Facelifting / Neck lifting / Double Chin Correction

Procedures Overview

Since the first facelift in the early 1900’s people have been attempting to counteract the natural effects that aging, stress, and gravity have on their skin. Day in and day out, these factors work against us by pulling the skin on our face and neck down. With time, the collagen and elastin (which are the two vital protein fibers) in our skin begin to disintegrate, and as a result, we naturally struggle with extra skin around the chin and neck, sagging jowls, and wrinkles around the eyes.

A rhytidectomy, or a facelift, is the surgical procedure designed to help improve signs of aging in the face and neck. It aims to restore the youthful contour of the midface and correct the sagging of the skin and underlying tissues in the lower face, neck, and chin, thus correcting the condition known as a double chin.

Factors that will contribute to excessive facial sagging:

  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Excessive stress
  • Aging
  • Smoking
  • Fluctuations in weight
  • Genetics
  • Gravity

Before & After Images

The ideal candidate for facelift surgery/neck lift surgery would be:

  • Aging men who wish to reverse the effects of facial aging in the midface, jowls, lower face, neck, and chin.
  • Healthy individuals who do not have any serious medical conditions that could complicate recovery
  • Individuals who have a positive attitude
  • Individuals with realistic goals and expectations of what surgery can offer them
  • Individuals who have previously had eyelid surgery without rejuvenating the midface
  • Non-smokers

Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

“Thank you for all of your patience and help, I appreciate you and all of the work you do for the office and your patience. Thank you for always being there whenever I had questions. Everything you do, you do with a welcoming spirit.”

“Dear Dr. Chahin,
We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for your fantastic care of my daughter. Your quality and integrity as a surgeon and more fundamentally as a human being.”

“Dearest Doc,
Every day is a special day for your patients to have you! How lucky and grateful we all are for all of your expertise and care you give to each person.”

– Thank You, Ann

Final Thoughts

Several procedures are often times performed in combination with a facelift such as brow lift, eyelid surgery, neck liposuction, fat grafting, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion. Dr. Chahin will discuss with you these procedures, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

The incisions for the deep plane face and neck lift are located within the hairline generally from the location of the tragus and then extending around the earlobe and up the back of the ear. The incisions are precisely placed so that its well hidden within the natural curvature of the ear.

Patients can expect an immediate downtime of about one week after the deep plane face and neck lift. Typically at the one week mark, patients begin to transition off the pain medication and can perform basic daily activities with ease. Swelling and bruising are likely to occur, but they generally begin to subside after the first week. Any discomfort that patients experience is typically minor and can be managed with oral pain medication. The stitches that are used are dissolvable and generally start to dissolve around week two. While patients can often return to work within two weeks, it will take about four weeks before more strenuous activities can be resumed.

The deep plane face and neck lift does not address the forehead or eyebrow position or the appearance of the forehead or eyebrow area. Generally, the neck lift will target any fat accumulation in the jowel and submental area, any excess skin along the neck or jawline, and any central neck muscle diastasis.

The results of a neck lift typically last 10 to 15 years. Treatment results may vary based on an individual’s skin condition and how well he or she takes care of the skin after surgery. Also, the face continues to age even after surgery, so results depend on the individual’s natural aging process.

During your consultation all of the risks and benefits will be discussed with you. As with all surgery general risks include but are not limited to bleeding, scarring and infection. Rarely, complications like hematoma, seroma, and delayed wound healing can happen. Dr. Chahin will continue to monitor you closely as you recover to ensure that any of these complications are addressed immediately. Some less common complications include facial nerve damage, changes in sensation (either permanent or temporary) and anesthesia related complications.