GBRx™ Facelift and Neck Lift
Face and Neck Rejuvenation After Gastric Bypass
Getting rid of extra weight is an important aspect of looking and feeling younger as well as prolonging your life. However, the newfound youth and vibrancy of your face after massive weight loss or bariatric (weight loss) surgery can often be overlooked by the significant deflation and deep lines caused by such weight loss. Additionally, sagging can develop along the jawline that causes an imbalance between the face and neck.
To meet the specific facelift and neck lift needs of patients who have experienced significant weight loss, Dr. Batra devised the GBRx™ (gastric bypass reconstruction) facelift and neck lift. Coastal Plastic Surgeons is an industry leader in the realm of post-bariatric reconstructive surgery, giving patients all over Southern California youthful face and neck contours that are balanced with their now slimmer bodies.
What Are the Benefits of the GBRx™ Facelift and Neck Lift?
SmootherSkin and Youthful Contours
After extensive weight loss, the skin in the face and neck becomes loose and wrinkled. Deep nasolabial folds around the mouth become etched into the skin, and hollows in the cheeks and temples may develop. Tissues often sag and create jowls along the jawline and a drooping “turkey” neck. The GBRx™ facelift and neck lift strategically lifts and smooths the skin and tissues to rejuvenate your appearance.
RestoredBalance in the Face and Neck
Patients who experience massive weight loss tend to suffer from excess skin on multiple areas of the body and also on the face and neck. Our specialists will address the imbalances in the face and neck caused by large amounts of skin and soft tissue. Patients can enjoy more distinct contours beneath the chin with a smooth and seamless continuity between both areas.
ImprovedComfort and Quality of Life
Heat and moisture can get trapped in excess skin folds and flabby creases. Untreated, this can create a harmful environment for chafing, bacteria, and even infections. Our signature facelift and neck lift will bring greater quality to your day-to-day life, allowing you to engage in activities you desire without the discomfort of excess tissue.
How Is the GBRx™ Facelift and Neck Lift Performed?
Facelift and Neck Lift Consultation
Renowned for his compassionate bedside manner, Dr. Batra’s signature GBRx™ procedure was conceived from his dedication to resolve the unique aesthetic issues gastric bypass patients encounter after their transformative and life-changing weight loss surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Batra will discuss these issues along with why this specialized treatment can benefit you more than a traditional facelift and neck lift. At Coastal Plastic Surgeons, we always encourage clear and transparent dialogue with our patients and are enthusiastic about answering all your questions.
Facelift and Neck Lift Procedure
Dr. Batra performs GBRx™ facelift and neck lift surgery with the patient under general anesthesia, a light general anesthetic, or local anesthesia. Your anesthesia option will depend on the amount of facial correction you require.
Dr. Batra will carefully conceal incisions that begin at the temples (in the hairline) and run down and around the ear. Excess skin is trimmed, and underlying tissues are tightened. The skin is re-draped over the new contours and sutured into place to maintain the correction. Incisions are closed with stitches that leave little to no visible scarring.
Drains are occasionally required to remove excess fluid and minimize swelling.
The GBRx™ facelift and neck lift offers a one-of-a-kind methodology, as it features a more comprehensive approach to rejuvenate the neck and face. However, you may benefit from multiple procedures to more comprehensively enhance your appearance.
Dr. Batra offers body contouring after weight loss to eliminate loose skin and excess body fat.
Facial rejuvenation procedures combined with the GBRx™ facelift and neck lift may include:
- Liposuction of the neck for patients with excess fat deposits
- Blepharoplasty to eliminate upper eyelid hooding and reduce bags beneath the eyes
- Brow lift surgery to raise drooping brows and lessen forehead lines
- Dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic to restore lost volume to the cheeks and lips and smooth nasolabial folds, crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines