All About Face and Neck Lift Procedure (Seoul & Bali)

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Win your battle against aging.

By Azra Shuib | December 20 2019

Almost everything gets better with age – your finances, your job, your time management and overall quality of life. You have also probably started to adopt healthy habits and diets to keep up with your age. So aging is not that bad after all – until you look in the mirror and witness wrinkles forming.

As individuals age, their skin and structural tissues of the face and neck will gradually lose tone. At the same time, volume in the underlying bone and fat of the face disappears. Your skin will become less elastic, and over time, your skin on the face and neck will sag, making you look tired. These changes will take place even faster if you have spent your younger days smoking, heavy drinking and neglecting sunscreen.

Face-lift (rhytidectomy) and neck lift (platysmaplasty) are surgical procedures that can improve the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The procedures will alter the muscle and facial tissues to get a more youthful contour to the face. Essentially, the facial muscles will be pulled up – that’s why it’s called a lift. Excess skin will then be removed before the skin is sutured closed. A neck lift is usually done as part of a face-lift to reduce excess fat and sagging skin on the neck. Results are very long lasting, which can remain for up to 15-20 years. Meanwhile, in non-incision method of face lifting, medical threads will be inserted beside and under the ear. The results may last up to 2 years, depending on the patient’s lifestyle.

A face and neck lift is suitable for those with these facial conditions:
・Sagging jawline due to aging or weight loss
・Sagging cheeks
・Drooping skin on the eye area and the corners of the mouth
・Sagging, wrinkly skin with excess fat on the neck

A lot of people refrain from getting a face-lift because it’s associated with plastic surgery. And here’s the thing – there is nothing plastic about the surgery. In fact, the word “plastic” comes from the Greek word “plastikos” which means “to mold”, “grow” or “to form”. So of course, in this procedure, your face will be molded and formed into a new contour and shape.

Usually, after the procedure, doctors would recommend that you don’t drive for the first week to 10 days after surgery as a measure to take care of the neck by not jerking it around. Swelling and bruising are normal, and will diminish in two weeks. Follow-up will be done 7 days after the procedure, and the second follow-up visit is recommended to be done 1 or 2 months after the procedure to monitor progress.

For more information and to book the procedure in Seoul or Bali, click the links below.

Face and Neck Lift (Reduce Visible Signs of Aging)

Face and Neck Lift (Youthful Appearance with Tighter Skin)