Over time, many signs of aging develop in the face and neck. These include volume loss; sagging of skin, muscles, and fat; jowls; and excess fat deposition in the neck. Gravity, genetics, and lifestyle such as sun exposure, smoking, and diet all play a role in the extent of these changes. Initially, these changes can be treated non-surgically, but after a certain point, surgery provides the optimal outcome.
Facelift & Neck Lift Overview
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a powerful procedure designed to address the lower face and neck to restore the youthful contours of the cheeks, jawline, and neck. The ideal result leads to a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance that does not look windswept. Incisions are made around the ear and below the chin and are very well hidden. The surgery does not stop the aging process but does achieve a long-lasting result. While the facelift and neck lift are most commonly performed together, some patients may benefit from only a neck lift. These typically include younger patients with good skin elasticity and primarily have redundant fat in the chin and neck region.