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The effects of aging can weigh down on your facial contours, leaving you looking tired and older. Many of these effects become prominent on the lower face and neck, leading to significant changes in one’s appearance. 

Middle aged women looking at her neck in a mirror.

This is why most patients require a combination of facelift and neck lift procedures to correct the numerous visible signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, loss of volume, and muscle laxity.

A facelift tightens and firms sagging facial tissues for a more youthful facial appearance. Conversely, a neck lift minimizes the appearance of excessive saggy skin, jowls, and neck bands to restore a more youthful neck and well-defined jawline.

While Dr. Knowling always addresses the neck when performing a facelift, he may not need to address the facial contours if you are simply undergoing a neck lift.

Why Is It Important to Address the Neck During a Facelift?

An Elegant and Balanced Appearance

The main reason for performing a neck lift when doing a facelift is maintaining balance and harmony between the facial features. That way, you can achieve a more naturally youthful look that enhances a person’s overall appearance.

When you isolate the lower face for correction, you might end up with an untreated neck area, detracting from the rejuvenated look of the treated area. An unbalanced facial appearance characterized by a younger-looking face but loose neck skin is one of the most apparent tell-tale signs of a cosmetic procedure.

By combining both procedures, you get a more seamless and natural facial contour that not only addresses wrinkles and facial folds on the mid-to-lower face but also corrects sagging jowls, a double chin, and a turtle neck for a smoother, slimmer profile.

Minimized Recovery Time

Combining these procedures reduces your recovery time since you only have to endure a single recovery period. Recovery for each of these procedures can take two to three weeks, depending on the extent of surgery, so having them done together means less time off from work and other activities.

While this combination approach does not stop the aging process, it does an impeccable job of giving balanced and harmonious results that makes you look years younger.

Is a Facelift With a Neck Lift Right for Me?

If you have wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin in the lower face, neck, or chin area, you will likely be a good candidate for the combined procedures. However, considering that every person’s anatomy and health history are unique, individuals are advised to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon to determine their true candidacy.

Interested in Learning More About a Facelift and Neck Lift Near You?

For the best facelift and neck lift results, it is important to choose an expert plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation cosmetic surgery. Dr. Knowling is ready to help you reach your cosmetic goals with a smoother and more rejuvenated appearance. 

Contact us today at 256-881-2220 or fill our online form to schedule a consultation.