Neck Lift


Neck Lift

As we age, our skin gradually loses its elasticity, leading to sagging skin and visible signs of aging. One area where this is particularly noticeable is the neck. A neck lift is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure designed to rejuvenate the neck area, improving its appearance and restoring a youthful look. In this comprehensive guide, we'll discuss the benefits of a neck lift, the procedure itself, and what to expect during the recovery process.
What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery that aims to remove excess skin and fat from the neck area, tightening the underlying muscles and soft tissues to create a smoother, more youthful appearance. The procedure is particularly useful for addressing sagging skin (often referred to as "turkey neck"), reducing wrinkles and fine lines, and improving the overall contours of the neck and jawline.

While some people may opt for a traditional facelift on its own, combining the two procedures can provide enhanced results, as both the face and neck are revitalized and lifted synergistically. Moreover, a neck lift can be suitable for individuals who do not require a full facelift but wish to improve their neck's appearance in isolation.

Benefits of a Neck Lift Surgery

A neck lift procedure can have many benefits, some of which include:

  • Less excess skin: A neck lift is a powerful treatment for “turkey neck” where excess skin creates a loose and saggy appearance
  • Smoother and tighter appearance: Tightening of the platysma muscle which rests on either side of the front of the neck helps achieve a smoother and more youthful appearance
  • Improved facial definition: as skin on the neck and jowls lose elasticity with age, the definition of the face and jaw can be lost — a neck lift can restore this definition and “sharpen” the appearance of the jaw and chin
Schedule Your Neck Lift Consultation

Many patients who opt for a neck lift are individuals who are experiencing sagging skin, wrinkles, or excess fat around the neck that cannot be improved through non-surgical measures such as skin care or exercise. 

If you're considering a neck lift to improve your appearance and restore a more youthful look, it's vital to consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has experience in facial contouring procedures. Dr. Hayes at North Canyon Cosmetic Surgery is an experienced professional surgeon, and is here to help you achieve the look you desire and boost your confidence in your appearance.

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