J. David Kriet, MD, FACS
Clinton D. Humphrey, MD, FACS

Univerity of Kansas
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Face and Neck Lift

A face lift, or rhytidectomy, can help our Kansas City and Overland Park patients reverse the effects of age, exhaustion, and exposure to natural elements. Dr. J. David Kriet and Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey are highly adept and skilled at this procedure and are known for giving patients beautiful results that look natural. A face lift is one of the most popular surgical aesthetic enhancement options, and it has proven extremely successful at smoothing out lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.

Each face lift performed by Dr. Kriet and Dr. Humphrey is highly individualized. Our facial plastic surgeon will carefully assess every aspect of your face, including skin texture, bone structure and muscle tone. They will also listen to your vision of the desired final outcome. The procedure uses incisions that are hidden in natural skin creases or within the hair. Our doctors tighten the underlying facial muscles and remove excess skin and fat. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures or surgical clips. Face lift surgery usually takes three to five hours to complete and is performed as an outpatient procedure.

After the procedure, an elastic dressing is applied overnight. This dressing is removed the following morning and replaced with a lighter dressing. Most patients experience some swelling and bruising, though discomfort is usually mild and can be controlled with medication. After a face lift, our Overland Park and Kansas City patients typically return to work in two weeks. Scarring from the incisions is often not visible to others. In fact, many hairdressers have complimented Dr. Kriet’s and Dr. Humphrey’s patients on their hard-to-find incisions.

A face lift can do wonders by significantly improving signs of age, fatigue, and sun damage in the face – giving you a more youthful, refreshed aesthetic. To schedule a consultation for face lift surgery, please contact Dr. J. David Kriet and Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey.