Gravity has a tendency to pull the skin of the neck lower from the jawline as we age- this is just a normal thing that happens to a lot of people. If the skin has grown fragile, less taut, and wrinkled, this process will be hastened. A “turkey neck” may form, and horizontal skin folds are rather frequent as result of this.
Patients who want to reverse these unmistakable symptoms of aging might benefit from a neck lift procedure. In the same way that a facelift eliminates extra skin, a neck lift does the same but targets the areas around the neck. Fatty tissue is sometimes removed as well. We suggest that interested patients make an appointment with Dr. Marc DuPéré for a consultation.
After that, our highly qualified medical team can assist you in making your decision. A neck lift isn’t for everyone, but for most people with drooping skin in their upper neck, consider this to be a good option. Here’s all you need to know about the process and whether or not you’re a good candidate.
What Is A Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a group of procedures used to improve the look of the neck. Lower rhytidectomy or submental lipectomy are medical terminology for the procedure. The procedure you have or the mix of treatments you have is determined by the outcomes you want. Neck contouring is often done as part of a facelift, but if you’re content with your current look, it may be done individually. The following are some of the methods that may be used for a neck lift:
- Excess skin can be removed (cervicoplasty),
- Neck muscles can be adjusted (platysmaplasty),
- Excess fat can be eliminated with liposuction techniques,
- Botox injections can be used to treat fullness and “bands” in the face,
- Injections of Kybella can be used to reduce extra fat behind the chin,
- Lasers, ultrasound, and radiofrequency equipment, as well as powerful pulsed light and fillers, can also be used in other neck lifting techniques.
Do You Qualify As A Candidate?
If you’ve been considering a neck lift, the question of whether or not you’re a candidate has definitely crossed your mind. It’s best to chat with one of our medical experts about the many options for neck skin smoothing and lift techniques available to you based on your needs.
To determine whether or not this procedure is safe for you, we’ll need to know your medical history among other things. Because the outcomes will change from one individual to the next, knowing what to anticipate from the results is critical. The following are a few questions to take into consideration when determine whether you’re a candidate for a neck lift procedure in Toronto:
Are You Prepared For A Neck Lift?
Unlike the face, you can’t use fillers or skin-firming lotions to hide drooping neck skin. Surgery is the only technique to properly correct the indications of aging in the neck. That being said, if you’re ready to undergo a surgery and the recovery period that comes along with a surgical procedure then you will be considered to be a good candidate.
Just remember that surgery is a commitment and requires a few weeks of recuperation that will influence how much you walk about and accomplish during that time.
Do You Have The Look Of A Double Chin?
Weight increase is usually linked to the dreaded double chin, or the unsightly fullness under the chin. While this is true, heredity and age are two additional elements that determine the appearance of a double chin.
Despite maintaining a healthy weight, those with a short neck or a weak chin are more prone to acquire double chins. There’s also the natural drooping of skin that comes with age.
If fat deposits are the primary cause of your double chin, neck liposuction will most likely be the surgery of choice to restore the sleek and youthful shape of your neck. Neck liposuction may help you achieve a more delicate, young, and beautiful neckline by removing excess fat permanently.
Neck lift surgery, on the other hand, is the only technique to tighten or remove extra skin if your skin has lost its elasticity.
Do You Want To Fix Your Jawline That Isn’t Well-Defined?
Your face is broader when you’re young. However, as you get older, your cheeks lose volume and your jawline sags, taking on a more trapezoidal form.
This is when the ‘jowls’ appear.
The appearance of a poorly defined jawline may be improved with a neck lift surgery, resulting in a more appealing and naturally young appearance. However, a neck lift may not be enough to get the desired outcomes.
Most patients believe they need a neck lift to improve their poorly defined jawline, only to find out that a lower facelift coupled with a neck lift is a better option. This is because a facelift lifts the jowl region along the jawline.
Do You Want To Get Rid Of Your ‘Turkey Neck’?
As previously stated, the effects of gravity and the slow degradation of collagen (a protein responsible for the firm look of your skin) on your neck are not unaffected as you age.
As a consequence, the underlying neck muscles weaken, resulting in drooping neck skin. The excess skin, often known as the “turkey neck,” forms in this manner.
A neck lift may remove extra skin and tighten the platysma, or loose muscles in the neck, if you have a “turkey neck.”
Do You Have Vertical Bands On Your Neck?
