr. Brueck, we will keep you advised of the estimated cost of your surgeries. Because Dr. Brueck believes in being honest and upfront with every patient, you will never be surprised by any hidden fees or last-minute expenses. Your treatment quote will show the full amount of your neck lift surgery cost or your facelift cost. When it comes to paying for your treatments, Dr. Brueck accepts cash, check, credit or debit cards, and CareCredit financing.
As with any surgical procedure, you will need time to recover and heal after a facelift or neck lift. At Beauty by Brueck, we will make sure you are completely prepared before you enter the operating room and that you have all the knowledge you need to make a full and complete recovery.
In the days immediately following your procedure, you will need to relax and stay mostly in bed or on your couch. Be prepared to take a few days off of work in order to rest, sleep, and recover. Facelift recovery time will vary from person to person, but you should always err on the side of caution for the first several days after surgery.
Because both facelifts and neck lifts involve removing fat and tightening skin, it is normal to experience some soreness, tenderness, and bruising for several weeks after your procedure. Facelifts and neck lifts work below your skin’s surface, which means your body will take time to heal. Your results will likely start to become very noticeable around the six-week mark, and your facial tissue will continue to adapt to your new look for up to a year.
The location and size of your surgical incision will depend on the type of facelift and/or neck lift Dr. Brueck performed. However, you can rest assured that the incision site is very small and that any scarring will be minimal. Typically, incisions are performed behind your ear and are hidden completely.
One of the best things you can do to help your body heal properly after surgery is to avoid smoking entirely. Smoking is bad for your health in general, but smoking after facial surgery is especially dangerous as it can lead to complications and an increased risk of bleeding. Dr. Brueck will ask that you stop using all products containing nicotine for several weeks before and after your surgery.
You will be able to shower and shampoo your hair the next day. Make sure Dr. Brueck has your cell phone number so that he can call you the evening following your surgery to check up on you.
At Beauty by Brueck, schedule our cosmetic surgery consultations with Dr. Brueck. If you have been considering a facelift or neck lift in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, or Punta Gorda, Florida, contact us today at 239-939-5233 to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon.
We know the difference that having a face you love can make in your life. If you are self-conscious about wrinkles, sagging skin, or facial fat, don’t go one more day without making a change.