Why a Facelift and Neck Lift is a Power Combo for Complete Facial Rejuvenation
- Posted on: Mar 15 2019
At Claytor Noone Plastic Surgery, our primary objective in each situation is to understand a patient’s concerns and desired outcome from prospective treatment. The approach that is taken to rejuvenate the face or body (or both) always caters to the individual, which means we personalize techniques based on preferences, needs, and the condition of the tissue we are revising. By tailoring treatment, we are much more capable of achieving the best possible results from any given technique.
Often, facial rejuvenation is observed as a singular subject and the face as a solitary feature. This is far from the truth of it. There are multiple areas on the face that are affected by aging. Moreover, every area of the face may react differently to aging. For example, the lower face may become loose and marked by jowls and a double chin while the eyes remain bright and friendly. Facial rejuvenation also needs to consider the role that the neck plays in overall appearance. The neck and the face are two physical features that work together. For this reason, many patients who are interested in a facelift are also good candidates for a neck lift.
The Benefits of Combined Treatment
The lower face and the neck often incur the brunt of aging. In general, the face and neck tissue suffer years of UV exposure, which results in sun damage both on and below the skin. With the natural decrease in collagen and elastin that occurs with time, these two features age alongside one another, one drooping downward and the other becoming crepe-paper thin.
A facelift repositions tissue from the cheeks down to the jawline through small incisions in the area of the ears. Through these small openings, tissue is carefully manipulated upward and outward. This sharpens the jawline and smooths away creases that have formed around the nose and mouth. The facelift may also somewhat reinstate the contours of the cheeks by narrowing the shape of the lower face.
A neck lift picks up where the facelift leaves off. During this aspect of a combo lift process, tissue is repositioned through the same incisions made around the ear or, in some cases, a separate incision just under the chin. This technique can tighten up the contour of the upper neck and chin and smooth horizontal bands that occur with age.
Combining a facelift with a neck lift means that your refreshed face is framed by skin that looks equally youthful. Benefits beyond the beauty component include a reduced recovery time compared to two separate procedures and lower surgical fees.
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