Though signs of aging are inevitable, several procedures can delay them and allow you to age gracefully. These procedures include a facelift and a neck lift. Here, we will cover their differences and similarities so you can have a general idea of what each procedure entails.

When to Choose a Facelift

A facelift is intended to restore a youthful contour and shape to a face showing signs of age. It does not involve just the pulling of skin to remove wrinkles, which can give an overdone and unnatural appearance. Rather, deep tissues are repositioned to restore a fuller cheek, eliminate jowls, and soften deep lines. Skin is then redraped to reveal the new contour. This gives a natural and youthful look. If your primary concerns are sagging, folds, and wrinkles on the lower part of the face, your best choice is a facelift. Most facelift patients see deep facial folds, jowls, and marionette lines that cannot be improved with non-surgical options alone.

When choosing a facelift at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, you also have the option of a mid-face lift or a mini facelift. A mid-facelift focuses on the cheeks, tightening and lifting the skin around the nose. A mini facelift, on the other hand, is a less invasive option that utilizes smaller incisions. Mini facelifts are recommended for patients with less severe sagging or wrinkles

When to Choose a Neck Lift

The neck lift procedure is also used to smooth any neckbands and tighten any sagging skin at the front of the neck. The skin of the neck is delicate and prone to aging signs like bands and wrinkles, but most people neglect this area over time, so a “turkey neck” appearance is a common aging sign. In addition to tightening the skin, liposuction can be used to contour the neck and jawline.

Should I Have a Neck Lift or Facelift?

Often, patients see aging signs in both the neck and face. For this reason, many prefer to combine these two surgeries for a complete and uniform look. Ultimately, choosing whether to have a neck lift, facelift, or both depends on your goals and your plastic surgeon’s recommendation. During a thorough consultation, Dr. Ali or Dr. Tamir will carefully examine the aging signs that concern you most, evaluate your overall health, and suggest a treatment option that will best suit you.

Schedule A Consultation

If you are interested in a facelift or neck lift, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali Mosharrafa or Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa. Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery is accredited by the AAAASF and serves Phenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and adjacent Arizona areas. Contact them, and they will be at hand to discuss your goals and concerns with you.

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