A smooth neck and crisp jawline is a quintessential mark of youth. In this matter, our necks are not always our friends. They give us away, often showing the first signs of aging. Our necks show evidence of sun damage much faster than the face. While the face is often the first place we look to blame for appearing older, the neck may be the true culprit.
While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with neck fat, most would agree the most effective way to target both fat and sagging is a neck lift. Unlike liposuction, a neck lift will tighten the neck. It is a quick way to reduce jowls, eliminate a double chin and tighten the neck skin. It can also target muscle banding in the neck, which creates abnormal or lumpy contours.
If the aging of your neck is more mature than the aging of your face, you may be a good candidate for neck rejuvenation. A typical patient doesn’t want to treat the whole face with a facelift, but wants a solution for the loss of elasticity and excess fat in the neck area.
The surgery often involves the plastic surgeon making small incisions in front of and behind the ears and occasionally below the chin. Fatty tissue is sometimes removed, and the skin is repositioned around the muscle and tightened. Finally, the incisions are closed with stitches.
The final results will leave you with a more youthful and rested appearance! The skin will appear tighter and smoother. It may take several weeks for the swelling to fully subside. The neck lift received a 95 percent “Worth It” rating on Real Self.
If you are interested in achieving a smoother neck, crisper jawline and overall more youthful appearance, schedule a consultation today!