A neck lift can address visible signs of aging by smoothing and refining the contours of the neck to create a more youthful appearance. Over time skin naturally loses some of its elasticity and may begin to sag and wrinkle. You may not be ready for a full facelift yet, but a neck lift can enhance your facial profile and boost your confidence.
The Procedure Process Explained
A neck lift or lower rhytidectomy is a common surgical cosmetic procedure. Dr. Clemenza will examine your neck and develop a detailed treatment plan, including recommendations for anesthesia to keep you comfortable and relaxed. A small incision is made behind each ear and sometimes under the chin. Excess fat and skin are removed, and tissue is repositioned and firmed to achieve a more sculpted and shapelier contour. The skin is smoothed back into place, and the incisions are carefully sutured closed to minimize any visible scarring. Any scars are generally hidden within the hairline or creases around the ear.
What Are the Benefits of Getting a Neck Lift?
A neck lift can decrease undesirable sagging skin and fat deposits under the chin and around the jowls. It can minimize the appearance of a “turkey wattle” by removing the excess skin that hangs down and adding greater definition. Tightening the skin can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles across the neck for a more youthful appearance. In addition, a neck lift can be combined with other cosmetic procedures for more comprehensive results.
How Long Will My Results Last?
It can take several weeks for the final results to take full effect, but they may last for 10 to 15 years or more if you take good care of yourself and your skin. However, a neck lift is not a permanent solution, and your skin may begin to sag again as a natural part of aging and require follow-up treatment in the future.
Learn More About Neck Lifts Today
Proactively treat sagging skin and excess fat throughout your neck with a neck lift to achieve a more defined contour and youthful silhouette. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Clemenza to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and goals. Contact Keystone OMS’s Hermitage office at (724) 981-8884 to get started.