One of the most obvious signs of aging is a hanging neck. Frequently this excess tissue makes us look significantly older and heavier than we really are. In contrast to the youthful neck that is taut and smooth, gravitational forces cause our skin, muscle and fat to sag.
The benefits of necklift surgery are that it can remove the unpleasant bands that become more prominent over time, give the neck a more angular look as seen in the youthful face, and remove fullness under the chin where fat has a tendency to accumulate.
Necklifting works by removing the excess skin and fat but more importantly to re-suspend the underlying tissues in a manner that reproduces your youthful appearance. The incisions are hidden behind the ears and underneath the chin. Adjuncts and alternatives to necklifting include Botox (for platysmal bands), liposuction, chin implants and facelift.
The look and contour of the neck can have a dramatic impact on a person’s appearance. Excess fat in the neck can be unsightly and give the aura of a heavy face despite natural facial features. Weight loss can help but for some, losing fat in the area under the chin can be quite a challenge.
One way to address the fat accumulation in the neck is to perform liposuction for this region. It can help to take away the double chin, the fullness and the ‘heavy neck’ appearance. It is a procedure than can be done in conjunction with a neck lift, but can also be performed independently. Essentially, in a controlled manner we are able to help improve the contour of the neck by removing unwanted fat. What is created is a new and improved look and, more importantly, a neck that accentuates the facial features you want people to focus on.
Neck liposuction is a safe procedure that can have excellent results in the right person. We would be delighted to discuss the options with you, and address whether this could be the right procedure for you.