Four Issues a Neck Lift Can Address

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen

Your neck makes you look aged beyond your years. When the weather is cold, you try to hide its unpleasant appearance by covering it up with scarves and turtlenecks. In warm weather, it is hard to keep it covered, so you have no option but to let it show, despite how self-conscious this makes you feel…

Does all this sound familiar to you?

If yes, then a neck lift may be the best solution to your problem. A plastic surgeon like Dr. Timothy Katzen in Beverly Hills, CA, can perform a neck lift surgery to correct the appearance of your aging neck. This effective cosmetic procedure tightens and reshapes the area on the underside of your chin and your entire neck to correct a “turkey neck” or “double chin.” The excess skin and fat are removed surgically using a tightening method that gives you a softer neckline and enhances your profile quite dramatically.

It is clear why a neck lift can boost your confidence. By removing excess neck skin, and submental fat jowls, a neck lift can create a more defined jawline. This is how, after a neck lift, you can enjoy a more youthful neckline.

The neck lift procedure can address four key issues, which are as follows:

  1. Neck Skin Laxity
    As we grow older, the ability of skin to retract is reduced. This leads to sagging skin in different parts of our body, including the neck. A neck lift can help reduce the appearance of drooping and sagging neck skin that makes you older and less attractive.

  2. Neck Muscle Laxity
    Over the years, the neck muscles (especially the platysma muscle) weaken and lose their structure and elasticity. A neck lift surgery includes a platysmaplasty or neck tightening. Tightening the muscle achieves a chiseled, 90 degree neck. Neck muscle plication sets the foundation of the neck and allows for better neck skin redrawing than neck lifts without muscle plication.

  3. Neck Fat Deposits and Buildup
    As you age, you may observe fat deposits accumulating under your chin and around your jowls. These fat deposits can be removed with neck lift surgery through combined neck liposuction or direct excision.
  4. Sub-Muscular Laxity
    The tissues present under your neck muscles may sag or droop, causing a buildup of excess neck skin on your neck. Since this pocket of tissue is difficult to reach with neck liposuction, neck lift surgery is one of the most effective treatments for minimizing sub-muscular neck laxity.

If you want to find out if you are a good candidate for a neck lift surgery or not, you should consult an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Katzen. By doing so, you can educate yourself about how the neck lift surgery is performed, its benefits, recovery, and any other questions or concerns that you may have.

Why Should I Consider Getting a Neck Lift Surgery?

If the appearance of your neck is bothering you, and you wish to look and feel younger and more beautiful, you may consider a neck lift surgery. The factors that you may want to consider before you undergo the procedure include:

Health: Good health is crucial for any cosmetic surgery. Dr. Katzen will assess your health history before the neck lift procedure and will design a treatment plan that is adequate for your health.

Self-Confidence: Even though it is important for a person to like how they look so that they can feel confident about themselves, sometimes our self-confidence is affected due to some aspect of our physical appearance. A neck lift can help you feel more confident about yourself because, after the procedure, you should look years younger and much more fit. Don’t be surprised if heads start to turn your way and you start getting a lot more attention than before!

Expectations: Neck lift surgeries have proved to be helpful for many individuals. Dr. Katzen will tell you all about the procedure so that you can establish realistic expectations before your neck surgery. When you have realistic emotional and cosmetic expectations from the neck lift procedure, you are more likely to be satisfied with the results.

Usually, Dr. Katzen uses combines the following neck lift procedures:

  • Platysmaplasty: This procedure decreases the appearance of bands in your neck by tightening the underlying muscles in your neck, called the platysma muscles.

  • Skin-SMAS-Platysma Lift: This procedure gives your neck a more toned appearance by tightening and lifting the skin and underlying fascia of your neck. This leads to long lasting neck lift results.

Each neck lift surgery is different because, like any other cosmetic procedure, it is personalized according to the person’s specific needs. A consultation with Dr. Katzen will help you decide whether the procedure is right for you and how it can give you the results that you desire.

Get a Beautiful Neck Today!

The appearance of your neck has a significant effect on how you look. If you would like to get a beautiful neck, a neck lift surgery could be the best option for you. Please call to schedule a consultation with Dr. John Timothy Katzen in Las Vegas and Beverly Hills. plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen is one of the most well-known and well-respected plastic surgeons in the region. His vast experience in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery means that he is more than qualified to perform your neck lift. Read more about him here or schedule a consultation today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.