It really is not up to the patient’s preferences at all if they have a neck lift alone. It’s really dictated by anatomy and needs. Maybe better to say something like, “The neck can also show signs of aging by developing creases and sagging skin. A neck lift can be performed on its own or in combination with a facelift, depending on your individual needs.
As we age, the skin and soft tissue of the face can sag and fine lines and wrinkles become more noticeable. But just because these changes are part of the natural aging process we all experience doesn’t mean you have to accept them. Getting a facelift can completely transform a person’s appearance and make them look and feel years younger.
Eyelids will naturally begin to droop as a person gets older. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, tightens the eyelids to give your eyes a brighter, more refreshed appearance. Whether surgery is done on the upper or lower eyelids, blepharoplasty is an effective procedure to help rejuvenate the eyes and make you look more vibrant.
Choosing a plastic surgeon can be daunting. What sets Dr. Gage apart is his willingness to take the time to get to know you and understand your unique goals and needs. By knowing you better, he is then able to create a highly individualized treatment plan to assure you get the beautiful, natural result you are looking for.
“I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Gage! I first met him following a breast cancer diagnosis requiring a mastectomy where he managed all aspects of my reconstruction. Not only did he do a fantastic job on my reconstruction, but he was always so kind and understanding and turned into a true bright spot in one of the darkest times of my life…”
– Chrissy P.
“Dr. Gage is a wonderful plastic surgeon and a great caring person. Dr. Gage did my reconstruction after my breast cancer mastectomy. The reconstruction surgery also involved a ‘lift’ on my other breast to obtain a symmetrical appearance of both breasts. This process does take many visits but this gave us the chance to really get to know Dr. Gage and his staff… We give them all an A+!”
“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Dr. Gage. He was so compassionate and encouraging to me as I had breast reconstruction after a double mastectomy as part of my cancer treatment. Very thorough and spent the time to answer any questions or concerns I had.”
As you consider having plastic surgery, Dr. Gage wants to ensure you have the knowledge you need to make the best possible decision. Please take the time to browse through our video library to learn more about some of the procedures Dr. Gage offers, and bring any questions you may have to your initial consultation with Dr. Gage.
Dr. Gage enjoys using his surgical skill and artistry to benefit both children and adults. A core part of his practice focuses on caring for children with clefts and other craniofacial differences. Dr. Gage will soon join Dr. Russell Griffiths and the team at the Idaho Cleft and Craniofacial Institute to provide cleft and craniofacial care to children and adults in the Boise area and throughout the mountain west. He also travels annually to South America to care for children with less access to the plastic surgery care they need.
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However, life brings changes, and I am excited to announce the next chapter in my professional life. In June 2023, I will be moving to Boise, Idaho, and joining forces with another experienced pediatric cleft and craniofacial surgeon, Dr. Russell Griffiths, MD. Together, we will continue to advance the mission of The Idaho Cleft and Craniofacial Institute, the only ACPA-approved cleft and craniofacial team in the state of Idaho. While this will certainly be a big move for me and my family, I am excited about this amazing opportunity to provide exceptional, personalized pediatric cleft and craniofacial care to those in the mountain west.
For my St. Louis patients and families, please feel free to contact me if you would like any doctor recommendations or help in establishing care with a new cleft team. And of course, if you would like to come and visit me in Boise, I would be happy to provide care to you and your family there. Boise is an amazing place to visit all four seasons of the year, so perhaps you could combine a follow-up visit with a mountain biking excursion, some fly fishing, or winter snow skiing!
For the families in Boise, I look forward to meeting you and continuing the legacy of excellence in pediatric plastic surgery care established by Dr. Griffiths. I am eager to add to that legacy and help grow the practice further.
Again, it has been an absolute privilege and honor to take care of pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery patients in St. Louis. Thank you all for making the last 11 years in St. Louis memorable and immensely rewarding. I can’t wait to see what the next 20 years will bring!
Earl Gage, MD