3 Signs You Need a Face and Neck Lift

From expression lines to sun-related skin damage, the aging process can reveal itself in various ways on the neck and face. These signs of aging can create loose skin from elasticity loss earlier than on other areas of the body, causing patients to feel dissatisfied about the appearance of their neck and face earlier and more frequently.

If you are one of the many in Huntington Beach or other Southern California areas considering a neck lift or facelift to restore your youthful facial appearance, Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka of Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics examines three of the most common signs that indicate it might be an opportune time to have a lower face and neck lift done.

1. Loose, Sagging Skin on the Lower Face

As we age, especially when we reach our 40s and 50s, our facial fat and tissue lose important proteins like collagen and elastin, which are responsible for keeping our skin tight, smooth and youthful. The result of these lost proteins is often the emergence of a poorly defined chin and jawline. A neck lift can help reposition tissues and skin to revitalize jawline definition and eradicate sagging jowls. It also helps resolve the dreaded turkey wattle and smooth away neck bands.

2. Hollow Cheeks

A facelift can also help reposition facial tissue and remove excess skin that disrupt your harmonious lower facial contours. Results from a facelift include restored youthful fullness and taut, smooth facial skin for years to come.

3. When Injectables and Fillers Are Not Enough

Once Botox treatments and dermal filler injections fail to deliver the reliable anti-aging results they once did, it’s time to consider an alternative. At some point, surgery may be your only option for correcting skin laxity on the neck and face. Many patients choose to combine the two procedures for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

What Does a Lower Face and Neck Lift Do?

A facelift helps correct loose skin in the lower two-thirds of your face, from your cheeks to your jawline. Dr. Vakkalanka’s advanced techniques will help raise and tighten connective tissues and underlying muscles while repositioning facial fat and removing excess skin. A neck lift helps correct excess fat beneath the jawline to create a long, slender, more defined neckline. The benefits give you long-lasting, natural improvements.

Benefits of a lower face and neck lift include:

  • Smoothed fine lines and wrinkles
  • Resolved nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Removal of jowls for a more defined jawline
  • Restored facial volume under the eyes and on the cheeks
  • Removal of a double chin
  • Tightened skin on the neck, resolving the turkey wattle
  • Restored neck appearance or strengthening of weak platysma muscles

Lower Face and Neck Lift in Huntington Beach, CA

If facial flaws such as fine lines, wrinkles, and facial hollows begin invading areas you once considered youthful and impervious, perhaps it’s time to have a conversation about facial plastic surgery. Board-certified and Northwestern University-trained otolaryngologist Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka specializes in helping men and women look and feel their absolute best by offering surgical and non-surgical corrections in the Huntington Beach and Orange County areas.

If you would like more information about facelift or neck lift surgery, don’t hesitate to call (714) 804-5460 or visit our website and fill out an online form to schedule your personalized consultation. We look forward to meeting you soon!