There’s an old saying that you can tell someone’s age by their neck. However, that is no longer true with neck rejuvenation. Also called a neck lift, this procedure tightens the muscles around the neck while smoothing the area by removing sagging skin and extra fat. This leads to a more youthful appearance while improving the look of your jawline.
As people age, their skin loses elasticity and begins to droop and sag. This is especially prominent around the neck where extra skin and fat can create a "wattle" or a "turkey neck." This adds years to a person's appearance, but a neck lift can turn back the clock!
There are two methods of performing a neck lift. A traditional method begins with an incision at the sideburn area by the hairline, extending around the ear and to the back of the hairline. There, fat and tissue can be resculpted or redistributed and the platysma muscle may be tightened. If fat needs to be removed, a second incision under the chin can be made for liposuction.
A limited incision neck rejuvenation or neck lift works in the same way, though the incisions are much smaller and the outcome is usually not as dramatic. This is ideal for small adjustments. Many people choose to pair a neck lift with other procedures like a face lift or brow lift for maximum results.
Your neck does not have to tell your age! With the help of Dr. Ortiz, a board certified Raleigh plastic surgeon, you can turn back the clock on your appearance and experience boundless confidence. For over 20 years, Dr. Ortiz has helped women and men look and feel their best and strives to help every patient feel comfortable and confident in the procedure. Get started by scheduling your personalized consultation at our Raleigh plastic surgery center by calling us at 919-532-2270 or complete our online contact form below.