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Neck Lift or Complete Facelift – What’s Right for You?

Posted April 12, 2022 in Facelift, Neck Lift

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The neck is often where we first notice signs of aging. This happens in the form of deep lines and loosening skin. 

Usually, the first thing we do is rush out to buy the latest “miracle neck cream.” While this approach can help stave off the worsening of these conditions, most people usually find that these products provide little benefit once these signs are already visible.

Blonde women's profile focusing on the neck and chin.

So when is the right time to consider a neck lift, and is this the right plastic surgery solution for you?

Non-Surgical Treatments vs. Surgical Neck Lift

Some new laser treatments can temporarily tighten mild to moderate loose skin on the face and neck and can be a great option to address those early changes in neck skin; however, repeated treatments are often necessary to achieve ideal results.

While this can be the right choice for some younger patients with a minimal degree of laxity, no non-surgical procedure can rival the results of surgical intervention.

The surgical neck lift provides long-lasting, natural results.

How Does a Neck Lift Work?

When performing a full neck lift, your plastic surgeon will make small incisions behind the ears and under the chin to tighten the underlying tissues and skin and remove excess fat.

During a liposuction neck lift, excess fat is suctioned through a thin tube that has been placed under the skin to reveal a more defined and appealing neck contour. Liposuction alone does not trim loose skin.

For those with other concerns, neck lift surgery can be combined with other procedures such as facelift surgery, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and brow lift surgery.

Should I Combine My Neck Lift With a Facelift?

If you also have concerns about lost volume and firmness of your face, you may want to consider a full facelift; this normally includes the neck and can also rejuvenate the lower to midface area. 

Today’s facelift techniques are designed to avoid the windswept, overdone look previously associated with facelift surgery when performed by skilled and experienced plastic surgeons.

A neck lift is usually always performed during a facelift surgery; however, a facelift does not have to be performed with a neck lift (if aging signs are limited to the neck region).

Should I Add Eyelid Surgery or Brow Lift to My Facial Rejuvenation?

Two other common issues individuals deal with as they age are drooping eyelids or a furrowed brow. 

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or a brow lift are two other procedures that can be performed at the same time as your neck lift/facelift to achieve a more complete facial makeover.

By combining facial procedures, patients are better able to maintain a balanced and natural aesthetic.

Interested in a Neck Lift in Baton Rouge, LA?

Dr. Mary Ghere is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery. She is committed to the best interest of her patients and offers a wide range of cosmetic and aesthetic treatments and procedures in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ghere today by calling 225-412-4774. Her helpful staff is always ready to answer most questions and is happy to arrange your consultation.

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Mary Ghere, MD

Weiler Plastic Surgery

4212 Bluebonnet Blvd., Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-399-0001

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