What Is the Difference Between a Facelift and a Neck Lift?

What’s the difference between a facelift and a neck lift? Simply put, it all has to do with the area being lifted. A facelift primarily lifts the mid-face and jowls, while a neck lift focuses on the neck itself. These procedures can be done on their own, but they pair beautifully together for patients that have signs of aging on both the face and neck. Discover a whole new you with a facelift and/or neck lift performed by Dr. Sajjadian.

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens the face and neck. It can dramatically reduce the signs of aging in the middle and lower face (to lift the brow area, consider a brow lift). A facelift can:

  • Correct Sagging in the Middle of the Face
  • Smooth Deep Creases Below the Lower Eyelids
  • Smooth Nasolabial Folds (creases from the nose to the corner of the mouth).
  • Reposition Fat for a More Youthful Appearance
  • Tighten Loose Skin
  • Improve the Appearance of Jowls
  • Tighten Up Skin Under the Chin

With a facelift, incisions are typically made behind the ears and in the hairline through which muscles are tightened, fat is repositioned and excess skin is removed.

What Is a Neck Lift?

neck lift is a procedure that tightens skin and muscle in the neck. Triple-board-certified Dr. Sajjadian typically makes incisions behind the ears and under the chin. He performs light liposuction using a special cannula if needed. He can remove excess skin, reposition and tighten muscles, etc. A neck lift can:

  • Tighten the Skin in the Neck Area
  • Improve the Appearance of a Banded Neck
  • Remove Sagging Neck Skin

Incisions are carefully placed to minimize the appearance of scarring. Dr. Sajjadian’s skillful surgical techniques minimize scarring and maximize results.

Rejuvenate your face with one (or both) of these surgical treatments. Call us today and schedule your consultation.