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Why We Combine Facelift and Neck Lift Surgery

Gwanmesia facelift patientMany patients who come in for facial aging have multiple areas they need to have addressed in order to revitalise their appearance. When you isolate only one area for correction, you might find that you aren’t as happy with your results as you thought you would be. We commonly combine facelift and neck lift to achieve ideal results, but is this the right path for you?

What Does a Facelift Address?

Facelift surgery targets lower facial aging. Issues that develop below the eyes can include:

  • Drooping muscles from the cheeks to the jawline
  • Sagging skin that creates the appearance of jowls
  • Wrinkles around the nasolabial folds

What Does a Neck Lift Treat?

A neck lift is designed to address aging from just below the jawline down to the collarbone. Many neck issues you may encounter can include:

  • Vertical banding
  • Sagging skin
  • A double chin
  • Drooping platysma muscles

How Do the Face and Neck Work Together?

The neck can be considered the foundation for your facial appearance. A youthful look is achieved when there is a smooth, natural transition from the jawline to the neck. As excess skin and sagging develop, you can begin to lose this attractive definition at the cheeks and jawline. If we address the face and neck as a single unit, treating aging thoroughly from the cheeks to collar bone, you will find your facial rejuvenation results appear more complete and natural.

Do You Need a Combination Procedure?

You may not be aware of the causes of your aging. Identifying these issues will help you better understand which treatments are necessary to revitalise your appearance. A consultation with a facial plastic surgeon, such as Mr Gwanmesia, will help you determine your types and areas of aging. Other procedures, such as brow lift, eyelid lift, or injectable fillers may be suggested to ensure the best result possible.

For a facial evaluation, schedule a consultation with Mr Gwanmesia today. You can call our office at 02074741300, or you can contact us online.

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia is one of Harley Street’s most experienced and renowned craniofacial plastic surgeons. With over a decade of professional experience, he has transformed the lives of countless patients from all over the UK & abroad.

Due to his vast and hands-on training in the UK and the US, Dr Ivo now specialises in more than a dozen different aesthetic, craniofacial and transgender procedures. Some of them include face, neck, and brow lifts, upper and lower blepharoplasty, breast reduction & breast uplift as well as facial feminisation surgery, to name a few.

Dr Gwanmesia has also conducted pioneering research, which led to the development of a new technique for the reconstruction of the middle vault of the nose, known as the ‘Fulcrum Spreader Graft’. He was also part of a study comparing the efficacy of the Sheen Spreader Graft and the Fulcrum Spreader Graft. The study has since been published on PubMed and the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.