It is not just a person’s face that betrays their age. In fact, one of the most noticeable symptoms of aging is skin hanging underneath the neck. To combat this common sign of aging, many opt to have a neck lift performed.
A neck lift is designed to improve the visible signs of aging that appear around the jawline and around the neck, including excessive skin or skin relaxation in the lower face that leads to jowls.
The procedure will also address deposits of fat under the chin, loose skin on the neck and muscle banding on the neck, which leads to weird contours.
Why is a Neck Lift Needed?
Gravity, heredity and other stresses from the environment wreak havoc on a person’s appearance. Gravity causes a person’s skin to pull down over time. Many people feel that they are not ready to get a complete facelift because the upper part of their face still looks relatively young.
However, when they see that they have a double chin or what is referred to as turkey waddle around their neck, they want to get something done. When a person’s neck area does not match the youthful appearance of their face, a neck lift is a good option.
While a neck lift can improve a person’s appearance, it will not fundamentally change the way you look. A neck lift will not stop you from getting older.
Additionally, non-surgical, non-invasive procedures are no substitute for a neck lift. They cannot produce the same results.
Who are Good Candidates?
A good candidate for a neck lift is a person who is a healthy, does not have medical conditions that make it difficult for them to heal, is a non-smoker and is in good emotional and mental health.
For a neck lift to be beneficial, the individual having the procedure done must also have realistic expectations.
How is the Procedure Performed?
A neck lift procedure is broken down into multiple steps. First, the patient is given anesthesia. During the procedure, fat is sculpted and redistributed.
Neck tissue may be repositioned, and muscles are tightened. Skin is re-draped over the new contour, and excess skin is removed. The final results will leave the patient feeling and looking more youthful with a rested appearance.
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Located in San Antonio, the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas offers neck lift procedures as a way for patients to look and feel years younger.
Dr. Jeneby, our board-certified plastic surgeon, is committed to providing long-lasting results that make it look like you had no work done at all. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.