They say that good things come to those who wait. But why wait if you don’t have to?
That’s usually the case when it comes to having your neck lifted. Waiting may not be the recommended option if you’re already going to have a facelift. Oftentimes, your plastic surgeon will advise that you have both procedures at once. In most instances, postponing your neck procedure until after your facelift is unnecessary and just adds more recovery time and expense in the end.
Here are three reasons you may benefit from combining facelift and neck lift surgery into a single procedure.
Putting off your neck lift could cost you more in the long run—both time and money. Having two separate procedures, with two separate recovery periods can be strenuous and tiresome. It gets old having to spend all that extra time healing. Each additional surgery keeps you away from the things that you love and the things that you enjoy doing.
Then there’s the financial hit. Every session under the knife can cut into your pocketbook. It’s not just the medical bills that you expect, but all the other resources that you rely on during recovery. Lost days at work that can unnecessarily pile up and put a damper on your bank account. Basically, the more time you spend recovering, the more you run up the price tag of the whole process.
Sure, it’s about saving some cash and all, but you can avoid the physical discomfort that goes along with a second procedure all together. And that really might be the best reason. If you’re already planning on having both procedures, there’s no need to go through an extra couple of weeks on the mend from having your neck lifted. It will take time to fully recover from your facelift so why put yourself on the sidelines for longer when you don’t have to? Eliminating any extra pain and discomfort will be well worth it and you’ll thank yourself for it.
Then, of course, there’s the whole reason you’re doing it. You want to look more youthful. So why waste any time? Putting off your neck lift could give your jowls an even more pronounced appearance. The sagging skin might look out of place and draw more attention after your facelift. It could be months until you’ve healed enough to be ready for another surgery. That’s a long wait for the final look you deserve. Get your complete look at once by combining your face and neck lifts together. This also ensures a well-balanced appearance.
UCI Plastic Surgery is dedicated to helping Californians find the cosmetic solutions that are right for them. We are proud to offer options that combine your face and neck lift in one surgery. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our plastic surgeons to find out if it’s right for you.