I would like a facelift done. Does that include the neck?
A true facial rejuvenation procedure includes a Face and Necklift. True modern facial rejuvenation mandates a “Lift and Fill” Facelift which includes “filling” the central part of the face and “lifting” the lateral portion of the face and neck to allow for facial harmony and symmetry. This should be done in the hands of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with expertise in facial rejuvenation.
The term “facelift” is very confusing to many people. This is because many people, including physicians, use the term to mean different things. A facelift, in its strictest definition, is correction of the lower cheek, jowl and the neck. Correction of the central cheek is a mid-facelift. This can be done alone or as part of a lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). This, an upper blepharoplasty and a forehead (or brow) lift can be done at the same time as a facelift. Frequently people use the term “facelift” for a facelift combined with any or all these. Some physicians do use the term facelift to describe a “mini lift” which only attempts to correct the lateral cheek and does not correct the neck. Therefore, you need to be very careful when selecting a surgeon to make sure the procedure done is the one you are expecting. See http://www.TodaysFacelift.com for more information.
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