Why Would I Need a Neck Lift When I can Get a Facelift Instead?

istock 1148853310During our 40s and 50s, many of us begin to see visible changes in the lower face and neck areas. While its only natural for the skin and structure of the face to change with age, this can lead to self-consciousness and a general feeling of frustration. As popular as injectable treatments have become, they arent always effective at reducing the signs of aging on the neck and lower face. To address these areas, Dr. Flaharty uses the Azul Natural Lift; a comprehensive approach that complements each patients unique features.

Facelift surgery has been so popular for so long that people can overlook the benefits of a neck lift. These two procedures represent some of the best techniques for rejuvenating the face, neck, and décolletage areas and comprise what is known at Azul as the Azul Natural Lift. Let’s discuss the differences between a facelift and a neck lift.

How a Facelift and Neck Lift are Similar

Facelifts and neck lifts achieve similar outcomes. Each corrects weak muscles and saggy skin in the same general vicinity. According to one study, they also achieve similar results in terms of turning back the hands of time. In the study, respondents who had had a facelift looked an average of 6 to 8 years younger. Neck lift respondents looked 10 to 15 years younger in the treatment area. The promise of such astounding results could be one reason why so many people combine their facelifts with a neck lift.


Facelift surgery is generally defined as a procedure that pulls the skin and underlying tissue up and out. The focal area is the cheeks, accessed through incisions made around the ear. By repositioning tissue in the mid-face, the facelift is known for reducing the appearance of jowls, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. The cheeks may also regain some degree of contour, though this is often enhanced with fat grafting or dermal filler injections.

Neck lift surgery focuses on the area below the jawline. Incisions are made behind the ears and beneath the chin to access underlying tissue. Lifting the muscle, fat, and skin upward and outward from this area can smooth horizontal lines and correct sagging, draping skin on the front of the neck.

Why Choose Azul Natural Lift?

We understand that plastic surgery can feel intimidating. You want to look like yourself, only younger. That’s why we conduct all treatments with the goal of creating a harmonious and refreshed appearance. We are proud to serve the areas of Naples, Fort Myers, and Bonita Springs. To schedule your consultation, call 239.415.7576.

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