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As we age, the effects of time, gravity, and other factors can take a toll on our appearance. These changes can include a loss of skin elasticity, sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines, making us look older and more tired than we feel. At Wenzel Facial Plastic Surgery, we understand that the effects of aging on the face and neck can be frustrating, which is why we offer a range of modern and innovative procedures to help our patients achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.


Depending on your specific needs and goals, Dr. Wenzel can recommend the right procedure to help you achieve your desired results. His extensive experience performing surgical facelift, mini lift, and neck lift procedures can help you achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn about your options.

Wenzel Deep Plane Facelift and Neck Lift

WHAT IS A FACELIFT?

Facelift is a procedure that tightens the skin and soft tissues of the face and neck to varying degrees depending on the type and extent of procedure done. Just like no two faces are alike, no two facelift procedures should be exactly the same. Dr. Wenzel believes that a “cookie-cutter” approach to facelifts doing the same procedure on every patient can often produce inferior results. For this reason, Dr. Wenzel is skilled at providing a wide range of techniques in his forehead, facelift, and necklift procedures, including the more advanced Deep Plane facelift and Extended Deep Plane Facelift techniques. 

A “short-incision,” “mini-lift,” or “lunchtime lift” is only appropriate for a minority of patients, often younger patients or those wanting to limit cost and recovery time as a trade-off for less dramatic results. Dr. Wenzel considers many factors at the time of consultation in helping patients arrive at the best procedure to meet their needs and desires. Facelifts can also be combined with other procedures to address aging changes in other parts of the face, such as submentoplasty (see below) to address excess skin or fat under the chin.

DEEP PLANE AND EXTENDED DEEP PLANE FACELIFT

Dr. Wenzel uses these advanced facelift techniques designed to provide his patients with natural-looking, long-lasting results that help restore a youthful appearance and enhance overall confidence. The Extended Deep Plane Facelift is a surgically advanced approach to the facelift procedure that addresses the signs of aging in the mid-face, jawline, and neck with a more comprehensive method than traditional facelifts. 

This surgery involves mobilizing and repositioning the facial soft tissues along with the Superficial Muscle Aponeurotic System (SMAS) more completely than other facelift techniques to create a more harmonious and youthful appearance. By additionally releasing key retaining ligaments that restrict the mobility of tissues, the drooping and ptotic tissues of the face and neck can be mobilized back into their natural positions to a greater degree than other facelift procedures. The result is more natural, with reduced skin tension, less scarring, and improved surgical recovery time. Dr. Wenzel may adjust the deep plane facelift procedure in terms of technique and extent depending on the patient, as some patients may require only a modified deep plane facelift and some an extended deep plane facelift. You can trust that Dr. Wenzel will tailor a specific treatment plan to best meet your specific needs and discuss this with you at your preoperative consultation.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the Wenzel Modified Deep Plane Facelift and Neck Lift procedure.

Short Incision Facelift

Not all patients require a full facelift procedure in terms of the length of incisions, the surgical area, the cost, or the recovery time. These are typically younger patients with a lesser degree of aging changes or soft tissue sagging. This procedure is a less invasive alternative to a traditional facelift and is designed to address sagging skin and wrinkles in the mid-face area, including sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls, and to a lesser degree, the neck. 

The final results reveal a more defined jawline and a smoother appearance. At a minimum, the incision would need to extend from just below the earlobe up into the lower sideburn area. Usually, these facelifts are reserved for patients under age 50. This procedure can easily be performed on most patients under local anesthesia with oral sedation, and the recovery time is less than that of a full facelift procedure.

Contact our office to schedule a consultation to learn more about Short Incision Facelifts.

Submentoplasty

WHAT IT IS

Among our wide range of cutting-edge procedures, Submentoplasty stands out as an effective, minimally invasive option for those seeking to permanently address concerns in the submental region, commonly known as the area of the neck beneath the chin. By focusing on refining and rejuvenating this area, our patients can achieve a more youthful and contoured appearance.

Submentoplasty is a specialized procedure designed to target excess fat, loose skin, and laxity in the platysma muscles beneath the chin. These factors can contribute to the appearance of a “double chin” or “turkey neck,” often leading to dissatisfaction with one’s profile. With Submentoplasty, Dr. Wenzel can artfully sculpt and refine the jawline and neckline, creating a more defined and youthful look.

