Neck lift surgery is a procedure intended to remove excess skin and fat around the jaw. While this treatment cannot stop the aging process, it can refine and rejuvenate the neck.
With age, our skin loses elasticity, which causes it to sag and wrinkles to form. The neck lift addresses this issue by removing excess skin and fat around the neck, the jaw and under the chin. Aging signs in this area are caused by several factors such as genetic factors, stress, weight fluctuations and natural aging. Over time, the neck tends to show deep wrinkles, a flabby skin, excess fat and unsightly folds.
A young neck is firm, with no double-chin or muscle laxity, which is what the neck lift’s goals are. Here are the benefits of neck lift surgery
Certain habits can make the neck age faster. For instance, individuals often exposed to sun tend to forget to apply sunscreen regularly, especially in the neck area, which causes premature aging. When performed early, the neck lift can truly rejuvenate the area. The appearance of the neck will change significantly quickly after surgery and the result remains noticeable over time. The procedure will not prevent the neck area from aging, but it will always look younger than the patient’s age.
If you have a double chin, a turkey wattle appearance of the neck or very noticeable muscle banding, the neck lift can treat these issues. In case of excess fat in the neck and under the chin, the neck lift can be combined to liposuction to remove unwanted fat and thin down contours for improved definition.
The procedure typically involves tightening skin to treat skin laxity and wrinkles. Treatment areas look more toned and the fat ‘pocket’ under the chin is removed. With a neck lift, the neck area can truly look 10 years younger.
Quicker recovery for younger patients
The neck lift tends to require a relatively long recovery. However, when performed on younger patients, only a week of rest is enough to be able to get back to work and usual daily activities.
Combining the neck lift with other treatments
The neck lift can be combined with other facial rejuvenation treatments. Many patients undergo a face and neck lift to address skin laxity, wrinkles, and excess fat.