Sagging Neck – Double Chin – Turkey Neck -Need a Lift?
You spend hours each week working out to maintain your physique and practicing good dental hygiene to keep your smile bright, but the one thing you can’t control or hide is the natural sign of aging which occurs around your face and neck. With age the skin and muscles around our neck and jaw start to loosen and sag leaving behind loose skin and folds that may leave you feeling self-conscious. Many men find that common symptoms such as loose skin, double chin, and sagging jowls keep them from looking as young as they feel, but there is a solution.
Neck lift surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed on men. By tightening the skin and muscles around your neck, a neck lift can rejuvenate the contours of your neck making your jawline more prominent. Neck lift surgery can be performed by itself, but your plastic surgeon may recommend that this procedure be done alongside a mini-facelift, facelift or liposuction for best results. If you’ve experienced a loss of definition, a loose “turkey wattle” appearance, or vertical bands in your chin or neck region then a neck lift may be the procedure that can turn back the hands of time.
The Why and How of a Neck Lift
Your skin is resilient but as you age the rate of new skin cells being produced slows down and collagen and elastin become weaker. Age can be a factor in loose sagging skin but environmental factors and/or weight loss can also contribute. The South Florida lifestyle can be tough on your skin with yearlong outdoor activities and exposure to the harsh sun. Weight loss can lead to loose skin and folds under your chin and around your neck. Excess fat stretches the skin and leaves it slightly less elastic once the weight is lost. This prevents your skin from “snapping” back into place leaving those folds under the chin that we all dread. If the skin under your chin is sagging or droopy a neck lift can aid you in regaining that youthful feeling by helping to remove those problem areas around your neck and jaw.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure and a sedative is used with local anesthetic, so immediate recovery is quicker. Incisions are made around the ears with a smaller incision under the chin. While excess skin and fat are being removed the neck muscles are tightened for longer lasting results. Liposuction and a facelift may also be performed based on your aesthetic goals.
If you were looking for a non-surgical resolve to fix your double chin, you can ask your plastic surgeon if you are a candidate for Kybella®. Kybella® is FDA approved to treat and improve the appearance of a double chin due to fat.
Neck Lift Recovery
After your procedure a dressing and compression garment are used to increase your comfort and recovery. Two weeks following a neck lift procedure most patients are able to partake in regular social activities again and experience a full recovery only four to six weeks after their procedure. Incisions for neck lifts are discreetly placed around your ear and jaw line, so the only thing anyone will be noticing after your procedure and recovery are your great results. Though neck lifts can work wonders around your neck, it is still important to take care of your body so make sure that you get plenty of rest following your procedure.
Neck Lift in Naples, Florida
Dr. Paul Gardner of Gardner plastic Surgery, located in Naples, Florida, meets with each patient to discuss their aesthetic goals and to create a unique plan of action that will produce the best results for each individual. Discover a new you, come and see what makes us one of the finest plastic surgery centers in Naples, FL. To learn more, please schedule a consultation with us today. 239.566.2611