handsome older manAs people age, the skin often often loosens around their neck and jaw line. Treatment of these folds and fatty deposits does not always require a full facelift. Patients who choose neck lift surgery are often happy with the appearance of their features, but feel a tighter neck and jaw will rejuvenate their appearance. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering a neck lift.

What Does Neck Lift Surgery Treat?

  • Fatty deposits and sagging skin on the lower face that creates jowls
  • Fat deposits under the chin
  • Loose or sagging skin around the neck and jaw line
  • Muscle banding in the neck
  • Loose skin, fatty deposits, and muscle banding in the neck caused by aging, heredity, stress, or environmental conditions

Who Is a Candidate for a Neck Lift?

Good neck lift candidates are men or women who are unhappy with the appearance of their neck or jowls. They may have a double chin, jowl lines, a “turkey wattle,” or a jaw line that doesn’t match the smoothness of their face. Candidates for a neck lift also:

  • Have reasonable expectations for the procedure
  • Have not been pressured into surgery by a friend or loved one
  • Are non-smokers or willing to quit smoking as recommended by their doctor
  • Are generally healthy, with no conditions that may cause complications or impair healing

What to Ask Dr. Brantner

  • What are my facial rejuvenation options?
  • What is the process of neck lift surgery?
  • Do you have recommendations for the aesthetics of my procedure?
  • What will the recovery process be like?

Ready to schedule your surgical consultation? Call Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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