Facelift is perhaps Dr. Green’s favorite Aesthetic procedure to perform. When it comes to Facelift, patients frequently call, email, and come in with a mixture of facelift terminology and images in mind of terrible lifts they have seen on TV etc . The most frequent facelift Dr. Green performs is a Comprehendive facelift which includes incicions infront of and behind the ears as well as a small incision hidden under the chin used to tighten the anterior neck muscles. Through the use of a Comprehensive facelift Dr. Green get his most dramatic results! Dr. Green’s passion for facial rejuvenation is most obvious in his facelift procedures. Due to this passion Dr. Green writes and lectures frequently on the topic of facelift also known as cervicofacial rhytidectomy. Our focus at The Aesthetic Face is rejuvenation of the Aging Face and by limiting his focus to the face Dr. Green feels this provides a superior outcome to our patients. While the media has popularized many mini or non invasive facelifts lately this often represent expensive gimmicks leaving patients frustrated and disappointed. Dr. Green performs contemporary comprehensive facelift and it is this technique that consistently takes our patients back 10, 15, or even 20 years. 

Comprehensive Facial Aesthetic Rejuvenation 

A facelift is frequently performed in conjunction with laser resurfacing, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), brow lift, chin and cheek augmentation, fat transfer, and/or liposuction, to create an overall rejuvenation of the face. While many providers focus on an area of the face they can fix with a single surgical procedure, Dr. Green’s attention to all of your concerns results in a comprehensive treatment plan that will address all of your Aesthetic needs often in one surgery using combined surgical procedures. 

The Procedure 

Facelifts are performed either in an outpatient surgical centers or utilizing our in office surgical suite. Procedures are either performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia depending upon the patients needs and health history which must be assessed by your primary care doctor before your procedure can be performed.

Dr. Green uses incisions inside the hairline at the temple, in front of the ear, then around the earlobe and behind the ear, ending at the scalp area. Dr. Green also uses a small incision under the chin to further tighten the underlying neck muscles which provides an improved and longer lasting outcome. Excess skin is then removed and lax muscles and connective tissues are tightened. In some cases, fatty deposits are removed from beneath the chin and neck. Incisions are closed with small resorbable sutures.

Dr. Green does not use the cumbersome drains that others often employ with facelift surgery and has excellent results without them. 

Facelift Surgery Before and After 

Post Operative Care

For questions about what to expect after facelift surgery please see our page of post operative instructions in online documentation. 

Facelift Surgery Recovery 

During your preoperative visit a long list of things to expect during your recovery are reviewed and all of your questions are answered by Dr. Green. We tell all of our facelift patients to expect two weeks of downtime outside of the public eye. Some of our patients recover faster and are out and about in a week but this two week window is more realistic. In addition this two week window also covers any adjunctive procedures you may choose to undergo such as laser resurfacing, eye lid surgery, facial implants etc. By combining these procedures Dr. Green can better meet our patients needs as well as prevent them future procedures with additional downtime. 

Botched Facelifts and Why they happen

We hear about botched face lifts all the time!! Dr. Green sees patients daily that are concerned about having the bad facelift results show up in their facebook threads, celebrity news etc! Listen to the video below to see what Dr. Green does to ensure our patients have youthful, natural appearing results they are happy with!

facelift scars and neck lift scars

Many patients ask about the scars that are left from a facelift or neck lift surgery. The incisions Dr. Green uses are carefully crafted in order to be hidden and are nearly imperceptible once healed. In addition to wonderfully designed incisions, Dr. Green offers laser resurfacing of incisions to any patient that would like the icing on the cake of facelift surgery. 

neck lift without surgery

As technology evolves, patients are always looking for the newest thing on the market thinking it must be the best. While technology is a wonderful tool we employ daily in the practice, not every patient is a candidate for non invasive therapy. We see many patients for radiofrequency tightening or cool sculpting of the neck, but often patients present that would benefit minimally from such techniques due to redundant skin and muscle laxity. These patients could spend thousands on non invasive techniques but would be much better served with a single surgical procedure. Dr. Green discusses all of these options with our patients in the consultation while forming the treatment plan to meet each patient’s goals.  See Dr. Green‘s video below on treating the lax muscles of the neck!

See Dr. Green‘s Facelift Reviews 

Dr. Green's work is outstanding! Friends who have known me for years say I look like I did twenty years ago. He is easy to work with and he cares for his patients' progress. Followup has been excellent.

I was referred to Dr. Green by an orthodontist for orthognathic corrective jaw surgery. I was overjoyed after Dr. Green & team performed extensive tests, x-rays. pictures, etc. and informed me that the surgery was not necessary to correct my bite. Dr. Green‘s passion for what he does, and commitment to do it RIGHT is very comforting. He is a doctor you can trust in every sense of the word. If he says it needs to be done - it needs to be done. And, you are in good hands. In this case, it didn‘t need to be done! Yay!!! Dr. Green has extensive knowledge, he is eager to share his knowledge and his genuine concern for his patients is like a breath of fresh air in today's day and age. The people of Hampton Roads are lucky to have this gem in our neighborhood. I decided to have minor corrective facial cosmetic surgery and knew right away who I would trust with my face - Dr. Green. From day 1 until now - months after I have healed, Dr. Green has always been invested and concerned about not only the healing but my satisfaction. He told me I would just look like a younger version of myself, and he was right. I had a lot of surgery done but after I healed, not one person questioned if I had surgery. However, I had PLENTY of people mention how great my skin looked and wondered what I was doing to look so young. My 79 year old father was so amazed by how good my neck looked that he too went to Dr. Green for cosmetic surgery and looks fantastic! I had direct communication with Dr. Green through both my and my father's recovery. He ALWAYS responded quickly and never made me feel like my I had too many questions or that he was put out. Good man. Great doctor. Right decision. Thank you Dr. Green!

Dr. Green was recommended to me by a friend after he did her eyelid surgery. I met with Dr. Green, discussed my concerns, and after some research I decided to go forward with a lower facelift, COZ laser resurfacing, and fat transfer to fill in dark circles under my eyes. My results are amazing! I have already had requests for his contact information from friends who are very impressed by my new look. Recovery took approximately 2 weeks. Before, during, and after my procedure Dr. Green made himself available to answer questions and concerns. During my recovery, my stress was greatly reduced by Dr. Green when he quickly answered my concerns via text. Dr. Green is sincerely interested not only my appearance but also in me - he is a true healing specialist I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Green and know he will be my