Both facelifts and neck lifts are procedures designed to improve your appearance. However, their purpose, procedural steps, and recovery timelines differ.
Purpose of Each Procedure
The purpose of a facelift is to make your facial appearance more youthful by reducing sagging skin and deep wrinkles. The goal is to eliminate jowling and contour the jawline giving a smoother appearance.
The purpose of a neck lift is to change the shape of the neck by tightening it and drawing it into the chin. You can combine a neck lift with a facelift or get the surgery by itself. However, many patients come to Dr. Schalit for neck lifts only, as the neck tends to age faster than the rest of the face.
Dr. Schalit performs a facelift by making an incision from the temple or the hairline to just behind the ear. He then tightens sagging muscles and connective tissues before removing excess skin and fixing it into a new position with sutures.
Neck lifts are different. Here, Dr. Schalit creates an incision under the chin to access the neck muscles. He then manipulates their shape, giving your neckline a more defined and youthful appearance before suturing it up.
Facelifts can make some patients look between five and ten years younger. However, recovery takes between a week to ten days, after which you can begin resuming some normal activities. Bruising usually takes around two weeks to subside while the full effects typically take 6 to 9 months to become apparent.
Neck lifts require one to two weeks of recovery. You can then resume your normal exercise routines three to four weeks after surgery.
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Can You Have a Facelift with a Neck Lift?
Some patients choose to get facelifts and neck lifts at the same time. Combining the two creates dramatic results and can give you a rejuvenated, youthful look.
Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation
Dr. Schalit offers several facial rejuvenation surgeries, including facelifts and neck lifts. But what are the benefits?
- Treat jowls: Facial rejuvenation techniques, such as neck lifts, are great for removing the excess fat and sagging skin that leads to jowls. It can also eliminate fatty deposits under the chin and loose neck skin.
- Address fallen fat: Faces start looking older when fat begins to migrate south under the skin. As it travels, it creates lines and wrinkles, changing the shape and nature of your face. Facelifts and other types of facial rejuvenation can address or reverse this.
- Look substantially younger: People who get facial rejuvenation may look between five and ten years younger after surgery
Radical results: Facelifts and neck lifts change the fundamental shape of your tissues, providing radical results.
Am I a Candidate for a Facelift and/or Neck Lift?
If you have moderate to severe sagging and wrinkles on your face, jowls, or a sagging chin, you could be a great candidate for a facelift, neck lift, or both! You should also be healthy and refrain from smoking for two weeks before surgery and throughout the recovery period.
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