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Facelift and Neck Lift Conveniently Located to Serve Kirkland and Bellevue

Facial aging is inevitable, but you don’t have to let it rob you of your natural beauty. At Remington Plastic Surgery in Kirkland, WA, we offer personalized facial rejuvenation procedures like our facelift and neck lift.

What To Know Before Your Facelift or Neck Lift

Issues like skin laxity, sun exposure, and other factors can lead to noticeable aging around the face and neck. This can include wrinkles, sagging skin, fine lines, and nasolabial folds. Face and neck suspension procedures, such as a facelift or neck lift can restore the soft tissue to a more youthful state.

A facelift is a surgical procedure that can correct signs of facial aging around the mid and lower face by trimming loose skin and tightening the facial tissue. On the other hand, a neck lift focuses on correcting signs of aging around the neck and jawline to restore the youthful contours of the neck.

Often, a facelift is combined with a neck lift to provide more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Before we consider other procedures, correct skin care is essential to optimize the skin’s condition. Less invasive procedures including Botox® and fillers such as Restylane® or Juvederm® may be indicated.

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The Facelift Procedure

While different facelift techniques can be employed depending on your specific needs, the traditional one will begin with administering an anesthetic to help keep you comfortable during the surgical process.

Dr. Remington will make the incision starting from the beginning of the hairline at the temples, around the ears, and ending in the lower scalp. Limited incisions can be used at the temples and continue around the ear for patients with less skin sagging. Fat is then redistributed from the face, neck, and jowls. He will also position the underlying tissue to improve the facial contours.

Excess skin is then cut and the rest is re-draped over the uplifted facial contours. Once the necessary corrections are made, Dr. Remington will close the incisions and bandage the treatment area.

Dr. Remington prefers minimal incision techniques and less undermining to get the desired result but with less recovery downtime. An important point is suspending the underlying soft tissue (called the submusculoaponeurotic system, or “SMAS”) for a more natural, longer-lasting facelift.

Recovery of two to three weeks is typical and most patients report little discomfort and a rapid return to their activities.

What Can You Do To Prepare For A Facelift?

You will have to undergo a medical evaluation before your facelift surgery. Your medical history will also be collected to determine whether you fit the procedure well.

You may be instructed to apply certain products to your face before the surgery and cautioned against taking some medications as they can increase the risk of bleeding during the procedure. You should also avoid smoking, as this can slow down your recovery following the surgery.

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Recovery and Results

Since the facelift procedure is invasive, take some time off work and normal daily activities to rest and recover properly. During this time, you must follow any aftercare instructions provided to you. These will include avoiding strenuous activities, smoking, and drinking as these can disrupt the recovery process and impact your results.

You can expect some swelling and bruising, but these side effects are temporary and will subside. The enhancements provided by the procedure can turn back the hands of time and dramatically transform your appearance. You can expect the changes to last for years after the procedure.

Facelift Procedure Cost

The cost of your facelift in Kirkland can vary based on your specific needs and desired results. During your consultation, our team can go over the expected cost of your facelift procedure and let you know about the payment options that are available to you.

Contact Our Office

If you want to learn more about our facelift or neck lift procedure, don’t hesitate to contact Remington Plastic Surgery in Kirkland, WA. to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Remington.


Who is a good candidate for a facelift and neck lift?

Good candidates for a facelift or neck lift should be in good health and have realistic goals for their procedure. A facelift is typically the best option for treating moderate to severe signs of facial aging.

What are the benefits of getting a facelift and neck lift?

A facelift can correct issues around the midface and lower face like jowls, wrinkles, facial folds, and sagging skin. A neck lift can help to tighten and contour the neck to restore its smooth and youthful appearance.

How long do the results of a facelift and neck lift last?

The results provided from your facelift or neck lift should last for around 10 years. Your face and neck will continue to age naturally over this period so you may notice changes in your appearance over the years.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to facelift and neck lift procedures?

Non-surgical options like Botox®, dermal fillers, or laser skin rejuvenation treatments can be effective for mild signs of facial aging. However, more severe wrinkles and facial folds can only be adequately treated through surgery.

What is the difference between a facelift and a neck lift?

A facelift focuses on correcting the midface and lower face including the cheeks and the jawline. A neck lift primarily addresses loose and sagging skin around the neck and underneath the chin.

Can I combine a facelift and neck lift with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, you can combine your facelift or neck lift with other surgical procedures like blepharoplasty or a brow lift for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation results.

Is there an age limit for undergoing facelift and neck lift surgery?

Both younger and older patients can benefit from a facelift or neck lift. Younger patients struggling with premature aging and older individuals who want to turn back the clock are good candidates for the procedure.

Wanted to share a bit about my journey into making the decision to having a lower face and neck lift and my lower eyelids improved. For those who know me they might describe me as conservative. I researched every possibility short of surgery. Surgery seemed so extreme. Couldn’t imagine being out of work for too long, pain etc. After an exhaustive search into things short of surgery I began meeting with area doctors. From the moment I walked into Dr Remington’s office I knew this was a great fit. Wonderful staff and he was so personable and conservative in his approach as well. I had the Surgery on January 6th 2020 and in writing this it has been 8 days since the surgery. First off and it may not be this way for everyone but I only needed Tylenol. I never had pain. Day two I went back to the office to have the turban like bandage removed and it was already apparent the surgery was a great success. I still even have my dimples. So happy I did this. All I can say is if you are even considering a surgery approach to a cosmetic situation do consider Dr Remington. I highly recommend he and his staff.

Dr Remington and his staff are the best. I just can’t say enough about them. 5 star service that is for sure.

– by J.S.

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