Are eyes & neck automatically covered by a facelift?

It was brought to my attention recently that a facelift did not always include work on the eyes, cheeks, chin, et cetera. I've since learned that a facelift means a lifting of the skin upwards from the hairline or in that vicinity and that the eyes, cheeks and so on are additional. Is it possible that this depends on the surgeon and is not the rule? I was surprised to hear of it and felt it was wise to consult a trustworthy source instead of taking it at face value.

HelenZet

F, 51, Virginia

Tags:midface lower face

It's a common misconception to think that the Facelift includes the eyelids, brow, and forehead. It's also a common misconception to think that the lift occurs from the hairline. The eyelids, brow, and forehead are separate procedures from the Facelift and this is a common practice for most plastic surgeons.

Brian Machida has 3 Necklift before & afters:

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The term facelift most commonly refers to elevation of the supportive tissue and skin of the cheeks, jawline and neck.  Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and browlift are separate procedures.  Each facelift should be individualized to the needs of the patient, so an in person consultation is necessary to discuss the specific areas which would be corrected in your case.  Hope that helps clarify.

Mark M. Beaty has 1 Necklift before & after:

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