The facelift is a staple aesthetic procedure. Wrinkles and fine lines around the face is one of, if not the most, common concern people have as they start to age. Because of this natural consequence of again, over 120,000 Americans opt for a facelift every year.
But while the facelift effectively targets the cheeks, lower parts of the face and jawline, the upper neck and jowls aren’t included in a traditional facelift.
For this reason, an increasing number of patients are choosing to get a necklift performed in conjunction with their facelift procedures. Here, Dr. Gale discusses things you should know when deciding whether this combined surgery is right for you.
How does a necklift and facelift differ?
A facelift focuses on stretching and smoothing out the skin of the lower two-thirds of the face. As we age, the skin in this part of the face loses structural proteins such as elastin and collagen, which results in loose, wrinkled skin.
This same process occurs in the neck and upper chest region, and while the facelift is focused on the face, it omits the neck region.
This is why people who are concerned about jowls, a double chin, or extensively wrinkled neck skin need to consider a necklift instead of or in addition to a facelift – because it targets a different area. Roughly 50,000 necklifts are performed each year, and as this number increases, more and more people are beginning to appreciate the positive aesthetic results of a necklift.
But can a necklift and facelift be done at the same time?
Can I get a necklift done at the same time as a facelift?
Patients need to bear in mind that both the facelift and necklift are significant surgeries. While not as major as some other plastic surgery operations or reconstructive surgeries, patients still need considerable downtime to recover after these procedures.
Most patients take a week off work and stay at home, relatively inactive, to give their bodies a chance to heal. Over this time, the swelling dissipates and the results of a facelift or necklift become evident.
Because of this, combining a facelift and necklift into the same surgical session is a fantastic way for patients to solve all their facial-aging concerns in a single visit. They can then minimize their downtime and be back to their regular routines, looking better than ever, in the shortest amount of time possible.
Plastic surgery is all about making yourself feel the best you can. It is essential to discuss your desired outcomes with an experienced and certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr Gale in Riverton, UT. If you are concerned about more than one aspect of your appearance, such as wrinkles on the face and neck, then explaining this to a professional is the best way to begin solving the issue.
Combing a facelift and necklift is a fantastic way to turn back the clock and look and feel young and vibrant. Reach out to Dr Gale at the Ear Nose and Throat Center of Utah on 801 758 0428 to arrange your appointment now.