People of various ages may feel self-conscious about the appearance of their neck area. Common concerns include excessive fleshiness, a lack of definition, and reduced elasticity, often referred to colloquially as a “turkey neck.” These issues can arise due to a range of factors, including excess weight, genetic predisposition, aging, or medical conditions.
To address these concerns, a neck lift, or platysmaplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to restore a taut, youthful look to the skin beneath the chin, along the jawline, and in the neck area, particularly when it has lost elasticity and exhibits banding. This procedure is also effective in correcting a heavy neck or double chin.
A neck lift procedure involves the surgical removal of surplus skin and fat from the neck to target wrinkles that develop due to age and creases in this region, ultimately delivering a more refined and slender profile.
It’s important to note that a neck lift does not rejuvenate the facial area itself. It can be performed independently or in combination with other procedures, such as facelift and chin augmentation. When combined, these procedures can result in a comprehensive facial transformation. Additionally, a neck lift can create the illusion of weight loss.
Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Vinas, utilizes the Harmonic® Scalpel in many neck lift surgeries, which has the advantage of reducing downtime and accelerating the recovery process.
Want to see if you’re a good candidate for a neck lift or if you can benefit from a neck lift combined with other cosmetic surgery options? Schedule your initial consultation at our clinic today to get started.
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