As part of the aging process, our skin progressively loses its elasticity and can start to loosen or sag in certain areas. Often times, the rate at which our face ages does not line up with how the rest of our body looks or feels. This can be due to stress, sun exposure, and simply the effects of gravity over time. When considering undergoing a face lift procedure, it’s generally a good idea to also consider a neck lift. Typically done during the same procedure, a neck lift can amplify the desired results of the face lift. What is the distinction between the procedures? A facelift is a procedure designed to reverse the effects of stress, gravity, sun exposure, and general aging in the face area. Facelifts address skin laxity, facial folds, and wrinkles in the mid and/or lower areas of the face. Typical results will remove or reduce jowls or nasolabial folds. A neck lift addresses the loose skin underneath the face and along the jawline as well as the deep bands of the neck (often referred to as “turkey neck” or “turkey wobble”). Why combine the procedures? While it isn’t always necessary to have both procedures at once, it is common in the majority of clients who undergo this type of operation. A face lift reduces the aging in the face, but without a neck lift the end results can produce an uneven look in the face. While the facial skin and muscles will appear younger and more tight across the bones, the neck will appear much older, possibly older than before now in contrast with the face. Performing both procedures creates more symmetrical, more appealing result. Signs of aging don’t just suddenly stop at the jawline. A neck lift in combination with a facelift will increase the results of the procedure by reducing the effects of aging from the neckline up. A study produced by the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery (and discussed here in Time Magazine) stated that patients with only a facelift appeared 6 – 8 years younger, while patients who also received a neck lift appeared 10-15 years younger. If you’re looking to reduce the affects of aging, the best results are with both procedures. With Dr. Kadz, a board-certified surgeon with over 20 years experience, and his team, you can be sure that after this procedure you’ll forget how old you are when looking in the mirror.
It has been said that your nose should compliment your face and not detract from it. But your nose should also help you function rather than hinder you. Are you’re considering undergoing a functional rhinoplasty, or perhaps your doctor has suggested you may benefit from nose reconstruction surgery? If so, there are several reasons why you might want to consider rhinoplasty surgery. Personal Trauma Through no fault of your own, your nose may have undergone some sort of trauma that has decreased your ability to breathe correctly. Don’t let that accident stop you from living life to the fullest. You can breathe normally again and we can help. Nasal Birth Defect Your nasal cavity may be congenitally narrow which has not allowed for proper air flow for your entire life. With a functional rhinoplasty, you’ll breathe like you never have before and the way you should have been able to since the beginning. Age As with many things concerning the body, your nose may experience failure as you age. Your nasal cavity or valves may collapse or even experience stenosis. With a functional rhinoplasty, you can stop the aging process in its tracks and breathe just as easily as you did in your younger days. Benefits of a Functional Rhinoplasty The primary benefit of rhinoplasty surgery is the simple ability to breathe more naturally with an increased air flow capability. Secondary benefits of the procedure may include things such as straitening of the nose, repairing post-traumatic or congenital deformities, and an overall improved appearance. With improved breathing and perhaps an improved look, you’ll start to notice other benefits as well. As with any medical procedure, there are risks. So it is suggested to speak with a professional about your situation. For more information or to request a consult, please contact us.
Different Types of Facelifts An internet search will reveal a lot of information on facelift procedures, but which opinion can you trust? With all of this information overload, you may be more confused than when you began your search! Thankfully, Dr. Kadz has decades of experience performing facelift procedures, and we want to pass our knowledge on to you! In 2017 alone, there were over 125,000 facelifts performed, and each was unique to the patient.