The neck is one of the first parts on the body to show significant signs of aging. Genetics, sun damage or significant weight loss may exacerbate these issues or cause them to develop prematurely. Many people wish that they could achieve the smoother, nicely contoured neck that they formerly enjoyed.
Fortunately, the talented plastic surgeons at Facial Aesthetic Concepts can help patients with this request — with neck lift. The surgery can tackle several issues, including:
Jowls are the sagging skin that forms just beneath the jawline. Because fat sinks lower on the face and skin loses its elasticity with age, almost everyone eventually develops jowls. Fortunately, reattaining a sharp jawline is possible with neck lift. The surgery removes excess skin to add definition back to the jawline and chin.
As collagen production decreases in the body, skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag. The muscles that help to hold skin in place also weaken, further exaggerating this sag. Surplus fat in this area can cause the skin to stretch and fold, creating the appearance of a “turkey neck,” the dangling neck typically associated with a turkey. With neck lift, Dr. Gangnes or Dr. Brandon excises the loose skin and fat. Once the neck has been tightened, the turkey neck should disappear.
The platysma muscles in the neck get weaker with age, causing them to become visible through the skin. When skin loses its elasticity and fat sinks, these vertical bands are further accentuated. Because platysma bands are a clear sign of aging, people want to minimize their appearance. Neck lift is the best lasting solution for this problem. During this surgery, Dr. Gangnes or Dr. Brandon can reattach and tighten these muscles so that the bands no longer stand out so prominently.
Lines and wrinkles are not just limited to the face — over time, they also appear on the neck. With neck lift, our surgeons effectively minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Because these lines are associated with old age, achieving a smoother neck helps a patient to look younger.
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If your neck makes you look older than you feel and you would like to make some improvements, have a conversation with the facial surgery experts at Facial Aesthetic Concepts. These board-certified plastic surgeons can transform your neck with results that last a decade or more. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Gangnes or Dr. Bryan Brandon, please call (949) 313-2600.