With aging or significant weight loss the face will exhibit signs of tissue laxity including;

  • Skin looseness of the cheeks and neck
  • Deepening of facial wrinkles
  • Sagging of the cheeks/jowls
  • Loss of cheek projection

These changes can make you look tired and older than you feel. Facial rejuvenation procedures can help return you to a more youthful and refreshed appearance. For instance, a Facelift in Scottsdale could be the ideal procedure for restoring life to your face and turning back the clock.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Facelift or Neck Lift?

Men and women who have facial aging but feel that their appearance does not reflect their health and vigor. Patients who have significant health problems or are active smokers may not be candidates for facelift and neck lift procedures. Dr. Stutman will review your medical/surgical history at your initial consultation to better evaluate if you are a good candidate for surgery.

Does a Facelift Require Incisions?

An incision is made in front of and behind your ears, this will usually extend into the hair above your sideburns. These incisions are placed as inconspicuously as possible, and most patients are able to wear their hair in any fashion without noticeable scarring. If a neck lift is performed, a small incision is made below your chin.

The Procedure Explained

A facelift or neck lift is performed under general anesthesia at either a surgery center or hospital, depending on your medical history and preference. Incisions are made and the skin is then stretched, and the extra skin removed. All patients will have tightening of the underlying muscle layer for long lasting results. A drain is placed beneath the skin to avoid a collection of fluid beneath the skin. Additional procedures such as blepharoplasty, browlift, fat grafting, Botox, and/or Juvéderm may be performed at the time of the initial surgery.

Recovering From a Facelift

If performed at a surgery center, you will spend a few hours in recovery before going home. You will need someone to take you home and stay with you for the first few days. Some patients may need to stay overnight in the hospital depending on your medical history and/or preferences. Small drains will be placed at the time of surgery, which are usually removed after 1-2 days. You will experience swelling and bruising over the first 1-2 weeks. Most patients are able to return to normal social activities with makeup by 1 month after surgery.

Do Facelifts Come with Risks?

As with any surgery, there is a possibility that you will experience a complication. These include bleeding after the surgery (hematoma), undesirably thick scars, fluid collection beneath the skin (seroma), infection, damage to facial nerves, blood clots, and delayed wound healing. This surgery requires a general anesthetic, which carries some risk as well.

Schedule a Facelift in Scottsdale Today

A facelift in Scottsdale could be the procedure you need to boost your confidence and refresh your appearance. To learn more about the facelift or neck lift procedure and discuss any concerns with Dr. Stutman, contact our clinic today.

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Read some of our testimonials from our valued patients to learn more about the innovative and high-quality plastic surgery procedures we offer.

Melody Tunks

“Dr. Stutman was great to work with, so positive and you can tell he is excited for you!”

Christina M. (Google)

Dr. Stutman is a professional, kind, and talented plastic surgeon. He treated my double chin with liposuction and did a terrific job. The procedure was painless, and I appreciated that he took the time to explain the procedure to me. I also appreciate that patient safety is number one priority as he took the time to ask me about my medical history and any medications I take to decrease any possible risks associated with the procedure. One week after my chin was treated I noticed a significant result. I had some mild bruising after one week which disappeared after about 10 days postoperatively. It is now 6 months since my procedure and I don’t have any visible scars and the fullness I used to have is completely gone. I am no longer insecure about taking pictures from a profile angle. I am feeling so much more confident in my appearance and even look 5 years younger as a result of the procedure. I am so thankful I saw Dr. Stutman and would recommend him to others!

Anonymous (Realself)

Dr. Stutman performed a facial procedure for me on an area that had been bothering for many years. Although I was always self conscious about it, I was unable to find a surgeon I trusted to do the work. Facial procedures are not something to take lightly. I wanted to be sure the doctor I chose would not only be an experienced surgeon but respected by both his peers and patients. When I met with him for the initial consultation I was comforted by his wealth of knowledge and also by his appreciation that I was nervous about the procedure. He was able to ease my anxiety and ensure I would be pleased with the aesthetic outcome. I am vary happy I was able to find Dr. Stutman.

Alexis Barbieri

“I went here in September for my chin/neck area. Dr Stutman was my doctor. It had always been a problem area for me and hereditary. Everything from the procedure itself and post surgery was smooth and easy. I feel so much more confident and would 100% recommend”

-Tina B. (Yelp)

“Dr. Stutman and his entire team is very professional and caring. Loved the entire process from my initial consultation to my follow up. Thank you!”

-Jessica L. (google)

“Very simple and easy surgery. I went back to work after 2 days. Best money ever spent! It took me back 10 years. I think I even look better now than I did in my 30’s. Dr. Stutman gave me curves and a nice round booty with the fat he took out around my upper/lower abs, flanks and waist. Would recommend to anyone.”