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Do You Need a Facelift, Neck Lift or Both?

For men and women considering a facelift in Tampa, many wonder if they may be a candidate for a neck lift as well. Is it necessary to have completely separate procedure? Or is it easier to combine them and have both procedures completed all at the same time?


Choosing Your Procedure

A facelift from my practice is designed to help you look younger and more refreshed. The idea is not to make you look like you’re 20 again, but instead to diminish deeper wrinkles, create a firmer skin tone, and restore a youthful look to your appearance. A successful facelift doesn’t look like surgery at all; most people will say you look well-rested or that you’re glowing.


A neck lift accomplishes many of the same goals, only the procedure specifically addresses the neck area. If you have sagging jowls, a double chin, or sagging “turkey neck,” then a neck lift can give you slimmer lines and a younger-looking profile.


Complementary Techniques

Many patients can have either a facelift or a neck lift by itself and still look years younger. However, since others find that the signs of aging appear in both areas at about the same time, there’s no reason not to combine procedures for a more total makeover. In some cases, getting a facelift without an accompanying neck lift can make the procedure more noticeable, as the skin on the face will appear smoother and more toned than the adjoining neck and chin.
For optimum impact, it’s often a smart choice to combine both a neck lift and facelift into the same surgical appointment. After all, you deserve to look your best.