A necklift involves the removing of excess skin under the chin and around
the jaw line. If you have extra fatty tissue or a “double chin”,
liposuction may be performed at the same time. This procedure is often
done in conjunction with a facelift.
Anyone who has loose, sagging skin under the chin or excess fat below the
jaw line and under the chin may benefit from a neck lift. As we age, the
skin under our chin does begin to sag. Sometimes because of weight loss
or heredity we find ourselves with more skin than we desire in the neck
area and this causes us to look older than we are. If you have a “double
chin” that does not respond to diet or exercise, you may benefit
from liposuction in that area along with a neck lift.
Prior to Surgery
As with any cosmetic surgery, the most important step in this process is
the one on one consultation with your surgeon. During this time, you will
discuss your goals and expectation. This is the time to ask questions
and voice any concerns that you might have. Together, you and your doctor
can decide the best plan of action based on your individual needs.
This surgery is an outpatient procedure and general anesthesia is used.
If you are just having liposuction in the neck area, a small incision
will be made right under the chin. A small cannula is inserted into the
incision and the excess fatty tissue is removed. If excess drooping skin
under the chin is the issue, an incision will be made behind the ear lobe
and the skin will be pulled tight. A second incision may be made under
the chin as well depending on how much excess skin needs to be removed.
In many cases, both procedures will be done at the same time to offer
optimum results. There are several options to improve the appearance of
your neck depending on your personal goals.
The benefits of a necklift are immediately obvious. You will look and feel
younger and more vibrant. The tissue around the neck will be tighter and
firmer. Your overall appearance will be enhanced.
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