The skin on your neck is delicate and especially vulnerable to the effects of your environment, heredity, and aging. Your neck is extremely visible and may not respond to exercise or diet. This may result in softening muscles, deep creases, skin laxity and fatty deposits developing on your jawline and neck as time passes. Sometimes platysmal or neck cording occurs, stretching from the jaw and chin to the base of the neck. This is when a neck lift surgery may be the answer for the restoration of a much more youthful neck.
Neck lift surgery offers a wide variety of benefits. The techniques are advanced, capable of rejuvenating your neck, provide a very natural looking enhancement and are custom tailored for your specific and unique goals. The benefits a neck lift include:
- Refining the contour of the neck
- Reducing any excess neck skin
- Decreasing the appearance of platysmal bands
- Minimizing the look of wrinkles and fine lines
- Contouring the jawline and chin
- Tightening the underlying neck muscles
In certain situations, the individual can benefit from a combination of neck surgery and neck liposuction. Neck liposuction helps remove any fat pockets and adds a more youthful shape to the lower portion of the face.
A Youthful and Rejuvenated Appearance
Chances are the muscles and skin in your neck will show aging signs before the rest of your body. A neck lift is an excellent option if you are not ready to have a full facelift but are interested in a more youthful appearance. Sometimes targeting neck liposuction is enough to provide the jawline and neck with a more youthful curve. In most cases, neck lift surgery is necessary for a dramatic restoration when excess neck skin is present.
There are two different types of neck lifts. These procedures can be performed together or separately. The first is called a Cervicoplasty. Cervicoplasty removes the excess neck skin and contours the excess neck tissues and fat. A procedure called a platysmaplasty is generally performed at the same time as the Cervicoplasty to tighten the muscles of the neck.
The second procedure is called the midline lift. This procedure can also be used to contour the underlying muscles and fat in the neck. There is minimal downtime for any of these procedures. In most cases, a neck lift is performed under general anesthetic on an outpatient basis.
Most individuals enjoy a short recovery period and resume their usual daily routine in about five to seven days. To find out what a neck lift with Dr. J. Timothy Katzen in Beverly Hills, CA or Las Vegas, NV can do for you, please contact his office to schedule your consultation today!