The neck is one of the first areas to display premature signs of aging making you look older than you actually are. This can not only damage your self-esteem, but it can also cause you to become self-conscious often trying to find ways to cover up your neck area.
A neck lift, also known as platysmaplasty, can either be performed as a single procedure or as part of a facelift, depending on your individual physical needs and cosmetic goals. Age, genetics, and lifestyle choices, including sun exposure and smoking, can wreak havoc on your neck and can expedite the signs of aging.
A neck lift can address the following:
- Loose, sagging skin under the chin and jaw
- Vertical bands of excess skin around the neck
- Stubborn fat deposits under the chin and jaw
Over time, your neck skin can lose elasticity and result in lines and wrinkles appearing in the area. Your neck muscles can also become weakened only further adding to the excess skin that creates those unsightly neck folds and bands. Neck lift surgery eliminates the excess loose skin and pockets of fat as well as tightens and re-suspends the neck muscles to create a more youthful and rejuvenated neck and jawline.