Facelift and Neck Lift
There are many misconceptions regarding facelift and neck lifts. The first is that a facelift and neck lift can be done independently; when we think of the face and neck we must consider that these two areas are adjacent to each other and have a common junction along the jawline. The reason that these two areas can’t be independently lifted is that they are in essence one fabric and connected and one cannot be pulled without the other. Rather, if one area is more prominent than the other, this area will be pulled more aggressively than the other.
The second misconception is that a facelift or neck lift involves a pull or tuck of the skin and underlying fat only as this appears to be the layer that is sagging. Although it is true that 90% of the sagging is in this layer, the GOLD STANDARD for facelift and neck lifts is to lift the skin/fat layer with an underlying muscle lining layer called the SMAS. In fact, the SMAS is responsible for lifting 70% of the skin/fat layer. This two layer or dual plane facelift or neck lift provides multiple advantages over the Skin Only lift techniques as evident in the Facelift or neck lift before and after results demonstrated below.
1) natural, non-operated appearing outcome
2) optimally healed incisions that are hidden
3)a smooth face and neck contour void of lumpiness
4) a more comprehensive two layer pull
5) more permanent outcomes. Facelift or neck lift before and after results below will demonstrate all of these advantages.