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Neck Lift Vs Facelift – What’s the Difference?


Neck Lift Raleigh, NCSagging skin on the face and neck is a common concern for many of us as we age. Skin loses its elasticity, and over time, facial drooping, jowling, double chin, and/or “turkey wattle” may occur. Factors such as gravity, sun exposure, genetics, weight fluctuations, and lifestyle all play a role in the advancement of these problems, and a facelift or neck lift may be considered to restore a youthful appearance. Dr. Adam Becker specializes in the aging face and often takes years off the aging process for his patients with his specialized facelift or neck lift in Raleigh, NC.

While both procedures focus on rejuvenating the face and neck, the procedures differ in regards to the particular areas targeted during treatment. During your consultation with Dr. Becker, he will listen to your concerns and personal preferences, provide a full face and neck examination, and recommend treatment options that will deliver the most natural-looking and beautiful results. If you’re considering a facelift or neck lift, you will want to have a general understanding of the difference between the two procedures.

A Neck Lift Addresses the Following Issues:

  • “Turkey wattle” from excess skin
  • Double chin from excess fat
  • Weakened platysma muscles in the neck

During neck lift surgery, Dr. Becker treats excess fat, muscle, and skin under the chin and in the neck to produce a smoother, more refined appearance. While neck lifting is typically incorporated into his deep plane facelift procedure, it may be performed independently in cases where the jowl and jawline are not of concern to the patient.

A Facelift Addresses Facial Imperfections, including:

  • Deep wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Jowls
  • Deep nasolabial folds (aka “smile lines”)

During facelift surgery, Dr. Becker treats excess skin, fat, and muscle in the mid and lower face to beautifully contour the cheek, jawline, and mouth. There are a variety of facelift techniques that differ in how the underlying tissues and muscles (known as the SMAS – superficial musculo-apeuneurotic system) are addressed. Dr. Becker specializes in the deep plane facelift, where he precisely addresses the sagging SMAS by elevating and repositioning the tissue to smooth the jowls and neck and yield the most natural-looking and long-lasting results.

Are you looking to restore your youthful appearance and get rid of those dreaded signs of aging? Whether you are planning for a facelift/neck lift in Raleigh or not, contact us to schedule your consultation today. During your visit, Dr. Becker will discuss your anti-aging goals and recommend the treatment options that leave you with the most beautiful and natural-looking results.