Combining a rhytidectomy (facelift) with a neck lift is a common practice in cosmetic surgery, and it offers several advantages for individuals looking to address the signs of aging in both the face and neck areas. These procedures can complement each other to provide comprehensive rejuvenation and a more harmonious, youthful appearance. Here are several of the benefits of scheduling a face and neck lift together.
1. Harmonious Results
Aging often affects both the face and neck simultaneously, and combining these procedures ensures a more uniform and harmonious rejuvenation. This prevents a disconnect between a youthful face and an aging neck, creating a balanced, natural appearance.
2. Addressing Sagging Skin
A rhytidectomy primarily focuses on the lower two-thirds of the face, including the cheeks and jowls. A neck lift, on the other hand, targets loose and sagging skin in the neck and under the chin. Combining these procedures allows for a comprehensive correction of sagging skin from the jawline down to the neck, resulting in a smoother, more youthful profile.
3. More Youthful and Defined Jawline and Neck
A combined facelift and neck lift can refine and define the jawline, eliminating jowls and the appearance of a “turkey neck.” This can create a more sculpted, youthful look and significantly reduce wrinkles and lines in the face, while the neck lift can address horizontal neck bands and creases. By addressing both areas simultaneously, you achieve a more comprehensive reduction in visible signs of aging.
4. Long-Lasting Results
While no procedure can stop the natural aging process, the results of a combined facelift and neck lift are typically long-lasting. These surgeries remove excess skin and reposition tissues, providing lasting improvements in the appearance of the face and neck. When maintained with recommended skin care and other cosmetic treatments, results can last for a decade or longer.
5. Reduced Recovery Time
While the recovery period after a combined facelift and neck lift is longer than for individual procedures, it is typically shorter and more convenient than recovering from two separate surgeries with significant downtime. Combining procedures can also be cost-effective compared to having them done separately. It reduces the costs associated with anesthesia, facility fees, and post-operative care.
It is important to note that while the combination of a facelift and neck lift offers numerous benefits, it’s essential to choose a highly skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure a successful outcome. Dr. Joseph J. Rousso, MD, FACS is a board-certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon with a stellar reputation for his surgical skills and artistry, creating beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients.
Combining a rhytidectomy (facelift) and neck lift provides a holistic approach to facial and neck rejuvenation. It offers harmonious results, addresses multiple signs of aging, and can boost self-confidence. To determine if a combined facelift and neck lift is the right option for you, contact the office of Dr. Joseph J. Rousso, MD, FACS, in Manhattan, NY, to schedule your consultation.
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