I would like my neck, face and eyes lifted. Can this be completed all in one operation?

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Facelift, Neck Lift, And Eye Lift All At Once

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Yes, these can be completed in one operation -- but only if you are in good health, have received proper medical clearance, and are going to a reputable, board certified surgeon with good reviews and a proper educational background. Please do your research. I can state that at top surgical facilities such as the one I founded in New York City, we have the highest standards in terms of equipment, staff, education, and experience, so that at a facility such as mine (and with your theoretically getting medical clearance and being healthy), multiple procedures are not only possible, but often the norm, as patients recognize the savings financially, and in terms of recovery overlap, when doing more than one procedure. In regard specifically to the face, neck, and eyes:  the face and neck when done together produce a more confluent, elegant result. It is also important that your end result look "believable" and natural, so that if your neck and face are lifted yet your eyes, for example, would not be addressed in the surgery, it might not produce facial harmony. 

Concurrent surgical procedures

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It is reasonable and common to perform the procedures listed concurrently in my practice.  Given a healthy person with little risk for general anesthesia, the procedures above generally require 3-4 hours of surgery time.  Having several procedures at the same time generally cuts down on anesthetic and operating room costs, and results in one recovery time.  There is no right or wrong answer in terms of having more than one elective performed at a time, but in terms of safety, the risks of doing neck and face lifting along with eyelid lifting concurrently are low.  Good luck with treatment!

Inessa Fishman, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon

Neck Lift

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Thank you for your question. Yes, a facelift can combine these procedures in order to provide you with 1 recovery period, 1 payment for surgical expertise and operating time. I suggest that you move forward and consult with your board certified facial plastic surgeon. Select a surgeon based on their experience, expertise, specialty, education, years in practice, patient before/after photos, patient testimonials.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 124 reviews

Surgery options

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This is commonly done and many patients prefer having one recovery period. Please go in for a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to come up with the best treatment plan for you. In my practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have come to the conclusion that the happiest patients are the ones with realistic expectations of what a procedure with and won't for them.

Dean Vistnes, MD.

Vistnes Plastic Surgery

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M. Dean Vistnes, MD
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
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Combining Face & Neck lift Procedure

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Thank you for your question.  Yes, there procedure can be performed together under local or general anaesthetic depending on your preference.  It should take approximately 3.5 hours to perform. Many patients will combined facelift and necklift with upper or lower eyelid, cheek lift or lip augmentation.  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 

Face and neck lift with eye lid surgery - all at one time?

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Thank you for asking about your face and neck lift and eye lid lifts.

Yes, these operations are commonly done at the same time - allowing you to go through only one recovery and to have your face look better - all over instead of just one area. Great idea!

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Combinig facial procedures

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Yes these procedures can definitely be combined in one operation.  The advantages of this include having one recovery period to go through and probably a reduction in cost.  The disadvantages include a longer surgery time however it has been shown to be safe to do these types of procedures together as long as you are healthy and medically cleared for surgery.

Dino R. Elyassnia, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon

Combining all facial procedures is safe

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Hi buster1969.  Yes, it is common to have face & neck lifting at the same times as having upper & lower eyelid lifts.  Provided you are healthy enough, you will reap the benefits of only one anesthetic and one recovery period, time off work, time away from your social schedule, etc with the only disadvantages being a longer surgery, possibly more areas of bruising & discomfort.  Best wishes, 

Skin Tightening and Lifting

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It is very common, and actually recommended to have these procedures all done together at the same time. There are also non surgical options for tightening and lifting the face, neck and chest such as Ultherapy. Consult with a professional to discuss the best treatment plan for you. 

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

Facial rejuvenation: multiple lifting procedures in one operation.

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In facial rejuvenation, specific techniques address specific areas of the face. While it's possible to perform one technique and get a good result, there may be a discrepancy between the area addressed and the rest of the face. Addressing the face with multiple techniques will allow your surgeon to be less aggressive in each technique while producing a more balance and natural result. Discuss your goals with your surgeon for a safe and happy result.

Victor Chung, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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