A neck lift is a great procedure for an individual who is experiencing excess skin and muscle laxity on the neck. As we age, the skin on the neck can become loose and slack, excess fat and skin relaxation can create jowls, fatty deposits form under the chin, and muscle banding make the neck appear visibly aged.
More specifically, good candidates generally have one or more of the following issues:
• Muscle banding: Muscle banding is caused by the relaxation of the neck muscles and a loss of youthful fat. These vertical bands can develop following weight loss or as we age. You can develop the appearance of vertical bands along the front of your neck or along the sides, down towards your collar bone. Improving vertical banding can restore youthful fullness to your neck.
• “Turkey Neck”: Lax neck muscles and excess skin along the midline of the neck can contribute to the appearance of a turkey neck, which can appear as redundant folds of skin along the neck. Tightening techniques are used to treat this laxity. A neck lift can create a tighter, firmer neck profile that enhances your overall appearance.
• Double chin: Excess fat or skin under the chin can lead to a double chin. A distended pooch under the jaw can be caused by weight gain or the tissues becoming lax with age. A double chin can cause men and women to appear heavier than they are, or it can obscure the attractive definition that many struggles to achieve along their jawline.
A comprehensive neck lift consultation with Dr. Hancock or Dr. Nachlas is the best way to determine if you are a candidate. After examining your face and neck and having a thorough understanding of your concerns and anti-aging goals, Dr. Hancock and Dr. Nachlas will discuss both non-invasive and surgical approaches, when appropriate. Unlike other plastic surgeons who may only recommend neck lift surgery, Dr. Hancock and Dr. Nachlas have an innovative perspective of customizing surgical and non-surgical treatments for the neck and the face to comprehensively address signs of aging.