A neck lift is a commonly administered cosmetic treatment in the United States. Also called a lower rhytidectomy, this procedure can be used to address multiple signs of aging in the neck and jawline. For people with jowl lines, a double chin, or a “turkey wattle,” a neck lift can be a long-lasting cosmetic solution.
What Does a Neck Lift Involve?
A traditional neck lift involves an incision that starts at the hairline, roughly at the position of the sideburn and continues around the ear to the back of the head, below the hairline. The tissue below the neck skin is then lifted, and some neck muscles may be tightened. The fat in this area will also be sculpted or redistributed.
Once the tissue at the neck and jawline have been lifted and sculpted, the skin will be placed back over the treatment area. Any excess skin will be removed, and the incision will be closed with sutures.
What Are the Results of a Neck Lift?
An individual may opt to have a neck lift because, while their face is still lifted and smooth, the skin on their neck appears wrinkled or loose. In this scenario, a neck lift will give the patient a rejuvenated appearance without the need for a full facelift. A neck lift may also be performed in conjunction with a facelift if signs of aging are apparent on both the face and the neck.
A neck lift will result in:
- Reduced wrinkles and folds
- Less excess skin in the neck
- Tightened neck muscles
- A more defined chin and jawline
The results of a neck lift are long-lasting. As bruising and swelling from the procedure fade, you’ll see remarkable improvements to the appearance of the neck. Just be sure to protect your neck from the sun as the treatment area heals and avoid putting pressure on the sutures.
Contact us today to learn more about neck lift surgery and how it could benefit you.