Joseph Serota, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Difference Between a Facelift and a Neck Lift

By admin June 18, 2020

For many people, the neck and face are the first areas to show age. The loss of youthful contours in the face and neck can be due to a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions and stress. Sagging skin can also be a result of significant weight loss. Whether you suffer from deep wrinkles, band lines, excess skin or fat, a facelift or neck lift can bring your features back into a youthful shape. These procedures are similar in approach and are different in the areas they treat. Let’s take a look at the specifics of each procedure. 

Facelift: Facelift, medically known as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to improve visible signs of aging of the face. As individuals age, facial skin and fat becomes loose and begins to sag. A facelift allows sagging structures to be repositioned and excessive skin removed. Although individual results vary, most facelift patients appear approximately 7 to 10 years younger.

Neck Lift: A neck lift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. A neck lift typically includes liposuction to remove excess fat under the chin and surgery to trim away excess skin. Incisions are made under the chin or behind the ears, depending on the degree of skin laxity.

Neck lift surgery can treat:

  • Excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face that creates jowls
  • Excess fatty deposits under the chin
  • Loose neck skin
  • Muscle banding in the neck

A facelift and neck lift may be performed independently, together, or in conjunction with other rejuvenation procedures such as brow lift, eyelid lift, fat transfer and more.  

To find out if a facelift or neck lift is an appropriate option for your needs, we invite you to contact us to schedule an appointment. When you visit our office in Aurora, Denver, Dr. Serota will discuss your specific concerns and will help you decide which procedure may be most suitable for you. Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center today by calling 303-367-9000 or visiting website to schedule your consultation. 

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