Submentoplasty addresses the area under the chin and is often combined with a facelift but can also be performed as a separate procedure to only address that area. It is more commonly done as a single procedure to remove excess fatty tissue under the chin. The procedure usually involves liposuction and platysma muscle tightening to effectively treat the submental area.

Dr. Wenzel begins the procedure by making a small, well-concealed incision beneath the chin, through which he can carefully remove any unwanted fat deposits using advanced liposuction techniques. These can also be combined with energy-based treatments, such as the Facetite procedure. Following this, Dr. Wenzel may also tighten the platysma muscles, which often become lax and contribute to the appearance of a “turkey neck” or “double chin.” By addressing both the excess fat and the underlying muscle structure, we’re able to sculpt a more defined, contoured jawline and neckline, resulting in a rejuvenated and youthful appearance.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the Submentoplasty procedure.

AccuTite

HOW IT WORKS

The AccuTite procedure begins with the administration of local anesthesia for patient comfort. Dr. Wenzel then makes a small incision in the treatment area, through which he can insert a thin cannula connected to the AccuTite device. The cannula delivers focused radiofrequency energy to the deeper layers of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. This energy heats the tissues, causing the contraction of collagen and elastin fibers, leading to immediate skin tightening.

Additionally, the heat generated by the AccuTite device can liquefy small fat deposits, which are then gently aspirated through a needle—this combined effect of skin tightening and fat reduction results in a more contoured and youthful appearance. The procedure is carried out with utmost precision and care, leaving minimal scarring, and providing a faster recovery time compared to traditional surgical methods.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Wenzel to determine if AccuTite can help you meet your aesthetic goals.

Face & Neck Liposuction

WHAT IT IS

Face and neck liposuction are cosmetic procedures designed to address the common problem of excess fat and fullness in the facial and neck area, which can contribute to an aged or heavy look. Facial liposuction targets pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, commonly found in areas like the cheeks, chin, and jowls.

Similarly, neck liposuction focuses on eliminating fat deposits beneath the chin and around the neck, which can create a double chin or a less defined jawline. Both procedures aim to sculpt and refine these areas, accentuating natural features and promoting a youthful, slender appearance.

HOW IT WORKS

Face and neck liposuction procedures begin with a small incision made in a discreet location, usually along the skin’s natural creases to minimize visible scarring. A small, thin tube known as a cannula is inserted through this incision. The cannula is moved back and forth within the fat layer beneath the skin, breaking up the fat cells, which are then suctioned out of the body for targeted fat removal.

The procedure typically takes one to two hours, depending on the extent of fat removal. Dr. Wenzel strives to minimize discomfort and recovery time using advanced technology and techniques, helping our patients return to their normal activities as quickly as possible. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.

FaceTite

WHAT IT IS

Dr. Wenzel is proud to introduce a new technology to Western North Carolina, the FaceTite procedure. This innovative, non-surgical procedure harnesses the power of radiofrequency energy to rejuvenate and tighten skin—without any scarring. FaceTite primarily addresses skin laxity and excess fat in the lower facial and neck areas. It effectively combats the signs of aging, such as sagging skin and wrinkles, and is an excellent solution for anyone who desires a refreshed appearance without undergoing a full facelift. The results are not as dramatic as a facelift, but the procedure is also less expensive with a much quicker recovery time. It is often combined with liposuction to dramatically enhance the results, especially in the area under the chin.

HOW IT WORKS

The FaceTite procedure begins with the insertion of a small cannula beneath the skin’s surface. This cannula is equipped with a Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) device that emits a controlled amount of radiofrequency energy. As this energy is directed towards the treatment area, it gently heats the underlying tissues, melting excess fat and causing immediate skin contraction. In addition, the heat stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, improving skin firmness and elasticity over time.

This groundbreaking technology simultaneously melts fat and tightens skin, enabling a transformative facial rejuvenation without invasive surgery for a remarkably youthful, refreshed appearance with minimal downtime. Contact us to schedule your consultation and learn more about FaceTite.

