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Facelift, Botox Are Less-Invasive Cosmetic Options for the Neck

Facelift for the neckThere are an array of cosmetic procedures you can undergo to help keep your face looking young — from a face lift to Botox — but what about for your neck? Today there are more options than a traditional neck lift, according to a recent New York Times article.

Botox injections in the neck muscle can make neck “bands” less conspicuous in a patient with great skin tone, said Dr. Rod Rohrich, chairman of the plastic surgery department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. However, just like on the face, Botox requires upkeep, as results last about three to four months.

Dr. Lo offers the Facelift™ procedure, which offers quicker surgery and recovery times than a traditional neck lift. The Facelift helps correct skin and muscle laxity on the neck, jowls and lower cheeks. The Facelift results look natural due to a more vertical pull compared to a traditional facelift, and swelling and bruising goes away in about one week.

Isolated neck lifts are actually more common in men than women, according to the article. “Usually with women, they are getting a face- and neck lift,” said Dr. Felmont Eaves, the president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. “In men, we don’t have exact statistics, but it’s pretty common to see them come in just for the neck.”

“There’s no way a man’s neck, with all that tissue hanging down, can be graceful,” said Dr. Phil Haeck, the president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He reports having done two neck-only lifts for every three facelifts in his practice this year.

Learn more about the Facelift and see Facelift before and after photos.

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