Facelift is one of our most popular cosmetic procedures.
It can dramatically reverse signs of aging in areas of the face and
neck. When done well, a facelift can provide a healthy, more youthful
appearance by improving sagging tissues of the cheek, jawline and
jowls, and neck. Terminology for variations
of a facelift are not consistant from doctor to doctor. This can be
confusing and makes it difficult for patients to understand the various
Selecting a surgeon like Dr.
Allcroft who is both very experienced and artistic is important.
Dr. Allcroft customizes each approach to suit the goals and anatomy
of each individual he treats. Dr. Allcroft performs QuickLift™ which
is a type of a mini-cheek-neck lift. He also performs
more involved, longer flap lifts sometimes with deep plane dissection.
The temporal region may also be lifted with the cheek and neck area.
If you are having a relatively conservative
cheek-neck lift, you can choose between oral sedation and local
anesthesia, during which you are kept awake but very relaxed, or
deep intravenous sedation during which you would have no
awareness at all of the procedure.
The surgical incisions are very artfully hidden
within the scalp and around the ears. Some patients will also have
a separate incision hidden in a skin crease under the chin. Within
a week or two postoperatively, depending on the extent of the surgery
and individual variation, you can expect to be comfortable being
back in the public eye. The results are long-lasting. The patients
continue to look better for years than they would have without a