What Does a Neck Lift Involve?


A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, can correct skin texture irregularities on the lower cheeks, along the jawline, and on the upper half of the neck. Often, mature men and women often experience age-related problems with the neck skin even though the facial skin remains smooth. A neck lift can improve the appearance of the neck skin so that the skin surface more closely matches that of the face. The neck lift is a surgical procedure, and individuals who choose this treatment should be prepared to perform both pre-surgery and post-surgery care. Recovery time depends on the extent to which the neck skin has been repositioned, but the positive effects of a neck lift can last for many years. A neck lift doesn't stop the aging process, but it can drastically improve the overall appearance of the individual.

Candidates for a Neck Lift

Good candidates for a neck lift have neck skin wrinkling and sagging that detracts from the overall appearance. Most of Dr. Katzen’s patients who decide to have this procedure experience a buildup of fatty tissue along the jawline, resulting in noticeable jowls. The neck skin may have horizontal bands or there may be a pronounced turkey wattle, which is indicative of loose neck skin.

Consultation and Procedure

First, Dr. Katzen will carefully examine the neck and jawline and determine the cause of your neck sagging or folding. If these are the result of fat deposits or brittle neck skin that no longer contains adequate collagen, Dr. Katzen may suggest a neck lift as a viable treatment option. Dr. Kazen will outline the procedure in detail and give you information on how to prepare. The details of each procedure vary depending on your individual wants and needs. During the procedure, Dr. Katzen may remove fat and/or muscle tissue. The remaining neck skin may be pulled tight in order to achieve a younger, more refreshed appearance. The end result is smoother skin with less visible wrinkling and signs of aging.

Less Jowls and Smoother Neck Skin

A neck lift may sound like a complicated procedure, but it's really very simple, especially when it is performed by a skilled, plastic surgeon like Dr. J. Timothy Katzen. This procedure may be just what you have been looking for to achieve your cosmetic goals. For your convenience, J. Timothy Katzen has locations in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. Contact Dr. Katzen today to schedule a consultation to learn more information about a neck lift!

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