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Restore a Youthful Appearance and More with a Neck Lift

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The neck can be a tricky area of the body. Its skin is susceptible to sun damage. Its muscles may become weak and loose along with that sun-damaged skin. In the uppermost part of the neck, just under the chin, the effects of aging may allow small fatty deposits to develop, giving way to a double chin. It is when these effects combine when many people consider a neck lift.

Neck lift surgery is performed for several benefits that are not gained with a facelift alone. It is for this reason that a lot of patients choose to combine these two techniques. One improves the lower face, and one improves its frame. Through this limited-incision surgery, a patient can obtain benefits such as:

  • Improved chin and jawline contours
  • Tighter muscles below the chin
  • Smoother skin, reduced platysmal bands
  • Tighter, younger-looking skin (no more turkey neck or crepey skin)
  • Thinner looking neck

A Youthful and Rejuvenated Appearance Through Neck Lift Surgery

As much as we’ve come to observe the face for signs of aging, it has become easy to overlook the neck. Studies suggest that the neck is one of the very first areas of the body that will show the signs of aging. In some cases, patients achieve the results they desire with a neck lift alone, no facelift needed. When necessary, minor liposuction can also be included to remove fatty deposits that create the appearance of a double chin.

Techniques may differ based on the problem that needs correcting. Cervicoplasty is a surgical technique in which fat, connective tissue, and skin are tightened and trimmed for a smoother appearance. Platysmaplasty is a technique that addressed loose neck muscles, those that result in horizontal lines, usually in the mid-neck area. Platysmaplasty is also sometimes referred to as a midline lift for this reason.

Neck lift surgery typically incurs a short recovery period of five to seven days. After this short time, patients resume normal activities with very few remnant side effects like swelling or bruising.

Learn more about neck lift surgery and how it can refresh your appearance. Call 303.399.7662 to schedule a consultation in our Denver plastic surgery office.