Does a Facelift Include My Eyes and Neck?

Dr. Kenkel with patient

For plastic surgery patients considering a facelift, the question of which areas of the face the surgery will improve is a common one. Along with sagging skin in the lower face, many of my facelift patients here in Dallas also experience laxity or banding in the neck and droopiness in the eyes.

Can a facelift correct all of these concerns? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel answers your most-asked questions.

Facelift before and after

Q: Does a facelift tighten the neck?

A: This is an excellent question. Here at my practice, a facelift typically involves repositioning and lifting of the cheeks, jawline, and neck. It’s helpful in correcting concerns including:

  • Loss of definition along the jawline
  • Sagging cheeks and jowls
  • Double chin or a “turkey neck”
  • Marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and other wrinkles around the mouth

Does a facelift include the eyes?

Although a facelift traditionally focuses on laxity and aging in the lower two-thirds of the face, very often we also address aging eyes with eyelid surgery at the same time. This combination of procedures provides more complete rejuvenation of the entire face.

That being said, there are some patients that either simply do not need or want certain areas operated on. For example, I routinely see patients who just would like improvement of their neck via a neck lift without addressing their cheeks or eyes. We talk about the 5 benefits of choosing a neck lift over other tightening procedures in a related blog post.

When you meet with me for a personal consultation, we discuss expectations and goals and based on that conversation and determine what would be the best course of action to help you achieve your best result. This means turning back time, creating a natural improvement and not an “overdone” look.

See more real patient results in our before-and-after photo gallery.

If you would like to learn more about facelift procedures from an experienced plastic surgeon in Dallas and Frisco, TX, please contact us online or call (214) 645-3112 to request a consultation.

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