OFFICE LOCATION

CONTACT

301 - 1621 Dufferin Crescent 
Nanaimo, BC V9S 5T4

contact@drbarnsley.com

Tel: 250-591-0701

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© 2018 by Dr. G. Philip Barnsley and Mainstay

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

(closed for lunch 12:30-1pm) 

​​Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

FACE + NECK LIFT

OVERVIEW
 

PHOTOS + ANIMATIONS

With aging or significant weight loss the face will exhibit signs of tissue laxity including:

  • Skin looseness of the cheeks and neck

  • Deepening of facial wrinkles

  • Sagging of the cheeks/jowls

  • Loss of cheek projection 

 

These changes can make you look tired and older than you feel. Facial rejuvanation procedures can help return you to a more youthfull and refreshed appearance. ​

 

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THIS SURGERY

Men and women who have facial aging, but feel that their appearance does not reflect their health and vigor. Patients who have significant health problems or are active smokers may not be candidates for facelift and necklift procedures. Dr. Barnsley will review your medical/surgical history at your initial consultation to better evaluate if you are a good candidate for surgery.

 

INCISIONS

An incision is made in front of and behind your ears, this will usually extend beneath your sideburns. These incisions are placed as inconspicuously as possible, and most patients are able to wear their hair in any fashion without noticable scarring. If a neck lift is performed a small incision is made below your chin.

 

DESCRIPTION OF SURGERY

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia at either a surgery center or hospital, depending on your medical history and preference. Incisions are made and the skin is then stretched and the extra skin removed. A drain is placed beneath the skin to avoid a collection of fluid beneath the skin. Additional procedures such as blepharoplasty, browlift, fat grafting may be performed at the time of the initial surgery.

 

RECOVERY

If performed at a surgery center, you will spend a few hours in recovery before going home. You will need someone to take you home and stay with you for the first few days. Some patients may need to stay overnight in the hospital depending on your medical history and/or preferences. Small drains will be placed at the time of surgery, which are usually removed after 1-2 days. You will experience swelling and bruising over the first 1-2 weeks. Most patients are able to return to normal social activities with makeup by 1 month after surgery.

 

RISKS

As with any surgery, there is a possibility that you will experience a complication. These include bleeding after the surgery (hematoma), undesirably thick scars, fluid collection beneath the skin (seroma), infection, damage to facial nerves, blood clots, and delayed wound healing. This surgery requires a general anesthetic, which carries some risk as well.

 

Appointments can be made by contacting Dr. Barnlsey’s office by telephone at 250-591-0701, or directly through our contact form.