A neck lift is a safe and predictable plastic surgery procedure which helps restore a tauter, more youthful looking neck.
Prior to going ahead with the procedure, an experienced cosmetic surgeon will evaluate the patient’s face and neck structure, overall health condition, the level of aging signs, and their personal aesthetic objectives.
Common Cosmetic Neck Concerns
Individuals in the age bracket of 40 to 70 years may be suitable neck lift surgery candidates. Both women and men can attain equally remarkable results from this procedure. Patients typically seek neck lift surgery for the following reasons.
- Neck skin that has sustained damage due to exposure to the wind, sun, or other environmental factors
- Excess fatty pockets beneath the chin leading to a double or triple chin appearance
- Laxity in the neck skin which causes the development of the “turkey wattle” underneath the chin
- Excess fat or sagging skin underneath the jaws
Suitable Neck Lift Candidates
Good neck lift cosmetic surgery candidates are people who may be dissatisfied with the presence of excess fat or skin or both in the neck region and who are seeking a surgical procedure to restore a tauter and more youthful neck appearance.
Ideal candidates will have some degree of skin elasticity in the treatment site. In addition, the surgeon will assess the patient’s overall medical condition, previous neck surgeries (if any) and any pre-existing health conditions that may increase the risks associated with the surgery.
Presence of Skin Elasticity
In general, patients with some degree of elasticity remaining in the neck skin accomplish beautiful neck lift outcomes. At a minimum, the skin should have sufficient elasticity to support a fair amount of stretching.
The surgeon will remove the excess skin from the neck and then re-drape the remaining skin tautly over this region to eliminate wrinkles and folds. It can be difficult to attain optimal cosmetic results if the skin is very taut or thin.
Suitable for Candidates in the Age Bracket of 40 to 60 Years
People in their 40s to 60s can consider neck lift surgery to remove sagging skin “bands” and fat in the neck region. To continue on this point, this procedure also sculpts the jaw and reduces the “jowly” appearance that can occur in some patients.
It is vital to understand that a neck lift surgery cannot restore the neck to its original appearance for patients in this age group. Regardless, it can make a person appear much younger than how old they actually are.
Another benefit of neck lift surgery is that it can make it seem as if the patient has lost weight. To develop reasonable expectations from the procedure, candidates should have an in-depth consultation with their plastic surgeon.
A neck lift in combination with precision liposuction may be more appropriate for some candidates. After neck liposuction, the surgeon can tighten the loose skin to develop a desirable neck appearance.
Due to these multiple benefits, candidates between the ages of 40 and 60 seek neck lift surgery, although younger and older candidates can also undergo this procedure.
Cosmetic surgeon Roger Tsai, MD receives patients from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for neck lift.
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