Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa

Fort Myers Office

13470 Parker Commons Boulevard #101
Fort Myers, FL 33912
(239) 415-7576

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Bonita Springs Office

23451 Walden Center Drive #400
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
(239) 415-7576

Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Naples Office

1009 Crosspointe Drive #1
Naples, FL 34110
(239) 415-7576

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Facelift & Neck Lift

What Is a Facelift?

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 if you still see yourself as youthful and energetic. In Fort Myers and Naples, facelift surgery by Dr. Patrick Flaharty uses a comprehensive approach to reshape and rejuvenate the face and neck, creating results that are natural-looking and complement your own unique features.

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Browse our photo gallery of before-and-after pictures showing real facelift and neck lift patients and the excellent results Dr. Flaharty achieves.

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. By delicately sculpting fatty tissues, tightening and lifting sagging skin, and removing excess skin and fat, the entire lower face and neck can be rejuvenated through hidden incisions which are nearly invisible once healed.

Although facial aging eventually affects everyone, how a person ages differs from person to person based on many factors. The Azul Natural Lift employs the best techniques for comprehensive facial rejuvenation and customizes them to meet the specific needs of each patient. In our experience, most people wish to look refreshed and renewed, not altered or unnatural. Dr. Flaharty is dedicated to giving each patient superior, long-lasting results while maintaining his or her natural appearance. With the proper techniques, including fat transfer, Dr. Flaharty can achieve a comprehensive rejuvenation while avoiding tell-tale signs of surgery such as visible scarring, overly stretched skin or incomplete results.

Neck & Facelift Results

The goal of neck and facelift at our Naples, FL-area practice 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.

Facelift Rejuvenation

Dr. Flaharty customizes his approach to addressing each portion of the face for a comprehensive rejuvenation. For example, he often combines an endoscopic brow lift or eyelid lift with a facelift and neck lift to ensure a patient looks refreshed in the area around the eyes – an area that’s 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 plastic 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.

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.

See the results for yourself with our real patient before-and-after photos.

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Facelift Recovery

Recuperation following neck and facelift surgery isn’t typically painful, but it can cause bruising and swelling. Therefore, while you may feel physically comfortable enough to return to work, you may prefer to stay home longer for cosmetic reasons. Although the exact amount of time you’ll need will vary based on the specifics of your procedure, 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.

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.

How Long Will My Facelift Results Last?

Before undergoing a facelift, it’s important to understand that there is no medical treatment out there that can completely stop the aging process. However, procedures such as facelift surgery can delay it, helping you look younger than your years indefinitely. 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 people choose to maintain their results with non-surgical treatments, while others may wish to undergo another facelift later on.

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.

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