For some patients, combining a face lift with another facial cosmetic procedure can address multiple concerns in one surgical visit. The effects of aging, gravity, and weight gain can contribute to the development of lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and deposits of excess fat around the jowls, neck, chin, and face. There are many types of face lifts, but in general, the procedure involves making incisions in the hairline and/or down the front of, around, and behind the ears. A face lift can successfully address many signs of aging, but sometimes other measures are needed to remedy all of the issues mentioned above.
Depending on a patient’s specific needs and the recommendations of a plastic surgeon, the following cosmetic procedures may be performed in conjunction with a face lift:
- Neck lift and/or liposuction – A neck lift treats what’s commonly known as “turkey neck” by removing excess skin and fat and tightening neck muscles. This procedure is often combined with liposuction and can help create a more defined jaw line.
- Eyelid lift – Also known as blepharoplasty, an eyelid lift removes excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids, which can help to create a wider, more open eye with tighter surrounding skin.
- Forehead lift – A forehead lift involves repositioning the forehead skin and muscles to reduce wrinkles and furrows around the brows.
To ensure a favorable outcome after any facial surgery, patients should seek a plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing facelifts and related cosmetic procedures. For patients in Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, Naples, and other communities throughout Florida, the plastic surgeon of choice is Board Certified Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery. Dr. Greenwald has decades of experience performing face lift surgery and many other cosmetic procedures.