The neck is one of the first places where we show our age. Fatty jowls, a “turkey wattle,” vertical banding and horizontal creases all work together to make us look older than we feel. A neck lift enhances the appearance of the neck by tightening the skin and underlying muscles and improving the contour of the jawline. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with liposuction, a facelift, or a cheek lift but may also be done as a stand-alone procedure.
When to Consider a Neck Lift
If you have a turkey wattle that makes you look much older than your age
If you feel your neck is too fat
If you have lost the distinct jawline of your youth and want to restore it
If you have excess skin and wrinkles on your neck
Can significantly improve your neck and jawline
Can be done as a stand-alone procedure if other facial surgery is not needed or desired
Can provide you with a more youthful profile
Your neck may feel tight for months after surgery
Possible fluid accumulation or bleeding after surgery
May make your other facial aging more noticeable if only the neck has been treated
Am I a good candidate for a neck lift?
The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider neck lift:
You desire a sleeker neck with a distinct jawline that separates your neck from your face