There are many terms commonly used to describe surgical approaches to rejuvenation of the neck, lower face, and jawline. These have included facelift, neck-lift, rhytidectomy, mini-lift and countless others. Regardless of the exact name given to the procedure, the basic concepts are the same. Small, well-hidden incisions are made around the ears to give the surgeon access to the deeper tissues of the face, or “SMAS” layer. This layer is pulled in an upward vector, to treat the jowls, improve the appearance of the nasolabial folds, minimize the marionette lines, and tighten the loose skin in the neck and jawline.
As Dr. Mehta has increasingly focused his surgical practice on nasal surgery, he no longer performs this procedure. That said, we do work closely with a number of colleagues in the San Francisco Bay Area who specialize in facelifts and can provide excellent results. We would be happy to refer you to surgeons whose work we have seen and admired firsthand!
Dr. Mehta and staff do offer a number of in-office treatments for rejuvenating the face and neck, short of surgery. These include:
- Neuromodulators (Botox/Dysport)
- Facial fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, etc).
- Ultherapy (nonsurgical skin and muscle tightening of the face and neck)
- Halo laser (in-office laser skin resurfacing: fine lines, brown spots, etc.)
- Broadband Light (BBL, for brown spots, redness, tiny blood vessels)
- Coolsculpting (nonsurgical fat reduction, can treat the double chin/neck area)
- Skin care products