Can; I get a Neck Lift without getting a Face Lift or do they have to be done at the same time?
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Necklift with or without Facelift?
I have pioneered my Concept Facelift, which targets the SMAS muscle and skin, therefore giving the same longevity as a traditional facelift, however is performed under local anaesthetic. This ensures a significantly reduced recovery period, with minimum swelling and bruising, therefore patients returning to their daily routines within 5-7 days.
Please make sure you find a reputable and qualified plastic surgeon who can assess you properly to give you a realistic idea of what outcome you can achieve. All The Best
Neck Lift With or Without Face Lift
Recommendations to Improve your neck appearance depends on your exam - Your plastic surgeon will evaluate you for four main features:
1.Amount of excess fat (needs lipo or direct removal).
2.Presence of Significant Platysmal Banding (requires playsmaplasy or Botox)
3.Amount of excess Skin and condition of your skin. For example younger age, darker skin colors and no large weight loss history means there will be better elasticity and therefore better post surgical contraction. In milder cases if not too much fat is present there will be enough skin shrinkage with just lipo alone. However for moderate and severe skin redundancy a neck lift or lower facelift is needed with or without lipo for best results. Mild to minimal skin tightening using non surgical means like the Sciton Laser SkinTyte procedure, Ultherapy or Thermage could also be considered.
4. Chin deficiency (without adequate chin support your neckline will suffer)
When these procedures are performed by a board certified plastic surgeon the risk of nerve damage is uncommon.
In your particular case, though an exam is needed for confirmation, based on your photo is a Lite Lift or MACS lift with or without a platysmaplasty procedure.
Lasers such as the Sciton BBL SkinTyte, or even IPL afterwards could be used for maintenance of your results.
Facial Surgery can be performed in stages
A lower face lift will remove the marionette lines and lower cheek sagging as well as all the problems treated with a neck lift.
A face lift will improve the sagging of the outer part of the eye, sagging cheek and everything that is treated with a lower face lift.
A cheek lift is a limited scar approach to treating the sagging outer portion of the eye and the cheek. Some improvement of the marionette lines will also occur.
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To best help you, a physical examination or picture evaluation is required in order to determine which procedures and techniques would be best for your case.
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