Have you been noticing a turkey-wattle-like sagging of tissue below your chin every time you look in the mirror? The skin on our neck becomes loose and starts to hang over a period of time due to unavoidable factors such as age, gravity, and stress. Fortunately, you can get your neck back to the way it was in your 20s and 30s with a neck lift.
What Is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift, or a lower rhytidectomy, is a type of cosmetic surgery that helps improve the appearance of the neck and jawline by doing one or more of the following:
• Removing excess fat and skin from the neck and jawline that can lead to drooping and the creation of jowls
• Removing excess fatty deposits underneath the chin
• Removing or tightening the platysma muscles in the neck that have become loose over time and have led to the creation of abnormal neck contours
• Tightening the skin of the neck, stretching it back, and fixating it
Why Go for A Neck Lift?
A neck lift can help improve the overall look of your chin and neck and add back youthfulness and firmness by erasing or reversing all the signs of aging that have affected the neck region. The best part about a neck lift is how specific and focused it is – the rest of the face does not need to be changed.
A neck lift can help repair excessive hanging and wrinkling of the skin underneath the chin and neck. In some cases, this can look like a turkey wattle. With excess fat, it can appear as a double chin, which can stand out in photographs and become embarrassing.
How Is a Neck Lift Performed?
A typical neck lift lasts two to three hours. Either general or local anesthesia with IV sedation may be chosen depending on the complexity of the surgery and the comfort of the patient.
The scope of the neck lift will depend on the discussions that the plastic surgeon has had with the patient beforehand and how much skin, tissue, and fat they want to be removed. A neck lift may involve just a simple and straightforward liposuction procedure to remove excess fat deposits from the neck.
A more complex neck lift can involve stretching, restructuring, and tightening the underlying neck muscles and removing excess skin and fat. After this, the remaining skin is redraped, and the incisions are sutured closed. This will help achieve a tighter and firmer neck.
Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon
Choosing the right plastic surgeon for your neck lift is vital, as this can help you achieve your desired aesthetic results comfortably and without complications. For a neck lift you can be proud of, it’s best to visit Dr. Brian Eichenberg.
Dr. Eichenberg, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied patients, will be happy to discuss the details of the neck lift procedure with you during a consultation at our office.
View our neck lift patient gallery and contact our Riverside County office at (951) 506-1040 to schedule your consultation.