There’s no better feeling than a rejuvenated, young firm look

A face lift is an excellent way to relieve the signs of ageing

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Face Lift and Neck Lift

As part of the ageing process the skin of the face and neck progressively loses its elasticity and there is loss of volume in the midface as well as descent of the soft tissues. The effect of this process is to cause the cheeks to become less prominent, the nose to mouth lines to deepen, the jawline to sag giving rise to jowls and the skin of the neck to fall into loose folds. This changes the appearance of the face from being heart shaped, as it is in youth, to more square as you get older. Around the eyes the eyebrows may droop and the skin in the eyelids tends to drape giving a hooded appearance.

These changes can be addressed surgically with a face lift and neck lift which may also be combined with surgery to the eyelids. Dr. Mickel’s approach to a face lift is to rejuvenate your face and neck with a fresh youthful look and certainly avoid a tight or operated appearance. Dr. Mickel will also be honest in informing you if he feels you are not ready for a face lift yet but should wait a few years.

Probably it is the most fascinating aesthetic surgery. The idea of improving or modifying our own features sometimes appeals sometimes scares people but in any case everybody is intrigued.

Rhytidectomy, or a facelift, as it is commonly called, is an operation that addresses many of the changes that occur with ageing to create a more youthful appearence.

Surgery is tailored to specific needs and can involve a full face-lift or more targeted approach treating the area of concern for example the eye area, forehead, mid face or neck area.

People who come to my office requesting a face lift or neck lift are motivated by different reasons: some do not accept aging, others want to look different and it is amazing to see how these people live better after this surgery. This is an extremely complex surgery which require a thorough evaluation of the physical and psychological characteristics of the patient.

A facelift cannot stop the aging process, but it can help remove the most visible signs of aging. By trimming or repositioning excess fat, tightening the underlying muscles, and re-draping the skin of your face and neck, a facelift can make you look younger and fresher. In the process, it may enhance your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Contrary to some misconceptions, a facelift cannot give you a totally different look and nor can it restore the health and vitality of your youth. Before you decide to proceed, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Mickel.

I had a face and neck lift with Dr. Mickel. From the first time I met with him to my last visit, Dr. Mickel was wonderful. He is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of cosmetic surgery. He is extremely detailed with her surgery skills; tiny stitches. I know where to go whenever it’s time again!


Before and After Photos of Face Lift and Neck Lift

Seeing is believing. Click the link above to view a selection of Face Lift and Neck Lift Before and After Photos from patients who have allowed us to share their before and after photos on our web site. If you choose Mickel Plastic Surgery, we will select additional before and after images from our large selection of plastic surgery patient photos for you to study as you consider your options. We hope you enjoy this opportunity to see the possibilities of Face Lift and Neck Lift cosmetic surgery in Monroe, LA.

Facelift surgery can help you reclaim your younger-looking face. At Mickel Plastic Surgery, skilled board-certified plastic surgeon Timothy Mickel, MD, FACS, performs facelifts using a carefully cultivated approach that highlights your features while restoring a natural-looking, youthful lift. With more than 30 years of experience, you can rely on Monroe, Louisiana’s top plastic surgeon for beautiful results. Call the office or book your consultation through online scheduling now.

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What does facelift surgery involve?

A facelift traditionally includes the surgical correction of sagging skin in the jowl, jaw, and midface areas. At Mickel Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mickel can combine a facelift with procedures to improve the appearance of aging skin in other areas, like your eyelids and neck as well.

During facelifts, Dr. Mickel removes extra fat, trims excess skin, tightens muscles, and makes other corrections before draping skin and attaching it in a new position that looks more like your younger self.

A full facelift addresses the signs of aging in multiple areas of the face, or you can have a facelift that addresses certain areas. Dr. Mickel discusses your specific needs so he can recommend the surgical approach best for you.

What are the right reasons to have a facelift?

Dr. Mickel recommends facelifts to patients motivated by personal appearance reasons and who have realistic expectations for the procedure.

The most common reason patients have facelifts is being unhappy with how their face looks as it ages. Many patients try nonsurgical procedures first, for example, laser treatments, Botox®, and fillers.

Those treatments can yield excellent results, especially for those with the early signs of aging. But, deeper changes in your facial structure over time may require a more in-depth approach, and that’s where a facelift can come in.

It’s vital that you understand both the possibilities and the limitations of facelift surgery. Dr. Mickel takes the time to discuss these things with you so he can determine whether this procedure is ideal for you.

Can a facelift stop the aging process?

A facelift can’t stop the aging process, but it can effectively remove the most visible signs of aging. The procedure can make you look younger and fresher, which often has benefits in terms of self-confidence and self-esteem. While you’ll continue to age after a facelift, you’ll always look younger than you otherwise would.

What will I look like after a facelift?

After your facelift you’ll look like you, just younger. A facelift is a way to enhance your appearance and bring it back to a place you’re happy with.

Patients praise Dr. Mickel’s tiny and well-hidden stitches and artful surgical skills. He performs facelifts that look natural, normal, and beautiful.

Call Mickel Plastic Surgery or click online booking to arrange your facelift consultation today.