Is your face starting to give away your age, but you’re not sure what to do about it? These changes can be addressed with a face or neck lift. The loss of facial volume is a common problem that occurs as the skin ages, and it results in loose skin on the face, in addition to saggy skin and muscle bands on the neck. But how does a neck lift differ from a facelift.
Facelift and neck lift
- Facelift surgery involves redistributing fat on the face and neck, redraping facial skin, and trimming away excess skin.The incisions are made in the hairline, and run down along the lower scalp.
- Necklifts surgery involves repositioning fat in the jowls and neck, removing excess skin, and tightening the platysmal muscle in the neck. The incisions for surgery are typically made in the hairline, and around the ear.
Are they different?
The neck lift and facelift both improve the lower face, and most doctors agree that they are very similar procedures.
A facelift tightens the skin on the jowls and lower neck, and enhances the appearance of both the face and neck. It also corrects cheek laxity. A neck lift targets signs of aging in the jaw and neck, and therefore refreshes the appearance of the lower face.
Since the face and neck are so closely related, aging affects both areas at the same rate, so it’s almost impossible to rejuvenate one area and exclude the other.
Are you interested in facial rejuvenation surgery? Contact Awaken Aesthetics, located in Torrance, CA, and find out if you would be a good candidate for a facelift/neck lift.
Call us today at 310-791-2233 to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Alex Liu.