The primary objectives of a lower face and neck lift, also called a mini facelift, at our Palo Alto practice are to enhance and accentuate the youthful contours of the neck, jawline, and lower cheek. These procedures are done carefully with meticulous attention to every detail, and are often performed in conjunction with a facelift to minimize recovery time and achieve the best possible aesthetic improvements.
Facelift & Neck Lift Before & After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
This woman from the San Francisco South Bay received a facelift, necklift, chemical peel and browlift from Drs. Lieberman and Parikh. Only a few months after her surgery, she could not be more pleased with the total facial rejuvenation. The robust results look completely natural and have transformed her lifestyle and confidence. Read More
This beautiful San Francisco Bay Area woman came to Drs. Liberman and Parikh fearful of the aging process and seeking a refreshed look. She was particularly bothered by her eyelids and wrinkling througout the face. To correct these areas and enhance the patients natural beauty Drs. Liberman and Parikh performed a signature L&P Facelift and Neck... Read More
Before her surgery this patient felt more self conscious about her presentation. She is naturally such a kind, warm and friendly person. She told us that making the choice to undergo rejuvenation surgery not only changed the way she appears but has made a huge impact on the way she feels about herself. Read More
This Los Gatos woman in her late 50s came to our San Jose office concerned about changes she had noted in her lower face and cheeks. Several years ago, she had chosen to undergo facial and neck liposuction with a dermatologist. While this resulted in a tight neckline, it created an imbalance between the appearance of her neck and face. The liposuction... Read More
This woman from Boston was in her 50s when she looked into the mirror one day and decided she looked too "jowley" and tired. She sought out Drs. Lieberman & Parikh for an aging face consultation and decided to have full facelift and necklift with a chemical peel to rejuvenate her skin. The results are stunning and her skin dramatically improved. Read More
This beautiful woman from San Carlos came to Drs. Lieberman and Parikh for full facial rejuvenation. She was concerned that she looked much older than she was, and she was suffering from low self-confidence because of it. Drs. Lieberman and Parikh performed their L&P Signature Facelift and Neck Lift along with a lip lift, upper blepharoplasty... Read More
This 59-year-old San Francisco Bay Area woman came to our office in Palo Alto concerned about general facial aging. She felt that the aging process had sped-up over the past few years and was particularly concerned with jowling, neck sagging, loss of cheek volume, and an aged appearance of her upper eyelids. Ultimately she decided to proceed with... Read More
Beautiful inside and out, this patient from Pebble Beach is a former professional ballet dancer who now works as personal and group fitness trainer. Needless to say, she has a very active and healthy lifestyle, but over the years, her outward appearance wasn't matching her vibrant life. With a facelift and necklift, she was... Read More
An exercise enthusiast, this 52 year old woman wanted to ensure the way she felt matched her appearance. She consulted with Drs. Lieberman & Parikh to find out what sets their facelift technique apart from others in the Bay Area. The oblique and profile view shows excess skin under the chin and neck. She also has a recessed chin contributing... Read More
This 47-year-old San Francisco Bay Area woman decided to do something about the stubborn fullness under the chin, as well as her jawline and upper eyelids. She runs her own business and needed to return to work quickly. After her consultation at our Palo Alto office, she elected to proceed with a Lower Facelift and Neck Lift using an extended sub-SMAS... Read More
This retired airline attendant in her early 60s came to Dr. Lieberman & Dr. Parikh for a consultation seeking to improve the overall appearance of her face, eyes, and neck. This San Francisco Bay Area patient wanted to achieve overall facial rejuvenation, while maintaining a balanced, symmetrical, and elegant look. She had excess jowling, loose... Read More
This Latino man from San Francisco said that for his whole life people assumed he was Asian, and in the last few years, people had also asked him why he looked so tired all the time. With a blepharoplasty, Drs. Lieberman & Parikh were able to make him look less Asian but also help him appear more awake. Combined with a facelift,... Read More
