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What Procedures Can I Combine With a Facelift?

Posted December 14, 2022 in Facial Rejuvenation

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Many individuals think that undergoing a facelift will address all their age-related facial concerns. In reality, this procedure only addresses the mid to lower portion of the face.

White lines mark the areas of a woman's face that can be addressed with comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

While lifting, tightening, and recontouring this facial area offers dramatic results, other common signs of aging cannot be corrected with a facelift alone.

What Can a Facelift Alone Achieve?

A traditional facelift is designed to tighten sagging skin, eliminate or reduce lines and wrinkles between the cheeks and jaw, including the nasolabial folds that extend from the nose to the sides of the mouth, and lift sagging tissue, such as in the cheeks.

If you want comprehensive facial rejuvenation, consider adding the following complementary procedures to your facelift surgery.

Facelift and Neck Lift

While most board-certified plastic surgeons include a neck lift with traditional facelift procedures, some do not. If time and gravity have caused wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss in your face, your neck has likely experienced similar issues. 

During your consultation, ask the surgeon if your facelift procedure includes a neck lift; if not, seriously consider adding it to avoid an awkward transition from your jawline to your neckline.

Neck Lift Benefits

  • Removes unattractive fat deposits along the jawline, under the chin, and in the neck
  • Tightens loose skin for smooth and youthful neck contours
  • Sculpts your jawline for a distinct separation of the chin and neck
  • Tightens the platysma muscles to eliminate vertical banding on the neck

How Is a Neck Lift Performed?

While under general or local anesthesia, the surgeon makes small incisions behind the ears and under the chin to gain access to the platysma muscle, underlying tissues, and excess fat.

The muscle is tightened, fat and tissue are remodeled, and excess skin is removed. Sutures are placed to maintain the new contours and close the incisions.

Facelift and Eyelid Surgery

Like the neck, delicate eyelid skin can age faster than other areas of the face and often needs attention before or at the same time many people seek facelift surgery. 

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is not typically included with most facelift procedures and is an excellent option to add for complete facial rejuvenation.

Eyelid Surgery Benefits

  • Eliminate wrinkles for smoother eyelid skin
  • Tighten and remove excess skin to address droopy eyelids
  • Provides a more youthful and alert appearance
  • Removes fat deposits and undereye puffiness
  • Restores full range of vision that may have been partially blocked by sagging skin

How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

After administering general or local anesthesia, the surgeon makes tiny incisions within the natural eyelid creases.

In upper blepharoplasty, excess eyelid skin and fat deposits are removed while muscles and underlying tissue are tightened. 

To address lower eyelid concerns, the surgeon makes the incision along the lash line and uses a similar process to remove excess fat and skin after the muscles are tightened before closing the incisions.

Well-Respected, Board-Certified Smithtown, NY, Facelift Surgeon

If you are trying to find a reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon in Smithtown, New York, who offers a range of services, including facelift, neck lift, and eyelid surgery, call Dr. David Pincus at (631) 352-3556 today.

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