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Getting a Neck Lift for a More Youthful Face

April 6th, 2016 | Posted in: Cosmetic Surgery, Face Lift | Tags: , , ,

If you have been looking into possible plastic surgeries to restore your youth and vitality, you may have stumbled across the idea of getting a neck lift. However, you may not have realized that a neck lift can also make your face look more youthful as well. A neck lift is also known as a lower rhytidectomy, and it is a surgical procedure that will remove excess fat and skin in the neck, and fatty deposits under the chin from aging, stress or weight gain. A neck lift may be a good option for those who don’t want a full facelift, but feel that their neck and lower face doesn’t match the appearance of the rest of their face. With that in mind, here are some things you need to consider when getting a neck lift to achieve a more youthful look.

Know Your Goals

Although the costs vary, a neck lift can cost in excess of $8,000. This can increase depending on the severity of the work that you want done. Before going in for a consultation with your surgeon, make sure that you have no outstanding health issues, as this may preclude you from having a neck lift. Because a neck lift is considered a restorative surgery, it won’t fundamentally change your appearance or stop you from aging and wrinkling. When setting your goals, keep in mind that non surgical rejuvenation is also an option, depending on what you want. Non-surgical options may also help to put off a neck lift until it is more necessary if you do not anticipate making extreme changes.

Neck Lift with Lower Facelift

If you want more in depth work done, your surgeon may recommend that you have a lower facelift in addition to a neck lift to achieve a youthful face. A lower facelift tightens and restores the entire face, neck, jawline, jowls, cheeks, and lateral brow. A neck lift for your face will specifically concentrate on your jawline, which may be where the most work is needed. Combining the two will achieve the best results for your face, depending on your goals.

During your consultation, make sure that you reveal your medication and smoking status, as smoking and certain medications may disqualify you from having a neck lift. You should also make sure that you understand the risks and complications associated with this procedure. No matter what you choose, a neck lift is a great option to restore vitality to your lower face and make you feel young again.