Facelift & Neck Lift

Many men and women notice visible aging in the lower face and neck beginning in their 40s or 50s. While changes to the skin and structure of the face are normal parts of the aging process, they can lead to feeling self-conscious. To rejuvenate your face and neck, which can show some of the first signs of aging, Dr. Patrick Flaharty uses a comprehensive approach, the Azul Natural Lift. The Azul Natural Lift creates results that are natural-looking and complement your own unique features. He performs this technique in his Fort Myers, Naples, and Bonita Springs offices.

Why Choose Azul Natural Lift?

At Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa, our goal is to create a harmonious and fresh looking appearance using the least invasive methods possible. A harmonious result is one that unifies the entire face and neck, creating long-lasting results and high levels of patient satisfaction. In the past, facial rejuvenation procedures often addressed only certain features while leaving other areas of facial aging untouched. These “partial” rejuvenation procedures often accentuated the appearance of the untreated areas, resulting in an incomplete or asymmetrical rejuvenation.

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that can counteract specific signs of aging, such as deep creases and loose folds of skin. During a facelift the muscles are tightened, fat is removed and excess skin is carefully trimmed. Patients choose the facelift procedure for a more youthful and fresher look.

Facelift Before & After Photos


Browse our photo gallery to see real facelift and neck lift patients and the excellent results Dr. Flaharty achieves.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that smoothes and tightens the skin around the neck area. Similar to a facelift, a neck lift is performed by removing excess skin as well as tightening muscles in the neck. It is common for patients to receive both a facelift and neck lift at the same time. Creating a symmetrical and even facial rejuvenation.



Candidates For Facelift Surgery

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, a facelift at our one of our Florida offices might be right for you.

  • Deep Nasolabial folds
  • Loose areas below the cheekbones
  • Creases under the eyes
  • Banding, loose skin on the neck
  • Mid-face sagging

The Azul Natural Lift Procedure

In southwest Florida, the Azul Natural Lift is the gold standard of facial rejuvenation. Developed by Dr. Flaharty, this technique has been refined over many years to create the most effective and long-lasting results. With the proper techniques, including fat transfer, Dr. Flaharty can achieve a complete rejuvenation while avoiding tell-tale signs of surgery such as visible scarring, overly stretched skin or incomplete results.

Recovery From Face or Neck Lift Surgery

Recuperation following neck and facelift surgery isn’t typically painful, but there can be bruising and swelling. The exact amount of recovery time you’ll need will vary based on the specifics of your procedure. However, most patients return to work and other social activities after about 2 weeks. By this time, most swelling should have faded and any residual bruising should be easily covered with makeup.

“Dr. Flaharty is the best cosmetic surgeon in SW Florida. Just two weeks after a full lower face and neck lift, I have a gorgeous natural looking young face and neck again. I have almost no bruising or swelling. I look 10-15 years younger. The tiny healing scars are all behind my ears, no one could even tell I had surgery. Beyond the remarkable fast healing, Dr. Flaharty is truly an artist. My husband and I are so happy. I have had minor cosmetic procedures by four other doctors, but, none are as kind and talented as Dr. Flaharty. He and his staff are capable, personable and make the experience a breeze. Follow the Doctor’s recommendations and you will have amazing results. I researched and interviewed doctors for several years. Not only is he the best qualified, but, I was totally convinced after I seeing three other surgical patients who had great results. Its worth 10 days of downtime. I can live life happier now, thanks to you and your wonderful staff!” ~ Helen G.

What Results Can A Facelift Or Neck Lift Achieve?

While no procedure can halt the aging process, there are procedures that can delay it, helping you look younger than your years indefinitely. Dr. Flaharty is dedicated to giving each patient superior, long-lasting results while maintaining his or her natural appearance. Depending on the extent of your aesthetic concerns prior to surgery, you can expect to enjoy your results for about a decade before you begin to notice significant signs of aging returning. Some patients choose to maintain their results with non-surgical treatments, while others may wish to undergo another neck lift or facelift later on.


Does a Facelift Leave Visible Scars?

Every surgical procedure creates some scarring, but Dr. Flaharty takes care to make discreet incisions that are practically invisible once healed. In most cases, he makes incisions behind your hairline or behind your ears. Over time, they fade to flat, pale marks that are covered by the hair and are very hard to detect.

Can I Combine The Azul Natural Lift with Other Procedures?

Dr. Flaharty customizes his approach to facial rejuvenation by addressing each portion of the face. For example, he often combines an endoscopic brow lift or eyelid lift with a face and neck lift to ensure a patient looks refreshed in the area around the eyes which is left unchanged by a facelift. Dermal fillers and fat transfer or other non-surgical procedures are also commonly used to put the finishing touches on facial surgery. In other cases, a patient may want an improved profile along with a rejuvenated appearance and Dr. Flaharty may recommend chin enhancement along with a neck lift to get the desired, harmonious results.


Alternatives To Facelift Surgery

Some patients may not be ready for a full facelift. Dr. Flaharty offers other options for facial rejuvenation without an incision. One of these is the Silhouette InstaLift™, which uses special dissolvable sutures to tighten the skin from within.

“I look like I did 20 years ago. I no longer look tired or angry. It has given me a new lift in life. As a professional nurse, I can tell you that the staff and surgical center has been professional, kind and caring. I would recommend Azul, Dr. and staff for all your rejuvenation needs.” ~ J.R.

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Curious about how Dr. Flaharty and the team at Azul Cosmetic Surgery in Fort Myers, Naples, and Bonita Springs can help you look your best? Request a consultation using our online form, or call the office directly at .

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