Facelift & Neck Lift

No matter how youthful and energetic we feel on the inside, it is impossible to stop the aging changes that occur on our faces and necks. Heredity, gravity, and environmental effects eventually begin to take their toll, often before we feel ready. A facelift and/or neck lift by Melbourne, Florida, plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Diaz can delay some of these changes, keeping your face looking smooth, full, and gravity-defying for years.

Dr. Diaz approaches every aesthetic enhancement with compassion and care, revealing your unique beauty. To find out how facelift and neck lift surgery can improve your appearance, request a consultation online or call our office in Melbourne at (321) 951-2639.

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Your Beautiful Face

Our faces show the world where we come from and what we’ve done. A life well-lived can leave our faces with lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and more. During your consultation with Dr. Diaz, he evaluates your face as a complete unit, paying special attention to the way aging has changed it. He will ask you plenty of questions about your lifestyle, medical history, and goals to help develop a surgical plan that addresses your primary concerns without sacrificing your comfort or safety.

It’s important to remember that no 2 people age in exactly the same way or at the same rate. While some people in their 40s are candidates for facelift or neck lift surgery, others can delay the procedure until their 60s or even later. You may be a candidate for a facelift or a neck lift if you’re bothered by any of the following symptoms:

  • Hollowness or a lack of volume in your cheeks
  • Wrinkles, folds, and creases around your nose and mouth
  • A double chin, jowls, or other irregularity of your chin or jawline caused by loose skin
  • A sagging, loose appearance anywhere in the lower portion of your face
  • Lack of definition of your jawline
  • A full hanging neck with visible muscle bands

If you’re still unsure of your candidacy, Dr. Diaz can help you decide during your consultation. Facelift surgery targets the lower two-thirds of the face, which is where most people see the earliest and most significant signs of aging. A neck lift addresses the bottom third of your face as well as your neck and chin. Often a neck lift is combined with a facelift for a seamless improvement. A neck lift can be used primarily to address the major concerns while the facelift applies the finishing touches. Some patients may choose to have a neck lift to start and delay their facelift for the future. Others may choose liposuction of the chin alone, which can be performed in the office using local anesthesia with minimal recovery. Smaller procedures like a mini-neck lift or mini-facelift may be a good option, which can also be performed using local anesthesia. If you’re also concerned by the condition of your upper face, especially changes in the delicate skin around your eyes, you may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. In some cases, facelift and eyelid surgery can be performed simultaneously for a comprehensive rejuvenation. Because the options are numerous, it is highly advisable to make an appointment for an evaluation with Dr. Diaz.

Real Patient Testimonial

“I am so thankful to have found you as my doctor. You are truly a great surgeon, but also a wonderful human being! Thank you not only for the great work you do, but most importantly for the way you do your work with so much care and understanding. You helped me feel pretty again.”

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your experience may vary.

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What to Expect

Facelift and neck lift surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. Occasionally facelift or neck lift surgery can be performed using sedation. Dr. Diaz makes incisions around your ears and slightly within your hairline. These incisions offer him maximum control during surgery and heal to very discreet scars that can typically be fully hidden beneath your hair.

The specifics of each facelift and neck lift surgery vary from patient to patient. However, Dr. Diaz typically removes or repositions unwanted fat and tightens the underlying muscles of the face and neck. He may also remove excess skin and redrape remaining skin for a smoother, tighter contour. This approach of lifting and strengthening the underlying muscles of the face, rather than simply stretching the skin as older techniques did, results in a very natural-looking outcome. Dr. Diaz’s goal is to create an improved version of you that reflects vibrancy and reverses aging changes while avoiding the over-operated on, obvious, stretched facelift look that is commonly seen in the media.

Dr. Michael Diaz

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Diaz has been serving the dynamic needs of Space Coast women and men for years. In addition to being an accomplished surgeon known for his warmth, Dr. Diaz holds a patent for a device that can help improve breast revision outcomes.

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Your Recovery

You’ll need a trusted friend or family member to drive you home after surgery. Once you return home, it’s important to give your body the rest it needs to heal completely. For most people, this means taking 10 days to 2 weeks off work. Although recuperation is not typically painful, most patients experience slight bruising and swelling that may make them feel self-conscious. It’s common for patients to work from home during this period, because they often feel good enough to work but still have lingering signs of recent surgery.

Dr. Diaz prescribes prescription medicine to maintain your comfort as you heal, and he also advises patients to keep their heads elevated for several days following surgery, including while sleeping. Keeping your head upright reduces swelling, improves your overall comfort, and allows your incisions to heal undisturbed.

