Category Archives: Neck Lift

How Do I Know if I Need a Neck Lift?

Many people experience neck banding and sagging skin as they age. These changes are due to the natural effects of aging, lifestyle choices, stress, and weight fluctuations. Over time, the muscles and skin in the neck area become lax, leaving you with a “turkey neck” appearance. Neck lift surgery is a procedure designed to tighten the skin and muscles in the neck region to give you a smooth, more defined facial contour. You may be a candidate for neck lift surgery if you have one or more of the following concerns.

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Double Chin

A double chin is most often the result of weight gain; however, it can be the cause of a short neck as well. Neck liposuction may be an option to contour the look of your neck and slim down your facial appearance. If the neck has a lot of excess skin, then neck lift surgery is needed to tighten the underlying muscles and remove the excess skin.

Turkey Neck and Banding

The dreaded turkey neck is the result of weakened neck muscles, and neck banding is when the fat in the neck area has decreased enough to show those once-hidden neck muscles. Both of these changes do not make for an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Neck lift surgery can elevate and reposition the skin while tightening the muscles to reveal a more defined neckline.

Poorly Defined Jawline and Jowls

The face loses its volume over time, which causes the skin to sag and jowls to form. These jowls sometimes hang down too far and blend in with the neck region. Neck lift surgery can help, but it might be more beneficial to undergo facelift surgery as well to lift and tighten both areas to achieve a more youthful facial appearance. Facelift surgery combined with neck lift surgery lifts and tightens the mid-to-lower face and neck regions, removes excess tissue and skin, tightens the muscles, and completely rejuvenates the entire facial appearance. These two surgeries complement each other in the best way possible.

For more information about neck lift surgery and to find out if you are a candidate, please contact Dr. D’Souza at Iconic Plastic Surgery by filling out our online contact form or calling 760-637-5288.