Your face is often the first area to show signs of aging such as sagging, folds, and wrinkles in the skin. a lift works to reposition tissue to a younger position and remove any excess skin and fat for a natural, but dramatically improved appearance! There are many different facial lifts out there and many individuals are unsure of which one they really need. Read on to find out which facial lift might treat your concerns.


A facelift is a popular procedure, but many make the mistake of thinking a facelift involves the entire face. A facelift is actually used to target the lower two-thirds of the face only, including the cheeks and jawline. One way to determine if you can benefit from a facelift alone is to place your fingers at the top of the cheekbones and push back and upwards. This can mimic what a facelift would do. If you notice issues in other areas, a different lift might be more beneficial.

Eyebrow Lift

If your concerns are in the upper face with wrinkles between the brows or in the corners of the eyes, drooping eyebrows, or excess skin around the eyelids, a brow lift might be a better option for you. If your concerns are with the upper and lower face, your surgeon might recommend combining both a facelift and brow lift.

Neck Lift

A neck lift works beneath the face to restore the tissue under the chin and around the jawline. This can correct sagging skin under the chin and the front of the neck. To help determine if your concerns might be addressed with a neck lift, place your fingers under your jawline and push back and outward. This can show you which areas might be affected, and which areas might be better treated with a facelift. Again, if your concerns are in the neck area and lower or upper face, you might combine procedures for optimal results.

If you’re still having trouble deciding which lift you can benefit from, a certified plastic surgeon can talk with you about your concerns to develop your treatment plan. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shienbaum.


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Dr. Marvin Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon that has over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Surgery, including Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift, and the Mommy Makeover. He provides aesthetic services to the entire Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland, and Riverview, Florida. For more information about a surgery near you, please visit