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As your skin loses elasticity and the face loses volume, everything can begin to sag. From lines across the forehead and eyebrows that descend closer to the eyes to sagging cheeks, jowls and neck skin, the entire face can change. While a traditional facelift can address some of these issues, it is not a complete neck to brow procedure. Here is a breakdown of the different facial lift procedures that are used together to create a complete face and neck rejuvenation from top to bottom.

Brow Lift

Facelifts do not impact the brow area at all, which can make the face look unbalanced if the brow is showing signs of aging. There are various options in brow lifts, including endoscopic techniques, that can be used to remove excess skin to smooth and tighten the forehead while lifting the eyebrows.

Eyelid Lifts

Blepharoplasty is often combined with a brow lift when rejuvenating the upper face. Both the upper and lower eyelids can be carefully lifted and tightened to refresh the eyes. The extra skin and fat are removed to reduce droopy upper eyelid and bags under the eyes.

Midface/Cheek Lift

Facelifts can impact the lower cheeks but do not lift the buccal fat pads in the upper checks. A midface lift or cheek lift is needed to reshape the cheeks for a more youthful position. This can be performed with a traditional facelift to rejuvenate from the upper neck to below the eyes.


A rhytidectomy, or facelift, uses incisions near the ears to remove excess skin and elevate the skin and tissues in the lower face. This procedure defines the jawline and reduces jowls, rejuvenating the lower third of the face.

Neck Lift

A lower rhytidectomy, or neck lift, addresses the excess skin and tissue on the neck. This is often combined with a facelift to create a youthful neck and lower face.

There is not one procedure that can rejuvenate the entire face, but many procedures can be paired and completed together for less recovery time. Many people complete different lift surgeries in stages to create the desired effect. If you are interested in facial rejuvenation procedures, contact our team at the practice of Eric Cerrati, MD, FACS. Call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cerrati.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Eric Cerrati, Facial Plastic Surgery

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Ling W.

Eric is such a great doctor! He treated me as family and was very thorough and diligent. I was very nervous but he made me feel comfortable at all times especially when undertaking a 7 hour surgery. I flew in all the way from the East Coast to see him as I heard he was the best in his field. His staff is friendly and caring. You can tell he has a good heart. I recommend!

Elizabeth M.

I am one month out from my procedure with Dr. Cerrati and could not be happier with my results. From my initial inquiry to today, both the doctor and the staff could not have been more helpful. Dr. Cerrati has a wonderful team that makes scheduling, payments, and follow up questions easy. The doctor himself is attentive, happy to answer questions and did a great job of listening to my concerns and ideas, while presenting his professional opinion in a respectful and helpful way. My recovery was a breeze, thanks to his careful techniques. At just one month, I am seeing a drastic improvement in both form and function. So thankful to have Dr. Cerrati based in my home of Utah, but I would have traveled across the country to see him!

Cinaman A.

Dr. Cerrati performed a facelift (w/ neck tightening), upper and lower blepharoplasty, and CO2 laser resurfacing for me in February 2021. I’m 3.5 months post op and the results have exceeded all my expectations; beyond what I ever could have imagined. I experienced minimal pain, swelling and bruising, after my 8 hour surgery and was ready to be seen in public in less than 10 days. Dr. Cerrati and his team are without question, second to none in their field. I have been treated with nothing but the utmost professionalism, compassion, patience, kindness and unconditional support from the beginning of my journey to today. Any questions or concerns I have ever expressed have ALWAYS been given the utmost respect and Dr. Cerrati pays attention to every detail in his patient care. His artistic talent and surgical skills are remarkable. In my opinion, he is a truly gifted plastic surgeon. The best you’ll find in the industry. If you’re considering any facial plastics procedures, Dr. Cerrati, and his team, is the place to come, even if it means traveling to do so. Thank you so much for changing my life for the better and giving me back my self confidence that I was sure I’d lost forever.

Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!