By combining face and neck lift procedures with non-surgical treatments, our combination rejuvenation offers patients the greatest chance to get the results they desire. As we age, it’s natural for our bodies and faces to change. Our faces lose elasticity, the skin begins to soften up, and we experience sagging. This inevitably produces many common signs of ageing. These include a ‘heavy’ brow area and ‘hooded’ eyes, descended cheek fat pads, and looseness around the jawline and jowls. As we go through this ageing process, both men and women begin to question if their youthful facial and neck appearance is truly behind them. Why choose a combination of cosmetic procedures? For patients looking to recreate the youthful contours of their cheekbones, neck, and jawline there are multiple facial makeover options. Traditionally, patients either elected to undergo face and neck lift surgery, where loose skin is removed to create a tighter appearance, or chose from a variety of non-invasive cosmetic options. For maximum results though, it’s recommended that patients who want to look their best for longest undergo a combination rejuvenation – pairing a surgical procedure with a non-surgical option. Face and neck lift surgeries are a fantastic method for eliminating sagging and excess skin long-term, while non-surgical treatments can help address the facial skin issue caused by damaged by sun exposure, ageing, or environmental factors. For example, a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation can include a facelift, neck lift, brow lift paired with advanced non-surgical techniques like wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers, and laser or radio frequency treatments. Together, these face makeover treatments can restore the tone and youthfulness creating a more natural and refreshed appearance. But every patient is unique. The recommended combination of treatments will depend on the suitability of the patient themselves and their desired results. It’s important to have realistic expectations but by choosing a package of surgical and non-surgical treatments, you’ll see results unachievable with one treatment type alone. These additional treatments can be performed before, during or after your face and neck lift procedures. Why undergo facelift surgery Facelift surgery remains one of the best options to achieve facial rejuvenation. This procedure can deal with a range of complaints such as: Jowls Loss of definition around the jawline Lining from the nostrils to the mouth corners Double chin Loose and sagging skin Facelift surgery is performed under general anaesthesia, with an incision made along the ear and hairline, then the facial skin is re-positioned by lifting and removing the excess skin and fat. Bruising tends to resolve over two weeks. The majority of swelling resolves in two to four weeks with minor residual swelling resolving slowly over the following 1-2 months. For further information on facelift surgery see here. Why undergo a neck lift? A neck lift in combination with a facelift has many advantages. These include: Reduce the signs of ageing around the neck area Tighten loose or sagging skin Remove excess fat Improve the appearance of neck bands or cords Create a more defined jawline Develop a greater overall facial definition The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. An incision is made behind the ear and into the hairline as well as under the chin, skin and muscles are pulled and repositioned, with any excess skin or fat trimmed. Post operation it is common to feel soreness and tightness in the neck as well as bruising and swelling. It’s important to avoid any vigorous activity for a few weeks. For further information on neck lift surgery see here. Why undergo a non-surgical cosmetic face makeover? There are a range of non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can be undertaken to complement face and neck lifts. Some of the many advantages of non-surgical cosmetic procedures include: Reverse the signs of ageing Keep your skin looking young, fresh and glowing Results with little downtime Treatments tailored to your skin type Results can be adjusted as your face changes over time Treatments can be targeted to small or specific areas A few treatment options include injectables and wrinkle relaxants, light, moderate or intensive laser treatment, radiofrequency microneedle treatment, and dermal fillers. For further information on all our cosmetic treatments, see our cosmetic treatment options here. Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn.