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Facelift, Brow Lift or Neck Lift: Which is Right for You?

Rejuvenating your appearance is easier today than ever before, thanks to a myriad of surgical techniques that have been refined to produce natural, long-lasting results. With many procedures to choose from, it can be difficult to know which procedure will meet your specific needs best. To help you with your decision, we have provided a basic overview of popular anti-aging procedures that promise to turn back the clock on various areas of your facial profile.

Facelift

A facelift is a surgical procedure that primarily focuses on the lower half of the face. This procedure targets areas like the cheekbones and jawline, creating a smoother, more youthful facial profile in this area. A facelift is designed to remove excess skin and tissue and tighten skin in the middle area of the face with minimal visible scarring and without the “windswept” look of facelifts past.

Brow Lift

While a facelift focuses on the lower half of the face, a brow lift concentrates on the upper area. This procedure lifts and firms the forehead and eyebrow area, creating a refreshed, more youthful appearance. A brow lift may also open up the eyes by raising the eyebrows and upper lid, although some patients may need to combine the lift procedure with actual eyelid surgery to achieve the best possible results.

Neck Lift

As the name indicates, a neck lift targets signs of aging between the jawline and the chest. This procedure can make a dramatic difference in your overall appearance, since the neck is often one of the first places to reveal the telltale signs of aging. This surgery removes excess fat, tissue and skin from the neck, creating a sleeker contour and a younger appearance. The neck lift can also add definition to the jawline that cannot fully be achieved with a facelift alone.

Making a Choice

Many patients that want to achieve a more youthful look assume a facelift is the procedure for them. However, our surgeons will carefully evaluate your concerns to see if this procedure will directly impact the specific areas you want treated. In some cases, we might recommend a brow lift or neck lift in place of a facelift to give you better results. In other cases, a combination of procedures, such as a facelift combined with a neck lift, will offer the best results. These procedures can usually be performed simultaneously, limiting your anesthesia dosing and saving you time and money.


There are many options to achieve a refreshed, more youthful appearance today. To learn more about these surgeries or other plastic surgery procedures, contact New York Group for Plastic Surgery in New York City at 855-337-3063 or Tarrytown at 914-366-6139.

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