A variety of genetic and environmental factors – including heredity, gravity, and stress – play a role in the loss of youthful contours in the facial features and neck. Some people feel they don’t require a full facelift procedure because the upper face has less ageing signs or it is still pleasing. However, others will note excess wrinkling and sagging of the neck skin, jowl lines, or a double chin (also called a turkey wattle).
A neck lift procedure may be an optimal solution when the integrity and elasticity of the neck area don’t match the facial appearance. It is a cosmetic procedure that tones the neck area by removing excess fat and hanging skin around your jawline. It helps create a more defined, smooth and youthful-looking neck. An elegant neck contour is associated with health, vitality, and a youthful appearance.
Why it’s done?
A neck lift is a suitable option for those who want to reduce the signs of ageing (such as wrinkles and fine lines) in the lower part of the face. This procedure is often done as part of full facelift surgery. It helps to
- Remove excess fat and sagging skin in the lower face and the neck that creates jowls
- Remove excess deposits of fats under the chin
- Tighten the loose neck skin
- Smoothen the muscle banding in the neck
How it’s done?
A neck lift is usually done under sedation and local anaesthesia. It is an outpatient procedure in which your surgery will be done in a day and doesn’t require long hospital stays.
The most commonly used procedure for a neck lift is liposuction. The surgeon makes a small incision under the chin and behind each ear. Specialized equipment suctions fat from beneath the chin and under the jawline. If the only reason for your neck lift is your neck’s appearance due to excess accumulation of fat, liposuction can be the best option for you as it gives you a more defined a subtle neck.
However, liposuction won’t correct structural neck problems that contribute to the distorted appearance of your neck. Depending on several factors, your surgeon will discuss the various types of neck lift procedures that will work best for you. The final decision will also depend on factors such as your desired outcome, cost, possible side effects, and recovery period.
Is a neck lift worth it?
The results of a neck lift surgery typically last 10 to 15 years. However, the results may vary based on the skin condition of an individual and how well the patient takes care of the skin after surgery. The procedure has a 94% worth it rating, and the people are usually very satisfied after having a neck lift.
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