If you have spent lots of time looking down at your phone, tablet or even printed books, you may find your neck has developed deep horizontal grooves where it naturally folds when you tilt your head forward. These lines are a normal part of aging, but daily activities can speed up the process, especially if you have concentrated your skin care routine on your face and avoided the neck area. In fact, for some people, it is the neck that gives away their real age, despite having youthful, glowing facial features. Fortunately, an aging neck can be addressed with a neck lift.
What Does a Neck Lift Procedure Treat?
Horizontal lines on the neck are not the only signs of aging in this area. You may also develop a bulging fat pad (know as the ‘turkey waddle’ or ‘turkey neck’) or neck cords that stick out beneath the skin. These cords are caused by small separations of muscles in the neck. You may also experience excess, drooping skin along the jawline, which can make your jaw look rounded instead of youthful and angular.
In younger patients, Botox® may be able to slow down the signs of aging, but once the aging is apparent, a neck lift is the appropriate choice. When combined with a facelift, it creates an entirely rejuvenated look to the face, eliminates the mismatch between different areas and looks completely natural.
Why Combine a Neck Left and Facelift?
A facelift will address the area near your jawline, but not your entire neck. Without addressing this area, you may end up with a neck that appears even older than it did prior to the facelift. Only a proper neck lift can treat the area below the jaw, creating the pleasing angle between the chin, jaw and neck.
To fully restore your neck’s youthful appearance, surgeons often use a combination of liposuction, muscle tightening and skin removal. The skin removal can only be done with a facelift incision, where the incision is placed around the ears. To ensure the best results and the most natural overall appearance, contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery today to discuss your neck lift options.
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