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What are the main differences between facelift and necklift surgeries?

Updated March 15, 2019
ClinicHunter Ltd
What are the main differences between facelift and necklift surgeries?
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Facelift and necklift are aesthetic procedures reducing the aging signs to a great extent. Hence, they are frequently chosen by our middle-aged or elderly patients, both men, and women. The procedures may be performed separately, but many a time patients combine facelift with neck lift, which enhances the final effect.

Both facelift and necklift eliminate sagging skin

The two procedures are very similar in many aspects. They reduce the signs of aging, eliminate sagging skin and tighten the muscles bringing back the skin elasticity. As a result, your face and neck may look even 10 years younger, the fat amount is normally distributed and wrinkles are hardly visible and your neck and face look refreshed, youthful and attractive.

Regardless of the fact whether you have only facelift or necklift, or you have a combination of these two surgeries, you would be bruised and swollen for several days and need some rest after the surgery. It is advisable that it is not earlier than 2 weeks before you return to work. Nonetheless, just a necklift surgery has the fastest recovery process from all plastic surgeries.

For more information on recovery after facelift, check our article.

Facelift – incisions in front of ears

Facelift surgery requires incisions made in front of ears, which allows for pulling the skin up from the cheeks in the direction of forehead. There are several types of facelifts and depending on the patient’s needs, the areas that are improved are jawline, cheeks, forehead, nose, mouth or chin areas. Thanks to facelift, a sagging skin, wrinkles and other visible aging signs are removed.

Necklift – incisions behind ears and below the chin

In necklift procedure, the surgeon pulls skin below your jawline, chin, and jowls. The required incisions need to be made behind your ears as well as below chin – in such a place that afterward they are hidden. Necklift surgery allows for significant removal of draping and loose skin from the neck and chin.

Many patients combine facelift and neck for optimal effect

The main reason behind deciding for facelift or necklift is hiding the signs and slowing down the aging process. Hence, more often than not, patients decide to combine these two procedures, as such a combination gives the optimal effects. If you are not certain whether you need one or two surgeries, your doctor will advise you what would be the best and provide you with the final price. Also, Beauty Poland offers a free face to face consultation in the clinic for patients looking for necklift or facelift in Poland. During such consultation and consult your surgeon face to face. On our website, you may find more information about our clinics, surgeons, and testimonials from our previous patients.

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