A neck lift addresses wrinkles and sagging skin on the neck that were caused by aging or weight loss. The procedure removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscles, and improves the contour of the jawline. The surgery is typically performed in conjunction with a facelift, but it can be done as a stand-alone treatment.
Current aesthetic trends place a lot of attention on celebrities and famous public personalities who sport large lips. Lip fillers and lip augmentation surgeries are among some of the most sought after cosmetic procedures.
On the opposite side of the spectrum are those individuals who have very large, prominent lips. Lip reduction surgery provides a solution to large lips that appear to overwhelm other facial features, as well as a method for correcting lips that are uneven or deformed.
Nose size in relation to facial balance
Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
If you desire a more symmetrical nose, keep in mind that everyone’s face is asymmetric to some degree. Results may not be completely symmetric, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportion.
Nose surgery that’s done to improve an obstructed airway requires careful evaluation of the nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing.
Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment.
A Neck lift, or lower Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck, such as:
Excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face that creates jowls
Excess fatty deposits under the chin
Loose neck skin
Muscle banding in the neck, which created abnormal contours
Brings out jaw structure
The loss of youthful contours in the face and neck can be due to a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions, and stress.
Some people feel they are not ready for a full facelift because the upper face is still pleasing. However, many patients will note excess wrinkling of the neck skin, a “turkey wattle” or double chin, and jowl lines.
When the neck area doesn’t match the upper facial appearance, a neck lift may be a good solution.
Rejuvenation procedures that can be performed in conjunction with a neck lift are: a brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, fat transfer, to add fullness to the lips and cheeks and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or eyelid surgery, to rejuvenate aging eyes.
As a restorative surgery, a neck lift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.
A neck lift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a neck lift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery.
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift:
Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids
Places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position
Provides calm smooth feeling to forehead
Other cosmetic procedures that may be performed with a brow lift include:
Facial implants are designed to augment, reconstruct, or rejuvenate your facial contours. They are available in a wide range of sizes and styles and restore contour and/or proportion to your face. Facial implants can be used to augment your chin and jaw, to provide the sculpted cheekbones that you desire, or to supplement the tear trough area.
If you have a weak, receding chin and wish to make it more projecting and improve your jawline
If you wish to enhance the definition and fullness of your cheeks
If you wish to restore contour and proportion to your facial structures made deficient by aging
If you wish to correct facial asymmetry or deformities resulting from injury or congenital conditions
If you wish to strengthen and define your jaw
A facelift, or rhytidectomy,
is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
Sagging in the middle of your face
Deep creases below the lower eyelids
Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
Fat that has fallen or has disappeared
Loss of skin tone in the lower face that creates jowls
Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can give even a person of normal weight the appearance of a double chin
Gives face nice smooth structure
The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions, and stress.
Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.
Cheek implants add body and contour to cheeks that lack definition. Individuals with weak cheek structure, a narrow or flat face, or who have lost cheek contour due to the effects of age can benefit from the aesthetic enhancement that cheek augmentation can provide. The simplicity of cheek surgery and the relatively low cost of cheek implants make them an especially attractive cosmetic solution.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.
Surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower lids, or both.
Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.
Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
Bags under the eyes
Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid