When it comes to the time spent on beauty, the face must surely get two or three times more attention than other parts of the body. With good reason, too, because our faces and necks are more visible and harder to disguise than other parts of our bodies. But then why is it that we always forget about the neck?
If your neck is giving you away (and not in a good way), keep reading to learn about how a neck lift might be in order.
What is a neck lift?
A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves the signs of aging in the jawline and neck, most often through the removal of excess skin and fatty tissue in the area.
A neck lift can also be used to tighten muscles from the neck area, which includes under the jaw. Patients who are looking for a more tight, youthful look may benefit from a neck lift. Also, patients who have lost a significant amount of weight may be interested in a neck lift, especially if their skin has lost elasticity and is not snug against the body.
There are two procedures that may be performed separately or together, depending on your desired results. A cervicoplasty removes excess skin and places the remaining skin closer to the body, removing wrinkles and drooping. A platysmaplasty tightens the the underlying muscles of the neck and helps your neck regain its youthful firmness.
Generally, a neck lift is a procedure that takes two to three hours, and is done under anesthesia that best suits your specific procedure and your health profile.
A small incision is made under the chin or behind the ears, and then the underlying muscles may be adjusted or excised to help you regain a strong underlying form. Small amounts of skin and/or fat may also be removed during the procedure, depending on your desired results. The incisions are either stitched or surgically glued together. You will likely be able to go home the following day.
If you’re interested in a neck lift, and how it can change your profile, give us a call at (508) 334-5990 to schedule a consultation today.