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Do you have a saggy “double chin” that you’re dying to get rid of? Have you thought about getting a facelift to have it removed but aren’t sure if that’s the right procedure? You’re not alone.

Many patients struggle to understand the difference between a facelift and a neck lift. But these two plastic surgeries are often intertwined. Here is the difference and what you need to know before you decide on the right surgery for you.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that is designed to improve the signs of aging of the neck, and also remove excess neck skin. Loose skin around the neck can not only be removed, but also lifted, with a neck lift. Aging, genetics, gravity and environmental elements can cause loose skin to sag and create an uncomfortable appearance. A neck lift turns back time and lifts the skin, enhancing the overall appearance of the neck. A neck lift is usually less costly than a facelift, and the recovery is faster.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, on the other hand, is a surgery designed to treat not only the neck but also the entire face. It helps improve your appearance throughout the face and the neck and restores the fat and loose skin that often fails us as we age.

What is the Difference Between a Facelift & Neck Lift?

The greatest difference between a facelift and a neck lift is that a neck lift will not treat sagging skin on the lower half of your face. Ideally, this treatment is reserved for individuals who have excess skin around their neck and would like to have it removed.

At Arizona Facial Plastics, we offer both neck lifts and facelifts. We encourage you to come in for a complimentary consultation with Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh. We can then determine the procedure that will best achieve your aesthetic goals. Call Summer at 480.296.0488 to schedule your complimentary consultation today.