Many women and men feel self-conscious about their necks – sagging skin and folds can be the result of drastic weight loss or sun damage. Natural aging and genetics also play a substantial role in the appearance of one’s neck, including the development of a double chin, drooping neck rolls, pronounced horizontal bands and deep wrinkles.
A neck lift can address all of these issues, as well as other concerns, including slack muscle tone, jowls, excess skin and a poorly defined jaw line. A neck lift is actually a combination of several procedures that are performed in conjunction in order to restore a more youthful, aesthetically-pleasing appearance to the neck area.
The extent of the surgery and procedures involved in a neck lift vary from patient to patient and depend on their desired results. For example, during a neck lift, a cervicoplasty can be performed to remove excess skin, along with minimal liposuction in order to remove isolated fat tissue from the area.
During a neck lift, a platysmaplasty can also be performed, which will remove or alter muscles in the neck. This will create a more toned, tightened look, making the patient’s neck appear rejuvenated, more smooth and taut.
Along with tightening underlying muscles and removing and redistributing excess fatty deposits, a neck lift can drastically improve the appearance of sagging skin. By addressing the lower portion of the face and the neck area as well as redefining the jaw line, the neck lift procedure makes the patient look subtly younger overall.
A neck lift can also be performed in conjunction with a facelift or other cosmetic procedure. During the consultation process, the patient will review their surgical option with Dr. Smith to determine which procedures and treatments will best help them attain the natural-looking results they desire.
Since each patient has their own unique needs, concerns and expectations, it is important to select a plastic surgeon who pays close attention to the cosmetic issues that they would like to address. An individualized consultation with a plastic surgeon who is well qualified, experienced and board-certified will help to determine which procedure is best for them.
Neck Lift Procedures in Okatie
If you are interested in learning more about the liposuction techniques and procedures we offer, or have any questions, contact us today at 843.705.8940 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.