The pictures make the results look pretty similar. What are the differences in operation?
What is the Difference Between Neck Lift and Lower Face Lift?
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Neck vs lower face lift. What's the difference?
Neck vs lower face lift. What's the difference? Nothing other than semantics. There are a lot of names flying around out there for facial rejuvenation procedures and you the patient have to be careful and do your homework to make sure you know exactly what you're buying and consenting. Make sure your surgeon explains, and shows you, what the procedure can accomplish, location of incisions, and potential pitfalls or complications.
Facial aging doesn't stop at the neck line.
The face and neck age together and for the most part a neck lift should include elevation of the lower face. Conversely a lower facelift should include tightening of the neck. In most cases the operation is essentially the same but may be called a neck lift or a lower facelift depending on the surgeons preference. The one exception is an isolated platysmaplasty which can tighten the mid line neck without having any effect on the face. When performed on its own it is used to improve a sagging neck in a young patient who has no other signs of facial aging.
Lower Face Lift vs Neck Lift
You can try to keep things separate by discussing the lower face (from the cheekbone to the jawline) and the neck (from the jawline to the clavicle), but they are closely related. If a patient only has muscle bands in the neck with minimal skin laxity, it is possible to do a truly isolated neck lift (by tightening the muscles, and allowing the skin to re-distribute)--but most of the time patients also have significant skin laxity. When you need to remove excess skin from the neck, a scar will be placed in-front of the ear (to avoid "bunching" of the skin infront of the ear), and that means the cheek has been undermined. Because of this, the neck operation has crossed-over into the lower face, and you might as well address the jawline. It is important to discuss your desired outcomes with your surgeon, and listen to how they plan to achieve your goals - it should make sense. How the operation is named is a bit superfluous.
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I consider a necklift and a lower facelift to be the same thing. The incision is mostly behind the ear and fixes the neck and jowls only. In my office it is done under local anesthesia and takes 1 hour with great results.
Neck lifts and lower facelifts
Aging is not restricted to only the neck area, so it would be unlikely to only need a necklift without the incorporation of the lower facelift as well. As I perform the surgeries, I include the lower facelift with my necklifts for most of the patients. Excess skin tightening as well as better muscle tone should include elevation and lateral rotation of the platysmal and SMAS layers with the neck and lower facial skin.
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Frank Rieger M.D. Tampa
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