Lower Face & Neck Lifting in Buckhead and Atlanta

As you get older, the skin and tissue around the lower face and neck begins to lose its youthful structure. Many (if not all) of us will experience wrinkles and/or sagging skin along the cheeks, jawline/chin, and neck, causing the face to appear much older or tired than we actually feel. Dr. Sethna specializes in surgery of the face and neck, and can help restore youthful facial contours with personalized lower face and neck lifting surgery.

What is Lower Face & Neck Lifting Surgery?

Dr. Sethna is able to lift sagging skin and rejuvenate the look of the lower face and neck using cosmetic facial surgery procedures such as a facelift and neck lift.

Facelift surgery is one of the most popular and well-known cosmetic surgery procedures. It’s dramatic, yet natural-looking results can greatly benefit patients who are wanting to address loose skin or deep wrinkles in the mid to lower regions of the face. Dr. Sethna specializes in complex surgeries of the face and neck. Her keen understanding of the face’s anatomy paired with years of experience and surgical artistry allows Dr. Sethna the unique ability to achieve some of the most natural looking facelift outcomes for her patients. A mini facelift is a less invasive alternative to the traditional facelift that focuses primarily on the lower face.

Neck lift surgery is often combined with facelift surgery in order to address common signs of aging around the neck. Dr. Sethna often combines facelift and neck lift surgery for optimal rejuvenation of the lower face and neck area.

Dr. Sethna recommends facelift and neck lift surgery for women and men looking to…

  • Loose or hanging areas of skin, such as:
    • Jowls (sagging skin along the jawline)
    • Turkey neck (loose skin beneath the chin)
  • Moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds near the lower region of the face, such as:
    • Nasolabial folds
    • Marionette lines
  • Horizontal neck wrinkles (neck bands)

Depending on your unique concerns and the severity of skin aging, Dr. Sethna will design a personalized surgical plan for your lower face and neck rejuvenation. This may include both a facelift (or mini facelift) as well as a neck lift, or perhaps just one or the other. These procedures can also provide younger patients with preventative benefits that can maintain the existing youthful facial structure for longer as you age.

What is Lower Face & Neck Surgery Like?

You will have a private consultation with Dr. Sethna to discuss your specific concerns as well as your goal outcome. Based on your unique circumstances, Dr. Sethna will customize a procedure plan designed to provide you with your optimal and most natural-looking outcome. She will also provide you with detailed instructions for both before and after your surgery.

Facelift and neck lift surgery is performed by Dr. Sethna, who is board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Your surgery will be performed with general anesthesia.

During lower face and neck surgery, incisions will be made in discrete, easily-hidden areas of the head and neck in order to access the underlying tissue. From there, Dr. Sethna will be able to refine the contours of the lower face and neck, reshaping the underlying tissue to create a more youthful foundation. Loose areas of skin are then carefully removed before redraping the skin and closing incisions to achieve a firmer, naturally-lifted appearance.

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What’s Recovery Like After Facelift & Neck Lift Surgery?

After your lower face and neck surgery, Dr. Sethna will apply all necessary bandages over the treated area. No overnight stay is typically required, though you will need a friend or family member to help drive you home from surgery and help provide any needed assistance during your first nights of recovery.

The recovery period after facelift or neck lift surgery will vary from patient to patient depending on the personalized procedure plan created by Dr. Sethna. She will schedule follow up visits with you to closely monitor your healing and ensure optimal results.

Some bruising and swelling is to be expected as your face and neck recover from surgery. You will need to take some time off work in order to get plenty of rest and allow yourself sufficient time to properly heal. Most lower face and neck surgery patients are able to return to work within two weeks of surgery.

It is completely normal to have questions regarding your personal recovery period. Dr. Sethna will provide you with detailed care instructions to assist with your facelift and neck lift recovery.

If you experience any unexpected side effects after treatment, please contact our office immediately.


What Can I Expect for my Facelift & Neck Lift Results?

  • Initial Results at… 2 weeks
  • Final Results at… 3 months
  • Results last… Permanently

While the effects of your facelift and neck lift will be immediately noticeable, the results will be clouded by some bruising and swelling during the first couple of weeks. Bandages will be removed during a follow up visit with Dr. Sethna, at which point you will begin to truly notice the impact of your surgery. It will take some time for your skin to fully heal and for your final results to become apparent. Most patients are fully healed at about 2-3 months, revealing the beautifully sculpted and lifted results of their facelift and/or neck lift surgeries.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Anita Sethna, MD, FACS is double board-certified in Head and Neck surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with a passion for helping her patients to achieve their most confident, empowered, and youthful selves. To schedule your private consultation, please give our Atlanta office a call at 404-778-6880 or fill out our online contact form and we will get in touch with you right away.