A neck lift addresses the neck and eliminates saggy neck skin, muscular bands, and excess fat that reduce the appearance of a smooth and defined neck and/or tight jawline.
Neck Lift Surgical Techniques
A neck lift is considered an outpatient procedure, and is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. This surgery typically takes two hours to complete, but that will vary by surgical case.
A neck lift can address several issues, including the removal of excess fat, the trimming of hanging skin, and the tightening of loose skin around the underlying neck muscles.
An incision is made under the chin, and in some cases, behind or in front of the ears. If fat removal is part of this surgery, liposuction will be the first step. Next, the neck muscles (platysma) are pulled tight and the overlying skin is stretched and re-draped to achieve the desired definition. Sutures are placed deep within the neck wall, and a drain may be inserted to control bleeding.