Excess fat, loose, sagging skin, and prominent bands of the neck are some of the hallmarks of the aging face. These may be seen following weight loss or gain, and are more often due to the effects of age, gravity, and heredity. Neck lift surgery corrects the excess fat of the neck, and depending upon the degree of laxity, a neck lift can modify and tighten the underlying muscles and connective tissue as well as tighten the loose, sagging skin. Neck lift produces more definition of your face, accentuation of your jaw line, and a more youthful appearance. There are a variety of neck lift techniques available to you, and the appropriate technique will be tailored to your specific needs.
1. The Procedure
In the very mildest form, where fatty excess predominates with mild skin laxity and good elasticity, a “suction neck lift”, incorporating liposuction alone, may be appropriate. For moderate laxity with “banding” of the muscles, a neck lift with platysmaplasty (where the drooping or banded muscles of the neck are released and tightened) with or without liposuction may be appropriate. For more significant laxity, the classical neck lift procedure is performed, most often in conjunction with a face lift, producing rejuvenation of the face and neck together. The underlying muscles are tightened, and excess skin is trimmed producing a sharper more youthful neckline. These neck lift techniques produce a more sculpted jaw line and a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Flagg and Dr. Galloway are board certified plastic surgeons committed to helping you achieve your ideal appearance. To learn more about neck lifts, contact the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Michigan at 248-440-0735.