This woman in her early 60's is a yogi from Pebble Beach. She had been wanting to refresh her appearance, and when saw the beautifu and natural-looking results from her friend who had recently received a facelift and necklift from Drs. Lieberman & Parikh, she decided to schedule a consultation. Now, several... Read More
This wonderful person underwent our signature L&P Face and Neck lift with a lip lift, upper eyelid blepharoplasty, brow lift, fat transfer and facial laser resurfacing. When doing any time of facial cosmetic surgery, the changes have to look effortless and soft. . Natural results require attention to every detail. This type of surgery is... Read More
This retired nurse cared for others her whole entire life, including the last ten years that she took care of her ailing parents. As she says, she completely lost herself during this time and one day did not recognize her appearance in the mirror. After meeting with Drs. Lieberman & Parikh, she knew it was the right time for her to focus on herself.... Read More
This lovely 49-year-old woman from Los Gatos came to our office because she did not recognize herself in the mirror anymore. In her late 30's, she had liposuction under her chin leaving her with two prominent platysmal bands. She also showed signs of volume loss in her face. With a deep-plane facelift, revision neck lift and facial... Read More
This very active patient from the Central Valley was referred to Lieberman & Parikh by her sister who had her facelift performed at the practice a few years prior and was pleased with the results. For all facelifts, but for this patient in particular, it is important to resuspend the platysma muscle to create a nice cervicomental angle. Drs.... Read More
This beautiful patient of ours felt like her looks on the outside didn’t match up with how energetic she felt on the inside. She entrusted us with her face and we feel privileged for that honor. She underwent a revision facelift using our signature L&P technique- modified deep plane technique with deep neck contouring, lower lid blepharoplasty,... Read More
This 55 year old woman from Palo Alto is an executive and mother of two. Needless to say, she is very active and has a full life but was starting to notice that the sagging skin above her eyes and around her neck and jaw was starting to make her appear tired and worn out. She wanted a natural "refresh" without looking "done". Drs. Lieberman &... Read More
This beautiful, kind energetic woman came in, feeling that her face was looking older than she felt inside. She underwent a L&P Face and Neck lift, lip lift, endoscopic brow lift, and some skin resurfacing.
This retired army veteran in her mid 60s came to Drs. Lieberman and Parikh to discuss options for rejuvenating the appearance of her face, neck, brow and forehead. She is an active mother and grandmother who felt her outside appearance did not represent how youthful and energetic she felt inside. She had undergone cosmetic surgeries in the past but... Read More
The facelift and necklift this South Bay woman received from Drs. Lieberman and Parikh was truly life-changing. She had come to a point in her life where she did not recognize her reflection and knew she needed to do something. But, she was very afraid of looking overdone. She found Drs. Lieberman & Parikh and was attracted to their ability to... Read More
This extremely athletic man is in his mid-sixties and felt he looked so much older than he felt. We performed a face and neck lift, fat transfer and a lower eyelid blepharoplasty. We also reduced the size of his earlobes, a feature that had bothered him for many years. He really wanted to look youthful while maintaining a natural and masculine... Read More
How Does the Aging Process Affect the Face and Neck?
Over time, gravity affects the skin, muscles, and connective tissues, causing them to loosen and droop. The loss of volume coupled with these changes can lead to the formation of jowls along the jawline, deep folds in the cheeks from the sides of the nose to those of the mouth (parentheses lines or nasolabial folds) and downwards from the corners of the mouth (marionette lines), hollowing under the eyes, and excess fat and skin under the chin (double chin) with deep vertical folds in the front of the neck (platysmal neck bands forming a “turkey neck”).
A lower face and neck lift, also referred to as a mini facelift, is intended to surgically address signs of aging in the lower face, including the lower check and jawline, as well as the neck.
