Facelift and Neck Lift Palo Alto
A facelift and neck lift, one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures today, can dramatically reverse the effects of aging by tightening and repositioning the sagging tissues of the cheeks, jaw line, jowls, and neck. The facelift operation is often combined with other procedure to rejuvenate or improve the appearance of the eyes, forehead, chin, etc., creating a rested, more youthful appearance.
While a neck lift is often part of an entire facial rejuvenation procedure, it can also be done as a separate procedure for patients needing attention to that area only. Sometimes patients have loose and hanging skin that would require the tightening of the skin and muscles underneath, with removal of the excess skin. Others have excess fat that requires fat removal by liposuction or direct excision.
Sometimes vertical muscle bands are visible in the midline of the neck. This requires tightening of the neck muscles in the midline. Perhaps the border or profile of the jaw line is poorly defined which may require a combination of fat removal, skin tightening, muscle tightening, and salivary gland lift to recreate a youthful contour. Your doctor will be able to assess those needs at the time of your consultation.