People often hear about facial and neck lift procedures that are designed to stretch the skin and eliminate sagging, fine wrinkles, and larger folds. These often occur on the cheeks and along the jaw line as well as on the upper one-half of the neck skin. Lift techniques are cosmetic in nature but may involve surgery. The extent of the skin creasing and stretching may depend on the individual’s appearance and the strength of the muscles that lie beneath the skin itself.
Other factors to consider may include how much fatty tissue lies beneath the area to be treated and the thickness of the skin. A facelift may pull the skin on the cheeks upward. A neck lift may do the same thing for the neck skin, but the incisions and the line of skin to be removed could be located elsewhere. If you are considering skin realignment as a means to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds, a facelift or neck lift may be a solution.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, may reshape the lower one-third of the face by removing excess skin tissue.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift procedure is similar to a facelift but is designed to smooth out the skin on the upper part of the neck. Too much skin and skin folding may be common complaints made to doctors by mature adults. A neck lift may reshape the neck skin by pulling it upward and removing excess dermal tissue.
What You Should Know
When we recommend a facelift or neck lift, we may show the client a preparation schedule and advise them about the recovery time involved. The incision points may need to remain bandaged for several days after surgery, and the stitches removed later. We may prescribe a special medicated ointment and antibiotics for the client to take following the procedure.
We’ll Help You Decide
Lift techniques that smooth the skin by removing excess tissue may have long-lasting results. Contact Real Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery today to schedule a personal consultation, during which we examine the face and neck closely to determine which procedure may bring about the most positive results.
Our office is dedicated to helping clients with their cosmetic concerns, and we offer a variety of services including eyelid surgery, tummy tuck, body contouring, breast augmentation, and more. We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have.