Radiofrequency Microneedling

WHAT IT IS

Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling harnesses the synergy of two highly effective techniques—radiofrequency energy and microneedling—to address various skin concerns. This state-of-the-art procedure stimulates collagen production, tightens the skin, and improves overall texture and tone.

The precision-controlled radiofrequency energy is delivered through ultrafine needles, creating micro-injuries that trigger the body’s natural healing response. This prompts the production of fresh collagen and elastin fibers, resulting in firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.

If you’re facing the effects of aging skin, you don’t necessarily have to undergo surgical methods. Wenzel Facial Plastic Surgery offers non-surgical InMode Morpheus8 and Rohrer PiXel8-RF to help you meet your skin goals. Schedule an appointment today to learn more.

INMODE MORPHEUS8

Morpheus8 is a non-surgical aesthetic treatment that combines microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy to improve the skin’s texture and appearance while reducing fat tissue. During a Morpheus8 treatment, a handheld device with tiny needles creates microchannels in the skin while simultaneously delivering RF energy deep into the skin. This combination stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. These two essential proteins help keep the skin firm and smooth, contouring and sculpting the face.

Morpheus8 is generally well-tolerated as a topical anesthetic is used before treatment. Patients may experience some redness, swelling, and minor discomfort following the treatment. However, there is usually little to no downtime associated with the procedure, and patients can typically resume their normal activities immediately after treatment.

ROHRER PIXEL8-RF

Rohrer PiXel8-RF also combines microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy to improve the skin’s texture and appearance and to address various skin imperfections, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and uneven skin texture. This advanced technology can be applied to various face and body areas, including the forehead, cheeks, chin, neck, and décolletage. The application of radiofrequency is not as aggressive as with Morpheus8, and the Pixel8-RF is slightly less expensive, with typically less than 24 hours of noticeable skin redness. For those wanting a more gentle introduction to radiofrequency microneedling, still with very good results and quicker recovery time, this may be the procedure for you.

FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

During the consultation, Dr. Wenzel will address your goals, expectations, medical health, and budget to determine which procedure is right for you.

The surgical fee for a facelift procedure can range from $8,250 for a short incision facelift under local anesthesia to a starting price of $12,500 for a deep plane facelift. Additional procedures done in conjunction with a facelift may include submentoplasty (deep neck lift) $3,500, Brow and forehead lift $4,750, and blepharoplasty (upper eyelids) $2,750.
Procedures can range from a minimally invasive face/neck lift performed in the office under local anesthesia with oral medication to a more comprehensive facelift in the office procedure suite or in the operating room under general anesthesia.

Dr. Wenzel is highly skilled in placing incisions in discreet locations around the hairline and behind the ears to minimize visible scarring. Furthermore, our techniques allow for a more natural lifting of the skin, reducing tension on the incision lines and leading to finer, less noticeable scars. As healing progresses, these scars typically fade and blend into the natural skin texture and color.

The number of RF treatments needed to achieve optimal results can vary depending on individual factors such as skin condition and desired outcomes. Typically, a series of treatments several weeks apart is recommended to achieve noticeable improvements. During your consultation, Dr. Wenzel will assess your skin and recommend a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Ideal candidates for face and neck liposuction are those with good skin elasticity looking to remove localized fat deposits that have not responded to diet and exercise. Candidates must also have good overall health, not smoke, and have realistic expectations about the results.

Facelift, Neck Lift, Mini Lift, or Submentoplasty: The results of a facelift, neck lift, mini lift, or submentoplasty are designed to be long-lasting. While these procedures cannot halt the natural aging process, they can set back the clock by several years. Many patients find that they continue to enjoy the benefits of their facelift and neck lift for 10 to 15 years. Regular skin care, healthy lifestyle choices, and sun protection can further extend the longevity of your results.

Face and Neck Liposuction: The results can be long-lasting, as the fat cells removed during the procedure do not regrow. However, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent the remaining fat cells from enlarging and affecting the contouring results.

FaceTite: Improvements can be seen immediately, with the most noticeable results appearing after 6–12 weeks as the body produces new collagen. The results can last up to five years, depending on your skin condition and aging process.

AccuTite: The results of AccuTite can last for up to five years. Healthy choices, such as a proper diet and exercise, will help to prolong the effects.

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