For many men and women who are considering facial surgery procedures, like a face lift or brow lift, many of them are also interested in tightening and lifting the saggy neck tissue during the same procedure.
Remember the old Palmolive commercials (or maybe you have seen them on youtube), where it was claimed that our hands are one of the first ‘parts’ to show aging? While there is truth to the claim, no matter what else we ‘do right’ or how well-preserved we are, our neck can be a dead giveaway. As we age, and gravity has its way, we may end up with a “waddle” or turkey neck. There are many ways to tighten this area.
A necklift can be accomplished with a single, or a combination of, procedures that will ‘pick up the slack’ and either reverse, or circumvent the inevitable ‘turkey wattle’. Your surgeon will discuss whether to use liposuction, lipodissolve (fat-melting mesotherapy – we discuss this procedure in another section of this blog), a surgical ‘skin lift’ (like a facelift, with incisions) or combination of procedures. Sometimes, the necklift is done in conjunction with a facelift – so, there is a ‘total youthful effect’. In many cases, doing one without the other is rather like getting a lip augmentation, to frame chipped teeth, the wonderful results of one procedure might serve to call attention to the neglected area.
If you are having a “skin-only” neck lift, your surgeon makes two incisions under or behind the ear and then loosens the skin and redrapes it before removing any excess skin. If you are having a platysmaplasty (where a section of the playtysma muscle is re-sectioned and shortened) with a skin lift, you may have a small incision under the chin along with the ones behind or under your ear. In each case, your surgeon will then rearrange and tighten the remaining skin and muscle to improve the look, and natural contours of the neck and throat area. After your surgery, a compression or pressure dressing will be fitted to your head, and wrapped under your chin, to keep your new chin and neckline taut.
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