Facelift and Neck Lift: Is it Time?
- Posted on: Sep 15 2020
Do you remember the days when you thought getting worry lines or laugh lines would be the worst part of getting older? The aging skin has often been portrayed as just that. However, aging changes the face in much more profound ways. The skin doesn’t just get thinner and less elastic, there’s much more going on beneath the surface, where the skin’s structural foundation lies. Here, too, it is the loss of vital chemicals like collagen and elastin that leads to concerning cosmetic transformation. To transform the face back to its naturally younger state, it is necessary to address the multiple layers of tissue that are involved in the aging process. A facelift and neck lift combination can do this beautifully. The question is are you ready?
Here are two ways to know.
“Who IS That?”
Ten years ago, you may have looked in the mirror and seen a contoured reflection. Sure, you may have had some wrinkles here and there, but your jawline was curved and your cheeks projected out nicely. Now, you’re not quite sure who that person is looking back at you. Many of our patients express this concern. The reason this happens is that the muscle and bone in the mid-face also change. These layers of structure are what give the face its Y shape. As they break down and the skin and fat droop lower on the face, its shape changes to more of an inverted V. With more widths and sagging at the bottom of the face, not to mention sagging skin on the upper neck, most people don’t look like themselves anymore. The face and neck lift procedures together restore the contours of the face so you can look like You again.
Touch-ups Have Gotten Tricky
Injectables have amazingly changed the game of anti-aging. However, these products are not intended for lifelong use once lines and wrinkles have begun. This is because injectables do not slow down the aging process so, at some point, it gets difficult to achieve the same naturally beautiful results using this method alone. The face may begin to look puffy or it may take increasingly more product to correct the signs of aging. A facelift and neck lift address two commonly problematic areas, restoring volume and tissue tightness to a more suitable balance.