Facial Rejuvenation: Balanced, Natural-Looking Results

Weight fluctuation, genetics, and age can all play a part in developing the loose, sagging skin around the jaw and neckline. As we age, our bodies produce fewer structural proteins like collagen and elastin, causing the skin to sag and accumulate in specific places on the face, neck, and around the eyes.

For this reason, many people consider a neck lift to help tighten and restore a youthful contour to the neck. While a neck lift works excellent as a standalone treatment, a more balanced, natural-looking result can be achieved when combined with other popular procedures.

At Mentor Plastic Surgery & MedSpa in Northeastern Ohio, Dr. Paul Vanek, a board-certified plastic surgeon, notes that the following three procedures are among the most beneficial when combined with your neck lift.


Facelift surgery can help address sagging facial muscles, facial volume loss, and excess skin. It requires supporting and repositioning the underlying muscles to a youthful position. Dr. Vanek never wants to make you look unnatural or overdone. He prevents this by studying pictures of you and attempting to restore your youthful characteristics. The goal is always to manage the natural signs of aging while preserving and enhancing your natural beauty.

Eyelid Surgery

Sagging skin from the inevitable aging process can cause your eyes to look weak and tired. A surgical technique called blepharoplasty helps reawaken the way your eyelids look and enhance the natural contours of your eyes. This procedure combines excellently with a neck lift and can dramatically improve your overall appearance.

Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery (also called a blepharoplasty or eye lift) is a procedure that minimizes sagging or excess or sagging eyelid skin and reduces under-eye bags or puffy eyes.

This procedure is sometimes performed for cosmetic reasons. However, in many cases, it is performed to restore vision obstructed by sagging skin in the eyelids.  

In many cases, Dr. Vanek sometimes recommends a browlift because the position of the eyebrows can obstruct vision due to sagging skin in the upper eyelids.  

Eyelid surgery is typically performed on patients thirty-five years of age and older due to age, gravity, and lessening collagen production.

Eyelid surgery on the lower eye or upper eyelids only can be performed.

However, addressing both regions simultaneously improves a more extensive facial rejuvenation program.

Many of our patients elect to have an eye lift, facelift, or brow lift. Laser skincare treatments and dermal fillers may also be added to your overall treatment plan to help maximize your results.

Blepharoplasty benefits:

  • Eyelids that appear refreshed-looking
  • Elimination of sagging eyelid skin and eye bags under the eyes
  • Creation of a well-defined eyelid area

Following Dr. Vanek’s instructions after surgery can help you plan on enjoying your results for years. When followed, a prescribed and sensible skincare routine will extend your results. A good skincare routine includes protecting your skin from sun exposure.

Brow Lift

Your brows emphasize your expressions and highlight your face’s best feature, the eyes. As we grow older, gravity and genetics can cause the brows and forehead to sag, more furrows to form on the forehead, and upper eyelids to droop, making us look tired and unhappy.

A brow lift is frequently paired with a neck lift for a more comprehensive rejuvenation of the face.

Face/Brow Lift Combination

The surgical procedure known as the facelift improves the signs of visible aging on the face and neck.

As individuals age, the skin and muscles of the face lose their tone and can become saggy. A facelift will improve signs of visible aging by removing selected areas of fat, tightening the deeper structures, and re-draping the skin.

A facelift can be performed alone or with other surgical procedures, such as liposuction, eyelid surgery, nasal surgery, or brow lift.

Any one or combinations of the following conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for facelift surgery:

  • A fold, or a deep line, that runs beginning at the corners of your mouth to the corners of your nose.
  • No longer have a jawline that is well-defined and is known as jowls.
  • It is sagging of the cheekbones and deep wrinkles in the cheek area.
  • An excess of fatty tissue, loose skin, or wrinkles in the neck.

Dr. Vanek individualizes a facelift surgery for every patient. Those with a neckline and face beginning to sag but still have skin elasticity make the best candidates for facelift surgery.

Facial rejuvenation or facelift surgery is one of cosmetic plastic surgery’s most commonly performed procedures today. Nearly all civilized cultures worldwide recognize facelift surgery as a tool to turn back the hands of time and delay the appearance of aging. Facelift surgery can help change a person’s appearance, especially if they want their outer look to match how they feel inside.

When a facelift is approached at all levels, dramatic results can occur. “Attention to detail” improves the chances of a quality, long-lasting result. Addressing a person’s skincare, detrimental behaviors (e.g., sun exposure, tobacco smoke), and facial symmetry helps to influence the overall treatment plan and the final result. Each person’s care is customized to achieve their goals.

Because the aging process continues, all patients undergoing facelift surgery must consider the possibility of future revision surgery or “tucks.” No surgical procedure can be expected to last forever.

What are the Benefits of Having More than One Procedure?

During your consultation with Dr. Vanek, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, you can collaborate on a complete facial treatment plan. Suppose it is safe for you to do so. In that case, there are significant benefits to having multiple procedures together instead of one at a time:

  • Less overall recovery time: The downtime after a combination of procedures is less than you would need after two separate operations.
  • Convenience: Having and recovering from surgery requires coordination and planning, mainly if children or other families depend on you. It is more convenient for you and your family to plan for one recovery period from a solo operation than separate surgeries.
  • Cost Saving: Combining procedures can even save you money in the long run, as many of the fees associated with your surgery will only have to be paid once.

Facial Rejuvenation at Mentor Plastic Surgery & MedSpa

For more information on how a neck lift combined with any of the above procedures can restore your desired youthful appearance, contact us at  (440) 205-5750 or schedule your personalized consultation today.

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