You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation and general anesthesia. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedure, your health history and his preferences.
Various surgical techniques are used depending on the amount of correction that is required. They include a traditional facelift, a limited incision facelift and a neck lift.
In the traditional facelift, the incision begins at the hairline and continues around the ear down to the lower scalp area. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, the jowls or the neck, and Dr. Jimerson will reposition the underlying tissues. Often, deep layers of the face and muscle are also lifted, and excess skin is trimmed.
If the neck shows excessive aging, an additional incision under the chin may be required.
In the limited incision facelift, the incision is made at the temples, continuing around the back of the ear. These shorter incisions promote less scarring and faster recovery.
A neck lift often is used to correct loose skin and fat that accumulates under the chin and sagging jowls. The incision for this procedure starts in the front of the ear lobe and wraps around behind the ear, terminating in the lower scalp
The incisions are closed and are concealed within the natural contours of the face and ear, as well as within the hairline.