When it comes to facial rejuvenation, the neck is often neglected, which is unfortunate, since it tends to show signs of aging long before the face does. So you can have a great looking face but a neck that easily gives away your age. A neck lift is a superb way to rejuvenate the neck and refresh your appearance, but do you have to get a facelift with your neck lift.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that is done to tone and tighten the neck. This includes removing excess skin that causes the neck skin to droop and sag, and tightening the neck muscles.
Do I have to get a facelift with my neck lift?
It depends on the signs of aging present on the face and neck. If you do not have jowls or significant aging in the lower face, a neck lift may be all you need to refine the chin and neck, and achieve a more youthful appearance (click here to learn more).
However, if you have jowls and sagging neck skin, the plastic surgeon may recommend combining a facelift with a neck lift. Since the jowls and neck form a continuous area, doing both a facelift and neck lift at the same time will refine the jawline and deliver optimal facial rejuvenation results. Doing a neck lift will only provide subtle improvement to the jowls.
If your main concern is aging in the neck area, and you’re not sure if you may need a facelift as well, it’s best to consult with a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon for an evaluation.
Are you considering a facelift or neck lift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Walnut Creek and Greenbrae, CA areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock for more information.
You can reach Dr. Aycock at www.aycockmd.com, or by calling (925) 392-6382 for the office in Walnut Creek, and (415) 862-7952 for the office in Greenbrae.