A facelift can do wonders to your appearance. It is an effective yet subtle cosmetic procedure that can take years off of your face. The natural aging process and certain lifestyle habits can cause fine lines, wrinkles, and skin sagging. A facelift can address a number of age-related issues that impact your facial aesthetic. If you are considering a facelift you may wonder, does a facelift also treat the neck?
Does a Facelift Also Treat the Neck?
There are several different types of facelifts, including a traditional facelift, mini facelift, and a mid-facelift. Some address the signs of aging on your neck. However, others may require that you combine your facelift with a neck lift for optimal results. Finding the type of facelift that is right for you depends on what you want to address and how advanced the signs of aging are on your face.
A traditional facelift also referred to as a “full facelift” targets the area from your jawline to your cheeks. A neck lift can be added to address any excess fat or sagging skin, but it would be an additional procedure.
A mini facelift is a modified version of the traditional facelift. A mini facelift addresses loose skin around your jawline and neck. There are common areas where the signs of aging become apparent which can make you look much older.
A mid-facelift targets the middle of your face and is also referred to as a “cheek lift.” The procedure targets sagging skin from your upper mouth area to your eyes, including your cheeks and nose.
Candidates for a Facelift
The signs of aging can make you look older, tired, and unlike how you feel on the inside. A facelift can address a number of age-related issues that impact your face. In order to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon.
Ideal candidates for the procedure include those who have realistic expectations about the results of their surgery. This is why it is important to discuss your expectations with the plastic surgeon at your consultation. In addition, patients should not smoke or misuse substances due to the risk of surgical and recovery complications. Good candidates must also be in good overall health and free from any conditions that would impact the recovery process.
Benefits of a Facelift
A facelift can enhance your look without looking overdone. Consider the following benefits of a traditional facelift.
- Removes sagging skin from your jowls
- Contours your jawline
- Reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and deep facial creases
- Provides a more youthful and refreshed look
- Addresses multiple age-related issues in one procedure
Many patients are focused on improving their appearance without the hassle of multiple surgeries. A facelift in Beverly Hills can be easily combined with other procedures to fully enhance your look. Some common procedures patients combine with a facelift include blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), a brow lift, chin implant, or a neck lift. Patients opt for cosmetic treatments to enhance the results of their facelift. Some treatments include Botox, fillers, chemical peels, and/or laser skin resurfacing.
Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills
If you are unhappy with your appearance, consider plastic surgery in Beverly Hills with Dr. Brent Moelleken. He is skilled in a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments. He is focused on ensuring that you look as young on the outside as you feel on the inside. Dr. Brent has had major success assisting patients to achieve their desired aesthetic goals and boost their confidence. Contact his office today to set up a consultation!