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3 Reasons to Combine a Facelift and Neck Lift

Facelift and neck lift surgery are time-tested techniques for battling common signs of aging, and both procedures are popular: About 100,000 Americans opt for facelift or neck lift surgery every year, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Both neck lifts and facelifts help rejuvenate an aging appearance by gently lifting underlying tissues and removing excess skin for a more toned, taut, youthful look. The primary difference between the two procedures is the areas they target.

While some people opt for one surgery or the other, many decide to have both procedures at once. 

At Rostami OPC, Soheila Rostami, MD, and Joseph Davidson, MD, help patients in Reston and Dulles, Virginia, decide which option is better for their needs. Take a moment to learn three reasons why many people opt for both.

Balanced results

When we look at someone, most of us see the face and neck as one “unit.” They also tend to age as one unit: When the face is showing sagging and wrinkles, there’s a really good chance your neck is, too.

While facelifts and neck lifts can each provide dramatic improvements to aging skin, when one is treated without the other, you can be left with a result that looks “unbalanced.” 

In fact, wrinkles and sagging skin left on the untreated area can wind up detracting from the area you’ve had treated or make your surgery’s results appear more obvious.

Having both a facelift and a neck lift at the same time allows us to create a harmonious balance between the face and the neck, creating a seamless, cohesive appearance that helps you look younger while still looking natural. 

Less recovery time

Even though facelifts and neck lifts have long-established safety profiles and high levels of patient satisfaction, they’re still surgeries — and that means they each demand a period of recovery. 

After either surgery, you can expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You need to avoid direct sun, keep your head elevated, and take other steps to ensure the best possible healing and recovery.

When you have both procedures performed at the same time, your recovery time is cut in half. Instead of having two separate surgeries with two separate recovery periods, you have one recovery period following your combined surgery.

Less recovery time means you don’t have to take more time off from work or alter your routine twice. And of course, it means less disruption to other activities in your life.

Reduced risks — and lower cost

No matter how common or “safe” a surgery may be, every surgery still entails risks. By having both areas treated at one time, you reduce those risks, too. Instead of having anesthesia twice, you have it only once. 

The surgery and incisions can be mapped out together, too, for more predictable outcomes and results.

There’s no doubt having cosmetic surgery is an investment — not just in terms of time, but in terms of money, as well. 

Having a facelift and a neck lift performed together can reduce your costs by essentially “rolling” surgical fees, anesthesia fees, and related costs into a “one-time” deal. And of course, you won’t have two periods of missed income during your recovery.

There’s another benefit of having both procedures performed at once: You have a greater chance of achieving your expectations. 

When you have a facelift or a neck lift, you expect to look younger and feel happy with your results. Balancing your results by treating both areas can help you feel a lot more satisfied and much more confident, too.

To learn more about facelifts, neck lifts, and other cosmetic treatments we offer, call 571-568-8716 or book an appointment online with the team at Rostami OPC today.

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