Neck Lift, Face Lift, or Both?

Portrait,Of,Attractive,Dreamy,Woman,Touching,Neck,Applying,Cream,MoisturizingWhen it comes to facial cosmetic surgery, a facelift and neck lift are two of the most common procedures. Both of them have the same overall goal: enhance a patient’s facial aesthetics by rejuvenating loose skin, eliminating wrinkles and fine lines, and restoring a more youthful contour. However, tightening skin on the neck rather than the face can have different results and implications for patients. Understanding the scope of each procedure can help you achieve your desired results and set more realistic goals for each treatment.

Choosing Between a Neck Lift and a Facelift: What To Know

The cosmetic issues you want to address will play the greatest influential factor in the type of procedure best for your goals. If you are concerned about your jowls, for example, this would make you a prime candidate for a facelift. The jowls are considered part of the lower facial region, and they are composed of the skin and muscles that appear just along the jawline.

If you have what is colloquially known as “turkey neck,” on the other hand, that would make a neck lift more suitable for your needs. This can help address that sagging skin that develops below your chin and along the front of your neck.

Patients may consider combining a facelift and neck lift to address both facial and neck laxity. This combined treatment could target issues such as:

  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Perioral wrinkles (lip lines)
  • Wrinkles around the mouth
  • Laxity around the cheeks

It is important to note that a facelift does not remove wrinkles around the eyes or forehead. These concerns can be addressed through separate procedures, though Dr. James may be able to perform them at the same time to minimize downtime, maximize results, and streamline your recovery.

Consult One of the Top Facial Cosmetic Surgeons in New Orleans

Dr. Jeffery James, MD, DDS, is a dual board-certified surgeon, Endowed Chairman, and Head of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Science Center in New Orleans.

As an expert in the oral and maxillofacial region, he can help you determine the most effective surgical (and non-surgical) procedures to address your facial concerns. Please contact our New Orleans, LA, office at 504-619-8700 to schedule your consultation.

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