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13470 Parker Commons Boulevard #101
Fort Myers, FL 33912
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23451 Walden Center Drive #400
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
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1009 Crosspointe Drive #1
Naples, FL 34110
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Facelift & Neck Lift
Many men and women notice visible aging in the lower face and neck beginning in their 40s or 50s. Although changes to the skin and underlying structure of the face are normal parts of the aging process, they can be unwelcome. In Fort Myers and Naples, surgeon Dr. Patrick Flaharty uses a comprehensive approach, The Azul Natural Lift, to reshape and rejuvenate the face and neck. The Azul Natural Lift creates results that are natural-looking and complement your own unique features.
What Is a Facelift?
A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that can counteract signs of aging, such as deep creases and loose folds of the face. During a facelift the muscles are tightened, fat is removed and excess skin is trimmed. Patients choose a facelift for a more youthful and fresher look.
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.
The Azul Natural Lift
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 for each patient. With the proper techniques, including fat transfer, Dr. Flaharty can achieve comprehensive rejuvenation while avoiding tell-tale signs of surgery such as visible scarring, overly stretched skin or incomplete results.
Dr. Flaharty explains The Azul Natural Lift.
Why Choose The Azul Natural Lift?
At Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa, our goal is to create a harmonious, natural-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 higher levels of patient satisfaction. In the past, facial rejuvenation procedures often employed a piecemeal technique, addressing 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 disharmonious rejuvenation.
“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 worth10 days of downtime. I can live life happier now, thanks to you and your wonderful staff!” – Helen G.
Recovery from a Face and Neck Lift
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.
See for Yourself
Browse our photo gallery to see real facelift and neck lift patients and the excellent results Dr. Flaharty achieves.
Neck and Facelift Results
Before undergoing a neck or facelift, it’s important to understand that there is no treatment that can completely stop the aging process. However, 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 or facelift later on.
Is There Scarring After a Facelift?
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.
Dr. Flaharty talks about the facial rejuvenation options offered at Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa.
Are There Non-Surgical Alternatives to a Face Lift?
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.
Schedule a Consultation
Curious about how Dr. Flaharty and the team at Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa can help you look your best? Request a consultationRequest a consultation using our online form, or call the office directly at (239) 415-7576.Back to Top