Benefits of Neck Lift Surgery
No one likes to feel like they are looking old for their age. Unfortunately, certain aspects of our appearance tend to betray our advancing years much quicker than others. One of these is our neck. This is largely because, like our face, the delicate skin on our neck is much more vulnerable than that on other parts of our body. The effects of sun damage, pollution, and other environmental factors combined with the natural loss of skin elasticity and firmness that occurs as we get older means that the appearance of our neck can suffer signs of aging before many other areas of our body.
The appearance of an ‘older’ neck
There are several changes that the appearance of our neck can undergo that we perceive as less than attractive. The natural slow-down in the production of collagen and elastin mean that skin loses a lot of its original firmness and plumpness. When this happens, the skin loosens and begins to sag. Lines and wrinkles can accumulate, and the skin can fold and gather. This is often known as a ‘turkey neck’ since it resembles that of the creature by the same name. Often, facial skin also loses elasticity at the same time and when this affects the lower face, jowls can form that make the appearance of the neck seem even older.
Unless you choose to wear a turtleneck or scarves all year around, the skin of the neck is virtually impossible to hide. Fortunately, neck lift surgery can help you achieve younger, smoother neck skin.
About neck lift surgery
Although it is definitely not one of the most well-known cosmetic surgeries, an increasing number of patients are requesting neck lifts year on year, seeing that it dramatically improves the appearance of the neck so that you seem much more youthful.
The surgery itself focuses on lifting and repositioning the soft tissues of the neck so that they create smoother, tighter contours. Once the skin is in the correct place, it is secured using sutures and any excess can be cut away.
A neck lift is performed under a general anesthetic, and most patients can go home the same day. The procedure usually takes around two hours depending on how much of the skin on the neck needs to be altered.
What are the benefits of neck lift surgery?
There are a range of different benefits associated with successful neck lift surgery performed by a dedicated and experienced surgeon. These include:
Tightening the underlying muscles. This reduces the appearance of loose skin and gives the impression of weight loss.
Smoothens skin. By pulling the skin tighter, lines and wrinkles are eliminated, helping you to look younger.
Reduction in excess skin. Removing all excess skin after tightening further improves your overall appearance.
Accomplishes what diet and exercise cannot. Unfortunately, while diet and exercise are essential for transforming some areas of the body, they have little to no effect on the neck. A neck lift is the only way to improve this aspect of your appearance.
Younger appearance. If you want to look refreshed, rejuvenated and more youthful, a neck lift is one of the procedures you definitely need to consider.
Minimal scarring. The incisions in a neck lift are usually hidden in the hairline behind the ears and under the chin. This means that your neck lift is as discreet as you want it to be.
Short recovery period. In most instances, recovery is straightforward, and patients can expect to return to their usual activities within a week of their surgery.
Improved confidence and self-esteem. If you are happier with your appearance, your confidence and self-esteem will soar. If the appearance of your neck is getting you down, a neck lift can address the issues and help you feel attractive once more.
If the skin on your neck is betraying your age much more quickly than you would like, neck lift surgery could be the answer you are looking for. To find out more about this transformative procedure or to schedule a consultation with our experienced and board-certified surgeon, Dr. Jason Potter, please telephone our office today to speak to our discreet and knowledgeable team at 214-540-1420.