As we age, our neck can begin to show signs of aging. The once smooth, firm skin may develop wrinkles, sag, or begin to resemble what is commonly referred to as a “turkey neck.” These aesthetic concerns, while natural, may be something that you are looking to resolve.
For some, the solution may be a neck lift procedure. At Feldmar Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, CA, we offer several different neck lift options to cater to your concerns and goals. Under the skilled hands of Dr. David Feldmar, a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, your neck lift procedure can help you regain a smooth and contoured neck and jawline. As a leading authority in the field, Dr. Feldmar ensures every patient receives the optimal solution for their neck concerns.
What Is a Neck Lift Procedure?
A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgery that is used to improve certain aesthetic concerns in the neck and jawline. This is done by removing excess skin and fat, tightening underlying muscles, and re-draping the skin of the neck and lower face to make it appear more youthful.
What Can a Neck Lift Treat?
- Sagging Skin: The procedure can remove excess, sagging skin that creates a “turkey neck” appearance.
- Excess Fat: Through liposuction, a necklift can reduce the presence of fat under the chin, often referred to as a “double chin”.
- Neck Banding: The procedure can soften or eliminate neck bands or vertical lines on the neck.
- Lack of Definition: A necklift can restore contour and definition to the neck and jawline area.
- Wrinkles: The surgery can help smooth out skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the neck.
What Are the Different Types of Neck Lifts?
One solution for certain neck concerns is liposuction which primarily addresses excess fat in the neck and chin area. In this form of neck lift surgery, a small incision is made under the chin or behind the ears. A cannula, a thin, hollow tube, is then inserted to suction out the fat. This procedure can significantly enhance the neck’s contour, providing a more defined and youthful appearance.
Cervicoplasty is a procedure designed to remove excess or sagging skin in the neck area. This type of neck lift involves making an incision under the chin and/or behind the ears. The skin is then lifted, and the excess skin is trimmed away. For those who have less extensive signs of aging, a mini neck lift could be a good option. This involves smaller incisions and less skin removal, resulting in a shorter recovery time compared to a full cervicoplasty.
The final type of neck lift is platysmaplasty, sometimes known as a deep neck lift. This procedure addresses vertical banding in the neck which can occur as a result of aging or weight loss. During a platysmaplasty, incisions are made under the chin or behind the ears, and the neck muscles (the platysma) are tightened and sutured together to create a smoother, firmer neck profile. This is considered a deep neck lift as it involves altering the underlying muscle structure, providing more dramatic and lasting results.
What Are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?
Improved Neck Contour and Definition
One of the primary benefits of a neck lift procedure is the improved contour and definition it brings to the neck. By removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying tissues, a neck lift can enhance the overall aesthetic of your profile.
Neck lifts can offer a rejuvenated appearance because of smoothed wrinkles and lines. A neck lift can help to address the common signs of aging, such as loose, wrinkled skin on the neck.
Enhanced Jawline and Chin Appearance
Neck contouring during a neck lift also significantly enhances the appearance of the jawline and chin. By reducing excess fat and sagging skin in the neck and lower face area, the jawline becomes more defined, providing a sharper, more attractive facial contour.
A More Youthful Appearance
Among the neck lift benefits is the more youthful appearance that results from the procedure. By addressing the common signs of aging in the neck area, a neck lift can help you look as young and vibrant as you feel.
A neck lift offers results that are not only immediately noticeable but also long-lasting. While the procedure cannot stop the aging process, it can “set back the clock” visually and the results can last for many years.
Improved Neck Comfort and Function
While the aesthetic benefits are significant, a neck lift can also improve physical comfort. Excess skin and fat in the neck can cause discomfort or even difficulty with certain movements. By removing this excess tissue, a neck lift can enhance not only your appearance but your comfort and mobility as well.
A Customized Approach
Every individual is unique, and so are their aesthetic goals and needs. That’s why we tailor every neck lift procedure to the individual. Whether you need a full neck lift, a mini lift, or a combination of procedures, we’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that delivers the best possible results.
Rejuvenate Your Neck With a Neck lift
While a neck lift can enhance your appearance, giving you a more youthful, contoured neck and jawline, it can also be a significant decision to move forward with surgery. At Feldmar Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, CA, we take the time to help you make these decisions through detailed consultations and one-on-one care. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, please reach out to us at (310) 820-2111 or complete our online form.