What is the difference between a neck lift, a lower face and neck lift and a facelift with a neck lift? (Photo)
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Variations On A Theme
The extent of the facelift operation is tailored to each patient's needs and can range from:
- A mini lift: a small skin excision from in-front of the ear that tightens the skin along the jaw line in younger patients, to
- A lower face and neck lift: an extension of the mini lift that brings the incision higher in front of the ear to the sideburn and further back behind the ear into the hairline to tighten the neck and reposition the deeper soft tissues of the face to efface neck bands, lift the jowls, and add volume back to the cheeks (a cheek lift), to
- An upper and lower face and neck lift: a further extension of the incision higher in-front of the sideburn to allow tightening of the upper face — addressing the crows feet.
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A detailed examination will help delineate the best surgical option. Consultation with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery would be the next best step.
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Neck Lift, Lower Facelift, Facelift -- Differences?
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Face lift, lower face and neck lift, and neck lift
A face lift usually addresses upper cheeks and jawline whereas a lower face and neck lift addresses jawline and neck and a neck lift only addresses the neck. This being said mini lifts or named lifts can address all the same areas listed above to a lesser or greater degree depending on the needs of the individual. If you are interested in a particular area as far as improvement, listen to what is being said as far as the lift being offered and if your particular concern is not addressed then ask about it specifically. If you are seeing more than one surgeon, asking specifically about your concern will help you compare apples to apples.
Necklift, lower facelift, facelift with necklift
There are many nuances to different surgical techniques that may also involve different incisions. Almost any lower facelift is going to include neck lifting techniques to tighten the neck. Some doctors may call a lower facelift a "minilift" or a "necklift" or some other type of lift. Each surgeon has their own technique. I think the key is to make sure you are comfortable and familiar with your surgeon and that he or she explains the pros and cons of the different techniques that they offer rather than getting hung up on searching out a certain named procedure. They should be able to talk you through the details until you are comfortable with your decision.
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Thank you for your question. There are surgical and non-surgical approaches to reducing and eliminating your neck scar from a parathyroidectomy. I suggest that you move forward and consult in-person with a board certified facial plastic surgeon about this scar, which will provide you the opportunity to ask all of your questions, including the differences between each surgy.
Names for Face and Neck Lifts
What is the difference between a neck lift, a lower face and neck lift and a facelift with a neck lift?
Lower face and neck lift
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