Question: I’m debating between getting a neck lift alone and a full face and neck lift. My biggest concern is that I don’t want to look overdone. I’m 61 years old and I’ve aged fairly well but in the past few years I’ve developed jowls. How much improvement would I see in a neck lift alone and would this help to maintain a natural appearance?
Answer: A neck lift alone will certainly improve upon your jowls and laxity under your neck but, depending on what the upper half of your face looks like, I may recommend performing a full facelift or a comprehensive approach to rejuvenation so that we retain facial harmony. What we would desire is for all areas of the face to match and go together since this will create a more pleasing appearance and actually allow someone to appear more natural than one who may have had a single treatment in one area of the face. During my consultation, I discuss a variety of different techniques as well as combination treatments and then show prospective patients some before and after of my other clients so that they can decide what is best for them personally.