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Facelift With Neck Lift in Cleveland & Columbus

Facelift surgery remains one of the most popular plastic surgeries around the world. Facial aging is a concern among those growing older and those who are still young. Today, it is common to see someone in their twenties using anti-aging products. Thus, the demand for anti-aging procedures is expected to grow. Combined facelift surgeries are also becoming more commonplace because patients want optimal results in one procedure. Dr. Matt Goldschmidt performs the best facelift with neck lift Cleveland offers.

A Cleveland Facelift With Neck Lift

Neck lifts and facelifts use the same or similar incisions near the ear. Therefore, combining the two anti-aging and skin removal surgeries into one surgical session makes sense from a logistical perspective. Facelift candidates frequently present with neck sagging and vice versa. Instead of undergoing two separate surgeries, it is convenient for patients to address the lower face and neck at the same time. With modern surgical techniques, patients can have their procedure with local or general anesthesia. This opens up the candidate pool and can help lead to an easier, shorter recovery. Though, not all patients are candidates for the procedure or certain types of anesthesia. At The Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Goldschmidt offers twilight anesthesia as the local anesthesia option.

Benefits Of Combined Facelift With Neck Lift

Beyond providing convenience for both the patient and plastic surgeon, a combined facelift and neck lift offers several other possible benefits such as:

  • Define the jawline
  • Younger looking facial profile
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Correct sagging skin
  • Remove excess skin
  • Reposition descended fat pads
  • Address double chin
  • Minimal scarring
  • Tighter skin
  • Refreshed appearance
  • Avoid two recovery periods
  • Enjoy full results sooner
  • Less time required off work or activities
  • Limit the number of surgeries necessary for optimal results
  • Performed by an accomplished Cleveland plastic surgeon

Facelift With Neck Lift Before & After

Consultation With Dr. Goldschmidt

A consultation at The Cosmetic Surgery Center Cleveland starts with a conversation with Dr. Goldschmidt. He will want to review several pieces of information to gauge whether or not the patient is an optimal candidate for a facelift with neck lift surgery. The consultation may include a discussion of:

  • Aesthetic goals
  • Procedures the patient is interested in
  • Results they want
  • Previous surgeries
  • Medications
  • Diagnosed medical conditions
  • Smoker or non-smoker

Following an in-depth conversation, Dr. Goldschmidt will examine the lower face and neck. He is looking for indications of skin quality and laxity, amount of loose or extra skin, and other relevant signs of aging. If the patient’s anatomy could benefit from a facelift with neck lift, Dr. Goldschmidt will provide the patient with an idea of what they could expect from the results of the procedure.

Facelift With Neck Lift Surgery

After check-in, testing, and markings, a licensed anesthesia provider will place the patient under either twilight anesthesia or general anesthesia. When adequately sedated, Dr. Goldschmidt will make the initial incision near the ear. The exact placement can vary but it can be in front of the ear, behind the ear, or curve around it. Regardless, he will minimize the size of the incision and make it as hidden as possible.

Through the incisions, Dr. Goldschmidt will tighten the skin and underlying muscles of the face and neck. From there, he will remove any of the excess skin to create a more youthful facial appearance and contour. Occasionally, if a platysmaplasty is performed, a small incision underneath the chin is made to access the platysma muscle.

The combined facelift and neck lift takes around one hour to complete. It is performed as an outpatient procedure, so patients go home the same day.


A facelift with neck lift recovery is similar to the recovery for both procedures on their own. Patients tend to bounce back well and have limited need for prescription pain medication. In general, patients take between five and ten days off depending on how quickly swelling and bruising resolve as well as healing. Dr. Goldschmidt will provide personalized instructions for each patient which may include:

  • Rest and sleep propped up at a 45-degree angle
  • Wear head wrap
  • Attend post-operative appointments
  • Refrain from washing your hair or taking a shower for two to three days
  • Wear clothing that buttons or zips and does not need to go over the head
  • Avoid strenuous activities
  • Keep out of hot environments
  • Stay hydrated and eat well

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What Is A Platysmaplasty?

A platysmaplasty tightens the platysma muscle in the neck. The fan-shaped muscle can become lax with age. Tightening it improves the contour of the neck and allows the skin to sit more smoothly over it. A platysmaplasty is part of most neck lift procedures.

Is It Safe To Do A Facelift & Neck Lift At The Same Time?

Yes, since both procedures are performed through the same incisions there is little added procedure time. Unless a patient’s anatomy does not require one of the procedures or they are not a good candidate in general, they can likely undergo a combined facelift and neck lift without issue.

How Do You Tell If You Need A Facelift, Neck Lift, Or Combination?

The severity of extra and sagging skin is the indicator of which procedure a patient may qualify for. If the skin is localized to the lower face and the neck remains reasonably tight, then the patient may only need a facelift. Needing a neck lift without a facelift is rare, but can happen in certain cases. Otherwise, if there is significant extra skin on both the lower face and neck, the patient can likely benefit from a Cleveland facelift with neck lift.

What Does A Facelift With Neck Lift Cost In Cleveland?

A combination facelift and neck lift will vary in price because there are different types of facelift. For example, patients could undergo a mini facelift with neck lift which would cost less than a full facelift with neck lift. Patients will receive a customized price quote at their consultation.

The Best Facelift With Neck Lift By Dr. Matt Goldschmidt

Dr. Matt Goldschmidt is a double board certified surgeon with years of experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery. With thousands of surgeries performed in his career, he is one of the leading plastic surgeons in Ohio. Patients can expect compassionate and high quality care at The Cosmetic Surgery Center. Dr. Goldschmidt offers the best facelift with neck lift in Cleveland.

For more information about Facelift With Neck Lift in Cleveland & Columbus or to schedule your Facelift With Neck Lift in Cleveland & Columbus consultation with Dr. Matt Goldschmidt, please call (216) 264-8100.