This natural progression of aging has become increasingly difficult for many men and women to accept, since the advent of healthier lifestyles, cleaner diets, and improved medical care have resulted in people feeling much younger and energized than they may otherwise appear. Bridging the gap between how you look to how youthful you feel can be addressed with a comprehensive, individualized approach to facial rejuvenation.
How Is a Lower Face & Neck Lift Performed?
When performed on its own, a lower face and neck lift procedure typically takes between two to three hours. But as the experience is different for each patient, it may take an additional hour if a neck lift is performed with a full facelift.
While a neck lift alone may be appropriate for some patients, the reality is that most individuals who have lax skin at their neck will also have the same on their face, and addressing multiple areas in close proximity to each other simultaneously tends to be the most practical approach to achieving overall rejuvenation.
At our Bay Area practice, we perform a lower face and neck lift that addresses the deeper tissues, such as the muscles and fat underneath the surface of the skin. We lift the layer of muscle at the neck (platysma) and cheek (superficial muscular aponeurotic system, or SMAS for short), tightening and re-suspending the tissues while removing any excess skin and fat to achieve natural, long-term results that rejuvenate the youthful contours of your neck and face.
Along with a neck lift and facelift, a brow lift may also be performed simultaneously. As the soft tissue of the cheek is suspended to a more youthful position, the excess skin must be redistributed along the forehead and then into the hairline. Performing these intricate, interrelated procedures within the same operation allows the surgeon to simultaneously address the neck, cheek, brow, and forehead. Some patients also choose to address their lower eyelids (lower blepharoplasty) are also addressed at the time of face and neck lift surgery.
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What Should I Expect From a Lower Face & Neck Lift?
Though individual patient experiences tend to vary, a neck lift with a facelift, brow lift, and/or a blepharoplasty typically takes between four to six hours, and can be performed under either twilight sleep (also referred to as intravenous sedation) or general anesthesia.
Prior to neck lift surgery, you will meet the anesthesia team and be asked to review any allergies, as well as your major medical history. You will then be given your anesthesia to help you relax. As experienced surgeons, we always work diligently and in tandem with the anesthesiologist to minimize any nausea or pain after surgery.
Recovering From a Mini Facelift & Associated Procedures
After about an hour or two of recovery time under the careful observation of our staff, you can be discharged from the surgery center into the care of a family member or friend, though every patient’s recovery window is unique.
Mini Facelift Recovery
BANDAGE REMOVAL 1 day
SUTURE REMOVAL 4-10 days
RETURN TO WORK 2 weeks
75% RECOVERY 2 months
100% RECOVERY 6 months
No matter what procedures you choose to receive from our practice, our core objective is to provide a safe and comfortable surgical experience that aspires to enhance your appearance while aiming to produce natural results.
We have provided before and after photos of our neck lift patients on our website to help you visualize the possibilities.
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For those patients that are not yet ready for a surgical neck lift or mini facelift, we now offer Ultherapy, the only FDA-approved non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound technology and the body’s own natural healing process to lift and tighten loose skin on the neck and under the chin. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin without disturbing the surface of the skin.
There is virtually no downtime expected with a non-surgical neck lift*, and many patients choose to return to work shortly after their treatment. Results have been known to continue to unfold over the course of two to three months, and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to six months, including lifting of the skin on the neck, under the chin, jawline and on the brow.
After your consultation, we work with you to decide on a treatment plan based on what areas are to be treated. A combination of oral medication, numbing cream and local anesthesia is often used to minimize any discomfort.
BANDAGE REMOVAL None
SUTURE REMOVAL None
RETURN TO WORK Right away
75% RECOVERY 2-3 months
100% RECOVERY 6 months
To learn more, we have a Nonsurgical Facelift page with dedicated information about non-invasive treatment options such as Ultherapy® and liquid facelifts.
Drs. Lieberman and Parikh would be happy to answer any questions you may have about surgical or non-surgical face and neck lifts, and help you determine which procedure may be most appropriate for you. To request a consultation, contact us online or call
(650) 327-3232 to schedule an appointment at our office.