A facial plastic surgeon can help you address certain signs of aging. While skin changes and wrinkling may be effectively treated with nonsurgical injectable fillers and skin care treatments, a surgical procedure is the only way to adequately address facial changes caused by gravity, skin laxity, and loss of muscle tone.

Two of the most common types of facial plastic surgery are neck lifts and face lifts.  A neck lift often involves a combination of procedures that a facial plastic surgeon may recommend to:

  • Remove excess, sagging neck skin
  • Remove fat from the chin and neck via liposuction
  • Treat a condition known as “turkey wattle neck,” which is caused by banded platysma neck muscle

Face lift procedures have evolved to include many highly effective options to treat the signs of facial aging, from the crow’s feet around the eyes to the development of jowls. In general, a face lift can be used to:

  • Tighten facial skin and underlying muscles
  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles, nasoblabial folds, and fine lines
  • Treat sagging along the jowls, jaw line, and neck

Depending on your specific needs, a facial plastic surgeon may recommend a traditional face lift, deep plane facelift, temporal life, or S-lift. These procedures all vary by the type and location of the incision(s), the targeted facial area, the number of tissue layers treated, and the level of invasiveness.

A plastic surgeon may recommend a combined neck and face lift if you want to treat multiple areas of concern. As a result, you’ll likely enjoy an overall refreshed, rejuvenated, and more youthful appearance to your face and neck.

Whether you ultimately decide to undergo a neck lift, a face lift, or a combination of facial plastic surgery procedures, you should consult a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who can recommend specific procedures that will best meet your aesthetic goals. For residents of Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota, and all other communities in Florida, the Board Certified facial plastic surgeon of choice is Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery.

To learn more about why Dr. Greenwald is a top facial plastic surgeon in Tampa Bay and beyond, contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 today.