There are many reasons for combining a facelift and neck lift into one surgical procedure and often people in Tampa ask about the benefits of doing the combination of both procedures.  Besides the advantage of saving on the overall cost of surgery (it costs less to do them together, rather than do two separate operations), you also only go through the recovery one time.  There are also aesthetic values in having a facelift and neck lift at the same time.

Better Results with Combined Facelift and Neck lift

When considering cosmetic surgery, most patients and some doctors treat a facelift and a neck lift as entirely separate entities.  However, the reality is that surgery for a facelift will often involve the overlapping muscles and tissue of the neck, and vice versa.  Work done in one area does impact the other area to some degree so in many ways it makes sense to do them at the same time (if both areas are showing signs of aging).

Combining a face and neck lift will allow for a more harmonious look than focusing on just one area.  According to Dr. Dominic Castellano, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, “often  patients that come to my office for a face lift consultation, show degrees of aging in both the face and neck area… Someone with deep wrinkling in the neck may also show the same level of creasing in the mid and lower facial region.”   With a combined facelift and neck lift procedure, there is no obvious transition between the surgeries.  In other words, you do not have to worry that the improvement in your face will make your untreated neck look worse.

Areas Addressed by Facelift and Neck Lift Combo:

When the facelift and neck lift are completed at the same time, the following areas will be restored to a more youthful appearance.

  • Tightening and lifting the cheeks and neck
  • Reducing wrinkles in lower face and neck region
  • Minimizing jowls
  • Restoring the angle between the chin and neck
  • Eliminating “turkey neck”
  • Removing vertical bands in the neck
  • Removing excess fat from lower face and neck area
  • Tightening lax skin and muscles in face and neck
  • Restoring a youthful appearance

Dr. Dominic uses a less invasive face and neck lift procedure called the Simplicity Face and Neck Lift.  This procedure involves only a few small incisions that will allow the surgeon to tighten both the skin and the underlying muscle and tissue in the face and neck.   The Simplicity Lift allows significantly reduced downtime and minimal scarring compared with more extensive traditional surgery.  There are no bulky dressings following the operation and one may choose either local anesthesia or IV sedation during the procedure.  The recovery time is generally 10 days to two weeks which is considerably less than with traditional facelift surgery.

If you would like to learn more about the Simplicity Face and Neck Lift, please contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery at (813) 975-3223 to schedule a complimentary consultation.  Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility located in Tampa Florida. Medical Director, Dr. Dominic Castellano, is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. The medical team is well trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures. Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information.

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