When it comes to aging, most of us will look in the mirror and find that changes of the face and neck are the most noticeable. You might be able to exercise until your body is buff and looking twenty years younger than your peers, but your face is likely to show your true age.
For a lot of us, these changes and scary and unwelcome – “I still feel young!”, you say! You might think that you’re starting to look like your parents. Thankfully, with advances in technology, you can now look as young as you feel.
Cosmetic facial surgery, or facial rejuvenation, can help to correct the signs of aging. In the neck region, signs of aging will be loose neck skin – often referred to as a turkey gobbler, excess fat underneath the chin, or a double chin, and a form of muscle banding occurring in the neck
A neck lift, or a lower rhytidectomy, is a form of plastic surgery that can help to correct these signs of aging and help you to look and feel more youthful again. There is no need to feel helpless against the signs of aging.
In a neck lift, there are incisions made underneath your chin, or behind your ears (or both), that tighten up the muscles around your neck. Excess skin is removed to get rid of that loose skin effect that is seen so commonly. This may be combined with some facial liposuction if there is also excess fat underneath the chin.
Neck lifts are often performed for younger patients who are showing premature aging in the neck region, or for those over 50 that are noticing significant sag in the area. Those that have previously undergone liposuction under the chin may find they need a neck lift as they get older. You can combine a neck lift with a face lift for a more comprehensive lift if your neck is only part of the issue. This will help with tightening up sagging jowls, which are often a common occurrence alongside a sagging neck.
For patients who undergo a neck lift, there is an expected main recovery time of around two weeks, with ongoing recovery obviously as well. The procedure itself will take between one and three hours to complete.
Cosmetic surgery is there to make us feel more youthful, fresh, and confident. The benefits that it can bring about can give you a massive boost and the effects are long lasting. Schedule an appointment with a qualified surgeon to find out more about your options.