Dr. Neurohr is a master of the facelift. He has performed over 2000 face-lifting surgeries during his professional career. He makes his patients look bright and refreshed, but not like they had surgery. He treats each patient as a unique individual, taking time to carefully listen to, and really understand the patient’s concerns. Then, he devises a detailed surgical plan, which he thoroughly discusses with the patient, clearly demonstrating how the procedure works for their face. Dr. Neurohr bases his facelift technique on structural anatomy, and customizes each case based on the patient’s individual characteristics. Details make the difference in his work, and his artistic judgment controls the process.
Dr. Neurohr’s facelift is designed for active people. It is versatile and durable because it is a multi-layered construction that restores and maintains the youthful shape of the face without pulling it too tight. The result is natural looking, not artificial. Fat grafting is almost always performed at the same time as the facelift to replace the soft tissue volume that disappears with age in a phenomenon called soft tissue atrophy. Dr. Neurohr has been a pioneer in this technique since the early 1990’s, and today all advanced thinking facelift surgeons employ it.
Dr. Neurohr styles his incisions according to the patient’s natural, hairline pattern, their ear shape, and the bone structure of their face. Hair shafts and follicles are preserved at the edges, so when the skin is closed the hair grows right through the scar, camouflaging the scars in natural anatomic contours. The patient is free to wear any hairstyle he/she desires, and doesn’t feel self conscious about swimming or engaging in athletic activities due to ugly scars or bizarre hair loss patterns.
Gentle handling of tissues, the use of structural support, the meticulous attention to details, and the absolute avoidance of pulling the skin tight with tension distinguish Dr. Neurohr’s work. Patients experience amazingly little pain after their facelift. Bruising and swelling are comparably mild. The first sutures are removed in 4 days to avoid “stitch marks.” The final support sutures are removed in 8-9 days. Patients are allowed to drive in 9-10 days, and full exercise can resume in 3 weeks. Most people are back to work in 2 weeks. At three months the tissues are soft and supple, and the fat grafts that have taken at that time permanently remain. Still, healing takes time, and collagen maturation occurs for over a year.