Face and neck lift treatment at Judith Gurley Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa
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Face and neck lifts: Look healthier, and more vibrant – not like you’ve “had work done”!

The passage of time and the effects of gravity, tanning and sun exposure, smoking, and other lifestyle factors can wear down our skin’s natural elasticity. When elastin and collagen protein in the skin erodes, we lose our youthful, smooth contours and facial definition. The skin is no longer as plump as it once was and begins to migrate downward. The lower portion of the face may droop. There may be sagging around the jawline. Beautiful bone structure is obscured. 

Fortunately, St. Louis, Missouri, area Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Judith Gurley restores facial contours with an array of trusted surgical interventions.

Face and Neck Lifts

A facelift or rhytidectomy may be performed using a variety of different techniques. Tissues are largely repositioned through small incisions hidden in areas such as the hairline. Additionally, any “excess” is trimmed away as tissues are repositioned to restore a more sculpted look. 

A neck lift or lower rhytidectomy specifically addresses the chin, neck, and jawline area. It involves redistributing fat and tissue from the jowls and neck. Muscle tightening may also be appropriate. 

What to Expect

Dr. Gurley evaluates your face and neck and discusses any concerns during a consultation. Some patients may not be good candidates for nonsurgical therapies such as laser treatments, dermal fillers, or fat grafting alone. In these cases, their may be some limitations. Surgical interventions are generally associated with more dramatic improvements and may be appropriate for more severe laxity. Patients should be healthy and have loose or hanging skin around the chin, mid-face or cheeks, jowls, and neck.  

Incisions may also be placed in natural creases if you are an appropriate candidate for a face or neck lift. This helps to minimize the appearance of scarring. Drains are placed for 24 to 48 hours following the repositioning or removal of tissues. Recovering from a face/neck lift has never been easier or more predictable! Downtime is minimized by introducing new, vegan, and antimicrobial-based topical therapies. Stitches are typically removed in around five to seven days. And our patients usually return to their active lifestyles in around three weeks.

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During your visit, we can also go over cost considerations. These transformative procedures generally cost $60,000 to $120,000. Financing is available. 

When Botox® or filler may not be enough, explore better options with Dr. Gurley’s artistry and expertise. Call (636) 812-4300 to speak with our team at Judith Gurley Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in the St. Louis, MO, area in Chesterfield. The most natural face and neck lifts don’t look like the men and women who got them had anything “done” – they look vibrant and amazing. You just can’t tell “why” they suddenly look so much better. Simply trust your face to us. 

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