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Facelift, Neck Lift, or Both?

The decision to undergo a facelift or a neck lift should be taken seriously and should require a great deal of investigation and research.   As a facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, I believe that my job is to educate my patients on all of their options, their benefits and risks, and allow the patient to make the ultimate decision.  In this blog, I’d like to discuss options for correcting an aging face with facelift surgery, neck lift surgery, or combining the two procedures.

Differences Between a Facelift & Neck Lift

One of the most common areas to show age on our faces is the loss of the jawline and development of excess tissue underneath the chin.  Methods of improving these areas are 2 of the most common surgical procedures, the facelift and neck lift.  The operations to improve the neck and jawline are customized to meet the unique needs of each patient.

A facelift aims to correct aging in our  lower face, jowls, and jawline, where sagging skin can leave us looking older than we really are.  An attractive jawline is a smooth uninterrupted line that gently curves into the chin.  When this line becomes wavy or blunted, it takes away from the definition in the face.  Alternatively, a neck lift works more to fix the appearance of a “turkey neck” or sagging neck underneath the chin.  This occurs as a result of skin laxity and excess fat deposits.

Facelift & Neck Lift Combination Surgery

Many times, the best treatment option is to undergo a facelift and a neck lift at the same time. Because these two areas are very intimately related, undergoing both procedures can make for a more balanced facial appearance that will rejuvenate the entire lower facial area.

The benefits of undergoing both surgeries at the same time also mean that the patient can enjoy the results without undergoing any additional recovery time than if they had undergone 2 separate surgeries.  Patients that are candidates for both a face and necklift and undergo the correct procedure are pleased with the increased definition in their lower face and overall improvement in their facial harmony.  At Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte, I encourage patients to ask questions they have regarding procedures to ensure the patients understand all of their options, benefits, and risks.

Contact Carolina Facial Plastics Today

Whether you’re considering undergoing a facelift, neck lift, or both procedures at the same time, there is no one better suited to perform your procedure than an experienced head and neck surgeon with a distinctive knowledge in facial plastic surgery. If you’d like to learn more about the procedures offered at Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte, I encourage you to contact my office today by calling (704) 842-3644. As a facial plastic surgeon, I understand the importance of providing patients with natural results that leave their face looking fully rejuvenated and balanced.

For further information regarding how I can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, please contact my office today to schedule your initial appointment.

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