Facelift vs. Neck Lift: Which Is the Best Choice for Me? By Kenneth Smart Jr. on September 24, 2020

Middle-age woman with smooth, youthful skin with hand touching shoulderOver time, what was once youthful skin can begin to age and look worn. To rejuvenate the face, patients can choose from various surgical procedures. Many facial plastic surgery procedures are designed for individuals who experience sagging skin that has lost elasticity. A facelift is one of the most popular procedures to minimize excessive lines and wrinkles, so patients look more youthful and refreshed.

When patients visit our Frisco, TX, practice for a consultation, Dr. Ken Smart will let them know whether they will benefit from a facelift vs. a neck lift. Each procedure boasts benefits that any patient will love. Dr. Smart works closely with clients to help them achieve their goals.

What Are the Benefits of Facial Plastic Surgery?

With new, modern techniques, facial plastic surgery not only addresses the surface of the skin but the underlying muscle and tissues. Once the underlying structural support becomes loosened, the skin takes on a sagging appearance. By targeting all inward and outward aspects of the skin at our Frisco office, we provide noticeable results that any patient will love.

Additionally, the effects of facelifts and neck lifts are long-lasting so patients can achieve an appearance they love for longer. Skin can continue to look younger and refreshed for years following surgery for many patients.

Another benefit of plastic surgery is that patients achieve natural-looking results. Facelifts and neck lifts from the past gave patients an over-lifted appearance that made their surgery noticeable. Today, we focus on a softer look, so those around you will not know that you have undergone a procedure.

What Is the Difference between a Facelift and Neck Lift?

A facelift and neck lift are similar in the results they provide and in helping patients attain a more rejuvenated appearance. However, they differ in the surgical techniques and the goals they accomplish.

Patients who are solely concerned with deep lines, wrinkles, folds, and sagginess should consider a facelift procedure at our Frisco practice. The procedure can address all areas of the face to restore the natural contours for a younger, improved appearance.

On the other hand, Dr. Smart uses a neck lift to tighten the muscles beneath the neck and eliminate the look of a double chin or hanging jowls. Not only is skin laxity improved, but the deep folds, lines, and wrinkles are also smoothed out. After a neck lift, patients can also expect to see that their profile is left slimmer and tauter.

There are some cases in which the surgeon might recommend a facelift and neck lift together. When the two procedures are performed in conjunction, patients achieve an even more pronounced improvement with their appearance.

Facelift Procedure

Several facelift procedures are offered at our Frisco practice. We provide a full facelift for patients who want the entire face addressed. Additionally, our medical team performs mini lifts to target certain areas of the face.

In both techniques, Dr. Smart takes care to make the smallest possible incisions in discreet places, such as behind the ears. He then repositions the underlying structures to restore a younger appearance. The muscles are also tightened to smooth the skin on the face. Any extra skin is trimmed away to minimize the look of sagging, loose skin.

Neck Lift Procedure

During a neck lift, the surgeon typically makes an incision in the hairline and behind the ear to tighten the underlying muscles. The doctor can also remove the extra skin and fat that have led to sagging jowls. Afterward, the neck is noticeably smoother and tighter for an enhanced appearance.

Schedule a Consultation

When you are ready for more information about whether a facelift or neck lift is right for you, please contact our office online or call us at (972) 334-0400. We are more than happy to schedule you for a consultation to explain the procedures in detail.

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Dr. Ken Smart and his dedicated team want every patient who visits their office to look and feel their best. Dr. Smart is a renowned plastic surgeon who is affiliated with various trusted organizations, including the: 

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association

To discuss your concerns with Dr. Smart and learn more about our personalized approach to care, request your cosmetic consultation online or call us at (972) 334-0400.

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