Question: I had a face and neck lift recently and I initially liked the results but I feel like my neck has since fallen. Why would this happen and what can be done to fix this?
Answer: In general, the results of the face and neck lift are very long lasting. However, the longevity of the result cannot be guaranteed. Depending on the patient’s natural skin and how it ages and reacts, the result can last for different times in different patients. The skin can also have a weathered look if there is lot of exposure to sun without sun screen. I recommend that all patients use sunscreen when going out in the sun. Depending on exactly what the problem is, different techniques can be used to improve the situation. Analysis needs to be done of the skin to determine whether or not there is skin damage. Analysis also needs to be done on the volume on the underlying tissues or what is the actual shape of the underlying tissues. If tissues are saggy and hanging due to lack of volume, this may need to be addressed as well. Based on the precise analysis, this will determine what type of surgical technique can be done to improve this or whether or not injectable fillers can be used to improve the situation.