Beverly Hills, CA surgeon explains anti-aging facelift treatment vs neck lift
age, our faces change. Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and excess
skin may occur as part of the aging process. Regardless of which problem
plagues you, Dr. Dennis Dass has facelift treatment options
for patients in Beverly Hills, CA. We understand that not all facial
procedures are the same. With the number of invasive and non-invasive
procedures available, Dr. Dass uses his experience and skill to find an
option that achieves dramatic, yet natural results.
The aging process leads to the loss of youthful contours and
volume. Aside from age, volume loss and sagging skin can be the result
of heredity, gravity, environmental factors, and stress. Patients
considering facelift treatments are searching for ways to restore their
youth and to treat the visible signs of aging. Facelift and neck lift procedures
are effective at dramatically reducing the signs of aging. They are
elective procedures and may be chosen to address the following issues:
- Sagging skin or wrinkles on the face or neck
- Deep set in lines along the nasolabial folds
- Loss of fat or facial volume
- Eliminating excess, sagging skin or the turkey neck
- Removing the jowls, which are the result of excess skin and fat in the lower face
Facelift vs neck lift
There are similarities between facelift and neck lift treatments. They are surgical procedures that give significant improvements to the loose, sagging skin and weak muscles on or around the face and neck. They achieve immediate, significant reduction of the signs of aging with long-lasting results. The procedures take years off patients’ appearances. Facelift and neck lift procedures are similar in invasiveness and recovery.
There are several types of facelift procedures. However, generally speaking, a surgical facelift is described as pulling the skin at the cheeks toward the forehead. Incisions are precisely placed by the ears. The focus of a facelift is on improving the appearance of the cheeks, lower face, jowls, and jawline. The procedure addresses wrinkles and sagging skin.
A neck lift addresses the chin, jawline, and jowls. Incisions are placed to pull and tighten excess or loose skin in these areas. A neck lift is commonly requested to correct the “turkey neck” or excess skin in front of the throat.
Which procedure do I need?
Also called a rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgery to improve the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. A neck lift or lower rhytidectomy addresses sagging or loose skin on the neck. Depending on an individual’s need, a single procedure may be used, or both may be performed to create a smoother, firmer, more defined neck and jawline. The upper part of the face and the neck may age at different rates, causing an aesthetic disconnect, at which point your doctor may recommend a single procedure to help balance your youthful appearance.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important to have realistic expectations. During your consultation with Dr. Dass, the two of you will review your medical history, problem areas, and expectations. Depending on your specific issues and desired results, Dr. Dass will use his expert eye for detail to determine the most appropriate treatment for you. Remember, for some patients, it may not be one or the other. Many patients that would benefit from a neck lift are also showing signs of aging on the face that could be improved with a lower facelift. This is why the two procedures are commonly combined. The result is smoother, firmer, more youthful skin.
A facelift or neck lift can be fine-tuned according to each patient’s unique needs. While some patients may only require a single procedure, others may benefit from the addition of liposuction to remove excess fat under the chin. Botox or fillers may be used to smooth the skin, adding to a more youthful appearance.
After your facelift treatment, you will be able to show off your beautifully contoured neck and jawline. The results are immediate and long-lasting. The aging process restarts allowing the face and neck to age naturally. Protecting your skin from the sun and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prolong your results.
Now is the time to look as young as you feel. Let Dr. Dennis Dass help you achieve look you desire. Call (855) 496-4646.Back to Facelift Page