Although no plastic surgery procedure offers results that last forever, a facelift and neck lift can significantly delay and reverse facial aging. Facelift patients typically look better than their peers who haven’t undergone surgery for up to 10 years after the procedure, although this varies from patient to patient. Many patients choose to maintain their results in the long term with regular injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic or injectable fillers. By protecting your skin from the sun, refraining from smoking, and keeping your weight stable, you can preserve your results and look your best for many years to come.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Diaz Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Google
5.0/5
Nov 4, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr. Diaz is amazing!! I had a tummy tuck done and my results are better then what I was expecting. Everyone there is super nice! Wendy has helped me through this process from the beginning to end. She’s been there to answer any of my questions and guide me through each step to my recovery. Thank you so much everyone!! I love my new body!!
Vitals
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2021
Vitals Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
I would recommend Dr Diaz for his pleasing manner and great surgical skills,I had a tummy tuck with muscle tightening and lipo so pleased with the results. He takes great care and is very Informative. All of the staff are so nice and helpful
Google
5.0/5
Sep 8, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Amazing experience here! I immediately felt at ease with Dr. Diaz and MA. Wendy. Dr.Diaz is incredibly thorough, and patient. He answered all of my crazy questions. The day of surgery, I was quite nervous. And again, Dr. Diaz and his OR staff put me at ease. This was a wonderful experience for me, and I highly recommend Dr. Diaz and his wonderful staff.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
The staff here is Amazing - Very attentive, and Wendy Capotosta, who was in with me is so friendly, and makes you feel at ease immediately. Dr. Diaz, is extremely thorough, attentive, while being very down to earth and honest. I definitely will be going there again for other procedures if needed. The Spa ladies are great too and so informative (Amy & Amy) I trust them to give me what is best for the desired effects I am looking for. I looked at lots of places and reviews before selecting Dr. Diaz - The office lives up to the 5 star reviews you will see. I rarely review places - but chose to do this because I have had that positive of an experience, and will continue to go there. 🙂
Google
5.0/5
Jun 29, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
I had my implants replaced from a past surgery and Dr. Diaz did a beautiful job! His staff is great especially Wendy. She's awesome!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 22, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
I had a silicone leakage from a previous augmentation. Dr. Diaz made me feel very confident in my decision to have replacement surgery, explaining why it should be done and the steps to be taken to correct the situation. Wendy helped guide me through from the initial consult to all of my follow up visits. The personalized service in addition to the superb (!) surgical outcome made me very glad that I chose Dr. Diaz.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 17, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr Diaz and his office staff are wonderful. From the office staff to the surgery center staff you are made felt comfortable and well taken care of. His MA Wendy is wonderful and is there for you every day post op. I would highly recommend this office. Thank you for the wonderful care.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
May 28, 2021
HealthGrades Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr. Diaz preformed a tummy tuck with lipo on me in Feb and I cannot say enough about my experience as well as my results with Dr. Diaz. From the time you walk in the door you are treated like family, not just another patient and not just another number. From my consultation to my final post op appointment everything was simply amazing. Dr. Diaz was extremely attentive, patient and attended every one of my appointments. Having this surgery was a huge commitment and Dr. Diaz and his extraordinary staff made me feel extremely comfortable answering all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Diaz is a honest and true surgeon who deeply cares for his patients, he will give you his cell number to be able to reach him after hours. Not only did Dr. Diaz exceed all of my expectations so did his remarkable staff. Especially Megan, who had been a part of the team for over 10 years, and Wendy both with their knowledge and compassion.
Google
5.0/5
May 27, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr. Diaz did an amazing job with my surgery. I felt safe and comfortable from the first day walking into Michael Diazs office. His MD wendy and cosmetic coordinator pam, were both so much help throughout my whole process. I'm so pleased with the care Before, during and, after my surgery.
Google
5.0/5
May 20, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
I see Amy Burton for my skin care and it has been an amazing experience. I love the way my skin looks. Amy is very knowledgeable and is always a pleasure to do a consult with her.
Google
5.0/5
May 20, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
I love this office! Megan is the office manager, she is so personable, accommodating, and runs the office so smooth! Amy has the magic touch when it comes to any injections! I absolutely love the staff and everything about this office!
Google
5.0/5
May 20, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
I go to Dr Diaz's office for many different reasons! I can't say enough about my experience there. Most of my services involve the vitality spa with Amy Burton and Amy Limonta. Such a fabulous skin care & treatment family!
Google
5.0/5
May 19, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr.Diaz’s office is very accommodating and was quick to understand my needs. I was guided by Megan throughout my entire treatment. She knows the ins and outs of the practice! Ruthi and Amy B are always super lovely to be around and has worked wonders for my skin.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 29, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Great experience, very happy with staff and results. Thank you Dr Diaz. Dr Diaz and New fit are a great ft.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 1, 2021
Facebook Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Just went for my consultation today! Everyone was so nice Dr Diaz Is everything I thought he would be! Pam is so sweet! Thank you! Can’t wait to book my sx!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 11, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr. Diaz was certainly the best choice for my procedure. My experience was exceptional. He was so detailed and I never felt like he was rushing. He made sure I was completely informed and all my questions were answered. His staff was so professional. Honestly, look no further!!!!!! Dr. Diaz is by far someone I would recommend anytime! Dr. Diaz, if you read my review, thank you so much for making my entire experience a remarkable one.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Perfectionist is what everyone wants for any surgeon but especially a plastic surgeon. His staff AMAZING! His work is impeccable.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Dec 30, 2020
HealthGrades Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
I want to tell you that I absolutely love Dr.Diaz...I had a breast augmentation and tummy tuck and it's amazing.I'm going back for more..best doctor ever..
Google
5.0/5
Dec 2, 2020
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr. Diaz and his staff are outstanding! You can expect compassion, open communication and top notch customer service from this practice. Dr. Diaz went above and beyond my expectations. I learned that I am susceptible to Malignant Hyperthermia during the pre op process and he made sure that I got exactly what I needed to stay safe and called me directly to explain the process every step of the way. 3 months post op and I am very pleased! I highly recommend Dr. Diaz
Google
5.0/5
Nov 25, 2020
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr Diaz is the absolute best surgeon in every way! You will love him. He exceeded my expectations with my recent procedure, came up with a plan that worked perfect for me and I couldn’t be happier. Such attention to detail and care for his patients. I highly recommend Dr Diaz and his staff. They are exceptional and courteous at what they do.
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