Corrects loose, sagging skin of the lower face and neck
Long-lasting, natural-looking results
Facial Surgery for the Effects of Aging
With time, the face goes through dramatic changes. Loose, sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and facial folds are all normal effects of aging, but they can often make a person look much older than he or she actually feels physically and/or mentally. Facelift and neck lift surgery are designed to address these effects of aging, helping to restore a more youthful and vibrant appearance.
“I had spent literally years researching these procedures and it took me a long time to find a surgeon I trusted enough to operate on my face but I felt very comfortable with Dr. Zuliani.”
Dr. Giancarlo Zuliani is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who focuses solely on enhancing the appearance of and addressing common issues associated with the face. His goal with the facelift and neck lift is to restore a man or woman’s youth without completely changing his or her appearance–as though the hands of time have simply been set back five to ten years.
Dr. Zuliani's focus on the individual is why patients trust him.
He pays careful attention to each patient, taking the necessary time to assess the situation and ask questions during the consultation. Dr. Zuliani does not come up with a standardized treatment plan on the spot. Instead, he considers the best approach in each special situation, studies photos of the patient, designs a personalized plan, and only thenpresents his recommendations.
"I don’t rush patients. I understand this is a big decision and that they need time to decide." - Dr. Zuliani
Dr. Zuliani also has a keen understanding of the differences among patients of different cultural backgrounds. He knows how to treat the face in a way that complements a patient's individuality rather than changing it. His goal is to provide each of his patients with results that are in tune with his or her unique lifestyle, culture, and identity.
What is the average cost of a full facelift?
They range based on the required techniques used for optimal results. The range with hospital fees is 12-13k for full facelifts. Mini facelifts are approximately 10k with hospital fees. In-office hybrid mini facelifts save on hospital fees if patient is a candidate and are approximately 7k.
What is a mini facelift?
A mini facelift is a surgical procedure to improve the sagging skin in the jowels and neck. The playsmal muscles in the neck may also be corseted together during a mini facelift as well. Dr. Z’s Z Lightning Lift is a hybrid mini facelift performed in-office that combine customized techniques including Renuvion to tighten the lower face and neck.
How long does facelift last?
It is not one size fits all. Many variables will determine how long your facelift results last, however remember, you will continue to age. Think about it like turning the clock back. Your results will last longer if you have good skin and protect your skin in the sun. The age at the time of your procedure also plays a role. For example, a 50- year-old may get 10 years out of her facelift whereas a 60-year-old may get 5-7.
When should you get a facelift?
Patients ages 35-75 may be a candidate for a facelift but the ideal age for a full facelift is 50-55.
How do I prepare for a facelift?
You will get pre-surgical instructions that include things like stopping blood thinning medications and certain supplements such as fish oil 2 weeks prior to surgery. You want to make sure you have ample to time to heal. Most patients take 2 weeks off work. Lining up a driver to surgery and care 24 hours after your procedure is important too. You will have subsequent follow-up visits at our office post-procedure. You will also want to plan to dye your hair prior to your procedure if you choose as you will not be able to again until 6 weeks post-procedure.
How do you sleep after a facelift?
You want to sleep on an angle, in a reclining chair is perfect or propped up on pillows so you’re upright.
How do you wash your hair after a facelift?
You want to use a handheld shower tilting your head as to not get any water on any sutures/bandages. Putting a towel of your face when washing may help keep your face/neck dry. You may need assistance with this.
How do you take care of your face after a facelift?
You will be given specific post-care instructions and ointments to apply where necessary. You want to follow specific instructions closely as given by your doctor. Skincare products will also be provided to use before and after treatment. Make sure to protect your skin in the sun with sunscreen and sunhats post-procedure.
Who might benefit from a face and neck lift?
Facelift and neck lift surgery is most commonly performed for patients in their 40s to 60s who are experiencing concerns such as:
Deep facial wrinkles or folds in the mid- to-lower face or neck
Loose or sagging skin (jowls)
Some patients may also undergo a preventative facelift procedure at a younger age (30s) in order to strengthen the facial structure and maintain a youthful appearance moving forward. During your consultation, Dr. Zuliani will carefully listen to each patient’s expectations and analyze the current condition of his or her face to determine if a facelift and neck lift may be a good option. While often performed together, the facelift and neck lift can also be performed separately as individual surgeries. Dr. Zuliani may also recommend non-surgical alternatives if surgery is not yet necessary to achieve the desired outcome.
How is a facelift and neck lift performed?
The goal of the facelift and neck lift is to reduce excess skin and strengthen the underlying structures of the face and neck. This facial plastic surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia by Dr. Zuliani.
Once you are scheduled for surgery, Dr. Zuliani will provide you with special medications to begin taking one week prior to the day of your operation. There is no haircut needed to perform this surgery as the incisions will be made at the temporal regions of your head, or behind your ears. This allows you to easily hide any post-surgical scarring within your natural hairline. From this incision location, Dr. Zuliani can then reshape and lift the underlying tissue to form a stronger, more youthful structure. Excess skin is then carefully removed before closing the incisions to achieve a tighter, more youthful appearance.
Dr. Zuliani performs all facial plastic surgery procedures at an accredited hospital or surgery center conveniently located near Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills. Once your surgery is complete, Dr. Zuliani will apply the needed dressings to assist with the initial healing process. You should be able to return home shortly after surgery under the care of a loved one.
The facelift and neck lift are often combined as a single surgery for optimal results, but they can also be performed as stand-alone procedures.
What can be expected after a facelift and neck lift?
Following your facelift and neck lift with Dr. Zuliani, you will need to wear surgical dressings over your face for about 1-2 days. You will notice some bruising, discoloration, and swelling in the initial stages of healing. Most of the swelling will begin to fade within a few days, while discoloration will gradually disappear in about one week’s time. You will be able to resume wearing makeup about 7-8 days after surgery and should be able to return to work soon after as well.
You will need to return to Dr. Zuliani’s Bloomfield Hills practice to have your stitches removed, as well as for follow- up appointments moving forward. Each patient will experience a different recovery period. Dr. Zuliani will outline the specific details and provide you with post-surgical guidelines to assist with the healing process.
It will take some time before you realize the final results of your facelift and neck lift. As swelling and bruising continue to fade, you will notice gradual improvements in the look of your face. Many of Dr. Zuliani’s patients experience a boost in self-confidence and are thrilled with the face they see in the mirror–a younger, revitalized version of themselves.
Let's Discuss Your Goals
Dr. Giancarlo Zuliani is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon. His artistic eye, attention to detail, and individualized care allow him to achieve remarkable results that solve a person's concerns while preserving his or her unique identity. We would love to discuss your goals and begin working toward a more beautiful, refined, and confident you. Please give our office a call at 248.322.3362 (248.FACE.DOC) or click the button below to request a consultation with Dr. Zuliani at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills.