The Foundation of Every Good Facelift

Many of our patients in Austin who want a facelift logically assume that the surgery tightens all the skin of the face. Actually, a facelift addresses the lower two-thirds of the face, and it also includes changes to the skin of the neck, sometimes overlooked as the foundation of good results.

Few people realize what an important role the appearance of the neck plays in how young or attractive someone looks. A facelift that also incorporates a neck lift comes with many aesthetic benefits, including:

  • Eliminating a double chin: Sagging skin and excess fat in the neck area can be removed to give patients a sleeker, thinner look.
  • Smoothing out vertical bands, sometimes called a “turkey wattle”: These bands become more common as people age, so tightening them can restore a look of youth.
  • Refining the jawline: Sagging jowls are another sign of age that can be removed in this procedure, which can give women more youthful definition and men a strong, masculine jaw.

If you’re considering surgery to rejuvenate your face, be sure to talk to your surgeon about whether changes to the appearance of your neck should be involved. It can make a major difference in your results and your satisfaction.

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