In his lifelong career as a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr. Roger J. Oldham has experience caring for patients by offering a number of procedures: like breast reduction, tummy tuck, mole removal, Botox injections, earlobe repair, and facial rejuvenation which includes facelift, brow lift, blepharoplasty and Neck lift procedures. For patients who are unhappy with the evidence of aging in facial features, two procedures are often the most popular: Facelift and neck lift. Facelift is a more comprehensive procedure for patients who prefer an overall smoothing of the skin of the face. Neck lift, however, is popular because it targets a specific area, namely, the tissue of the neck which loses firmness and elasticity over time.
One of the reasons Neck lift surgery, as well as other facial rejuvenation procedures, is so popular is because of the ability to hide incisions among natural features like the hairline (for facelift), or behind the ears (as is the case with neck lift). Using the incision behind the ears as his anchor point, Dr. Oldham is able to access and smooth the neck skin, creating a more sleek, contoured result, and removing excess tissue. The incision is then closed using specialized cosmetic surgical techniques that minimize scarring. Patients sometimes combine Facelift and Neck lift surgeries, but you should consider your personal needs before considering alternatives to neck lift surgery alone. See these patients of Dr. Oldham before and after neck lift to help you make your decision.
If you come talk to Dr. Oldham regarding your personal needs, together you and the doctor can determine which options are best for you: Neck lift, combined facelift and neck lift, etc. Call Dr. Oldham's Bethesda office to schedule your personal consultation.