If you want to reduce the signs of aging and keep your skin looking tight and youthful then a facial procedure, such as a facelift or necklift are very effective ways to accomplish this. Both procedures will significantly improving sagging skin on the face and provide long-lasting results.
However there are some key differences between the two procedures, which are discussed below.
Although there are different types of facelifts that can be performed, in general a facelift is a procedure where the skin is pulled upwards at the cheeks towards the forehead. The idea of a facelift is to reduce sagging in key areas, such as the cheeks, lower face and jowls. The incisions are usually made around the ears, so they can be hidden from plain sight.
A necklift focuses specifically on the areas around the neck i.e. the jowls, chin and jawline. Incisions are usually made at the ears and underneath the chin. Necklifts are very useful for patients who have sagging skin below the chin that they cannot get rid of through diet and exercise alone.
Which is best for me?
When it comes to which procedure is most suitable for you, it really depends on what it is you want to correct. If you want to smooth out the skin all over your face then a facelift would be best; if sagging skin around your neck is the biggest issue then a necklift would be ideal.
It’s worth pointing out that you don’t have to pick one or the other. Both procedures are often combined so you can get the best of both worlds and tighten the skin on both your face and neck.