The neck and face are known to age us but sometimes at different rates. Many people turn to plastic surgery to address these issues individually or combine these procedures for a total rejuvenation. Many people assume a facelift Baltimore will treat all areas of the face, including the forehead and eyes. However, a traditional Baltimore facelift focuses only on the lower half of the face from the cheeks down. A neck lift focuses only on areas under your chin. These areas include under your chin loose skin, wrinkles and lines (Turkey neck).
Facelift surgery is designed to treat skin laxity and drooping of the lower face from the cheeks to the jawline. Rejuvenate the aging face- remove excess sagging skin, sagging jowls, cheeks, clean up jaw line. It greatly improves appearance- appear more rested, younger; less tired, old. During a facelift, incisions are typically made in front of and behind the ear. A Baltimore facelift can focus on areas of the neck, but in a different way than a neck lift does.
Surgery Time: 6-8 hours- can stay overnight
Recovery: Recommend 2 weeks off of work.
- Makeup can be used to hide bruising once the sutures are removed.
- Return to full activity by 3 weeks.
- The scar will continue to fade for up to 2 years.
Neck lift surgery is known to create a smoother and more refined neck and chin without making any other changes to the face, depending on the patient’s needs. Dr. Schreiber essentially redrapes skin in the neck while removing excess skin and tightening muscles in order to improve loose neck skin. During a neck lift, the locations of the incisions vary. Neck lifts will sometimes require an incision both in front of and behind the ear.
Surgery Time: The procedure takes 1-2 hours. You will either go home the same day or stay overnight in the hospital depending on your individual needs.
Recovery Dr. Schreiber recommends Return to work in 7-10 days. Return to strenuous activities in 4-6 weeks.
- Bruising and swelling can mostly be covered over by 2 weeks.
- Return to full activity by 3-4 weeks.
Most patients that would benefit from a neck lift also show the signs of aging on the face which would improve with a lower facelift. For this reason, the most commonly performed procedure is actually a combination lower face and neck lift. The incisions are placed around the ear (both in front and behind) and occasionally a small incision below the chin.
If you are looking to reverse the signs of aging in your face, neck, or both, and are interested in learning more about a Baltimore facelift, contact us at Baltimore Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Schreiber. Dr. Schreiber is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Baltimore, MD. He will review your areas of concern and help you determine which procedures are right for you. Call us at (410) 205-1846 or contact us online to schedule your confidential consultation.