If you have looked in the mirror and noticed sagging skin and wrinkles that are making you self-conscious, you may be thinking about ways to reduce wrinkles.  While there are many treatment options available today, the facelift is still the gold standard in cosmetic facial surgery because the results are permanent and the procedure can be customized to fit individual needs.  A neck lift provides similar benefits on the neck area.  Sagging skin is tightened and contoured, creating a more attractive profile and a younger look.  If you are thinking of getting a facelift in Tampa, it is important to consider the benefits of having a facelift and a neck lift at the same time.  Together, the two procedures can dramatically and permanently restore a youthful appearance.

Reduce Wrinkles with Facelift and Neck Lift 

It’s a fact of life that, eventually, our age is going to catch up to us and show up in our faces.  Even those of us who have the privilege of keeping our youthful appearance longer than others will ultimately see wrinkles and sagging skin in the mirror.  This is especially true in places like Tampa where the sun shines brightly all year long.  The sun can speed up the aging process, especially on the face and neck because these areas are exposed to the elements much more than other parts of the body.  The face and neck age at about the same rate, so having one procedure without the other can create an unbalanced look.  This is why cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Dominic of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery often recommend that patients have both procedures done at the same time.

Benefits of combining procedures to reduce wrinkles:

A more natural appearance: Undergoing a facelift procedure without an accompanying neck lift can result in what is sometimes referred to as the wind tunnel effect.  This is especially true if the neck line has deep folds or has lost its original shape and contours.   If the face looks smoother and younger but the neck is left with wrinkles and sagging skin, the result can be an unnatural appearance.  Combining the two procedures can effectively restore symmetry to both the face and the neck, greatly improving the overall appearance and creating a significantly more youthful, natural look.

Limited down time: Neck lifts and facelifts are both surgical procedures that require a fair amount of downtime.  Combining the procedures not only enhances the effects of both, but reduces recovery time because downtime is concurrent. Many people who opt not to have the procedures done together will eventually choose to have the other later on. This results in a second surgery, more anesthesia, greater cost and a second recovery period.  It is much simpler to extend the surgical plane from the face to the neck than to perform a subsequent surgical procedure.

Rejuvenate your appearance: Together, a facelift and neck lift can truly rejuvenate the appearance.  Eyes are lifted, wrinkles around the eyes and mouth are smoothed, jowls are tightened to create a more contoured face, and the neck is reshaped and tightened, eliminating the dreaded “turkey waddle.”  This complete, uniform look is what most patients desire.  The the face and neck together give away our age. Dr. Castellano often recommends combining the procedures so that patients look as natural as possible and obtain the results that they really want.

Will a Facelift and Neck Lift Help You Reduce Wrinkles? 

While there are many benefits to having a facelift and neck lift together, it is not the right plan for every patient.  It is important to consult a board certified cosmetic surgeon before deciding to have these, or any cosmetic surgery procedures.  It is also important to find a surgeon who has the expertise to provide you with the natural look you desire.  Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is the premier cosmetic surgery center in Tampa.  The facility is fully accredited. Dr. Castellano is double board certified and his staff is highly trained to provide you with an outstanding level of care.  During your first visit, Dr. Castellano will perform a thorough examination of your facial and neck tissues and discuss your goals with you personally.  You will settle on a customized plan together for rejuvenating your appearance.  Dr. Castellano is committed to helping you reduce the visible signs of aging beautifully and naturally, with minimal downtime.

If you are considering a facelift or necklift procedure and want to find out if combining them is the right option for you, call Elite Facial Plastic Surgery and schedule a complimentary consultation. Call (813) 975-3223 or go to our website for more information www.EliteTampa.com.

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