The appearance of your cheeks, neck and jawline change over time due to gravity, sun exposure, aging and genetics. A surgical procedure that addresses these areas is called a facelift and necklift.  Dr. John Burns, MD is nationally know for a natural and less invasive approach to facial rejuvenation.  Dr. Burns uses a short scar technique with SMAS repositioning to create a natural and beautiful result.  Dr. Burns follows newer concepts in facial rejuvenation with a lift and fill approach where volume is replaced using facial fat or facial fillers.  As a complement to your facelift, Dr. Burns is also nationally recognized as a US Top20 injector with Allergan achieving the highest Double Black Diamond designation.  Adding Botox and/or filler can further rejuvenate the face, neck, and eyes; and provide longevity to the procedure.

A well-done facelift should reposition facial anatomy and restore a youthful appearance without appearing stretched or pulled. In order to accomplish this goal, the surgeon should primarily address the underlying facial structure called the SMAS layer and not rely on the skin for support. This not only yields a more natural look but also adds longevity to the procedure.

A facelift is not the same for every patient. The goal of a facelift is not to make you appear different; the goal is to “set back” your “aging clock” to restore a more youthful, natural appearance.

 

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Patient Focus 1

Procedures: Facelift and necklift, upper and lower eyelid rejuvenation, endoscopic browlift.

*All patients are unique and results may vary

 

Patient Focus 2

Procedures: Facelift and necklift, upper and lower eyelid rejuvenation.

*All patients are unique and results may vary

Patient Focus 3

Procedures: Facelift and necklift, liposuction face and neck*All patients are unique and results may vary

*All patients are unique and results may vary

 

Expectations

Length: 3 hours

Anesthesia: General (occasionally local with sedation for smaller procedures)

In/Outpatient: Outpatient

Side Effects: Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain

Risks: Pain, bleeding, infection, rare damage to nerves, incomplete improvement

Recovery: Back to work with makeup: 1 week More strenuous activity: 2 weeks

Final Appearance: 1-2 months for swelling to completely resolve

Duration of Results: About 10 years


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