When thinking about the visible signs of aging, thoughts of deep facial wrinkles and loose skin often come to mind. Yet, what if your main concerns have nothing to do with your face, and instead you’re worried about the appearance of your neck? Is it possible to improve the signs of aging through your neck without needing aface lift too?
Addressing Aging in the Neck
The skin and tissue of the neck is some of the most delicate anywhere on the body, making
this area particularly prone to the effects of aging. Gravity pulls down the skin into lax folds, and even the muscles below can lose their tightness. Facial sagging may occur even if the skin on the face remains fairly smooth. A visible “turkey neck” can make men and women look older than they really are, especially if the face itself doesn’t reflect the same degree of age-related changes.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to schedule a consultation with a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon in order to determine which approach is best for you. Not every patient is a candidate for an isolated neck lift, but those who are may enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking rejuvenation even without including face lift surgery.Although many patients benefit from including a facelift at the same time as a neck lift, this isn’t always the case. For those men and women who notice significant sagging only through the neck area, yet don’t have significant jowls or deep lines and creases on their faces, a neck lift alone can help to restore a youthful appearance.