The muscles of the neck are usually concealed behind layers of fat. Fat padding reduces as you grow older, lowering the barrier between muscle and skin. This is how unsightly vertical neck bands form.
These bands, also known as platysmal bands, have a thick, rubber band-like look and dangle from the underside of the chin to the Adam’s apple region.
When there are moderate to severe indications of vertical neck bands, a neck lift is the best option. The skin of the lower face and neck is lifted, the underlying muscles are tightened, and the skin is re-draped after a neck lift.
Botox injections on a regular basis may also assist with relaxing the section of the muscle that causes the band-like look of your neck skin. However, it’s vital to remember that Botox’s effects are only temporary, and it only acts to prevent the formation of new neck lines rather than correcting existing ones.
Do You Want To Get Rid Of Wrinkles And Creases?
Muscle deterioration, extended sun exposure, and collagen degradation are the most common causes of neck wrinkles and creases.
Neck lift surgery may improve the look of moderate-to-severe neck wrinkles.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that may be used to elevate and smooth the chin, neck, and decolletage. It won’t give you the same effects as a complete neck lift, but it may help you tone down the look of neck wrinkles and creases if you aren’t ready for surgery.
Consider These Additional Factors While Deciding Whether Or Not You’re A Candidate
The whole body is affected by the aging process. The neck is one of the most noticeable regions that many people notice as they age. The skin beneath the chin and jaw begins to loosen around the age of 40, causing the neck to sag.
You may question whether you are a suitable candidate for a neck lift if you are worried that your neck is detracting from your look. There are various essential elements that are involved in approving a patient for a neck lift procedure, including:
- The earliest indications of aging for many people are around the neck. A neck lift operation may help you if you have jowls, double chins, or even “turkey neck.”
- Neck lifts are most often done on people in their forties and fifties who want to seem younger. If you are young but have genetic fat deposits or have lost a significant amount of weight, a neck lift procedure may be beneficial.
- Health is the most crucial aspect in assessing whether or not a patient is a good candidate for any surgery. You will most likely be an excellent candidate for a neck lift if you are in good health. If you smoke, you should stop smoking before having surgery. Smoking cessation after surgery will also help with healing and general health.
- Having realistic expectations. It is important to keep in mind that you should have realistic expectations before receiving cosmetic surgery. A neck lift does not always imply a more positive attitude regarding your looks. It will, however, result in a more youthful and attractive neck. Keep an open mind and talk to your doctor about any doubts or questions you may have.
If you’re thinking about getting a neck lift, tell the surgeon about your medical history. It is critical to be truthful and present a comprehensive history. Your look is vital, but your life is far more so. Some medications and medical problems may make the treatment or recuperation period more difficult. If you are not a candidate for a neck lift, your doctor may suggest alternative, less invasive procedures tailored to your goals.
When Is A Neck Lift Not Necessary?
Other considerations, in addition to suffering from the main factors that a neck lift may address, might impact whether or not a neck lift procedure is right for you.
Dr. Marc DuPéré makes it a point to provide the safest and most effective mix of face rejuvenation treatments for you at our Toronto facility. He will only suggest a neck lift if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment.
In certain cases, a neck lift isn’t necessary, such as when:
- You don’t have enough skin laxity in your neck.
- You have too high of expectations or goals for the results.
- You won’t be able to take the time off required for complete healing following the surgery.
- If you can accomplish your results by utilizing a more non-invasive approach rather than a surgical procedure.
Take The Next Step To Say Goodbye To Sagging Skin And Hello To A Youthful Glow
A neck lift is one of the most important aspects of face rejuvenation, since it involves repositioning muscles and redraping extra skin. Remember that the greatest neck lift results – delicate, natural, and young — are the product of extensive study, meticulous planning, and selecting the appropriate cosmetic surgeon.
Speak with our board-certified plastic surgeon to get a customized neck contouring strategy that can help you achieve your objectives in the safest way possible.
Find Out If You Are Eligible For A Neck Lift In Toronto
A neck lift is a very straightforward procedure. Request a consultation with Dr. DuPéré in the GTA to learn if you are a suitable candidate for this type of procedure. We’ll be upfront and honest with you about what to expect and what the treatment includes.
Our board-certified facial plastic surgeon can help you determine if a neck lift is the ideal technique for you or whether another treatment is preferable to reach your goals. We look forward to seeing your results come to life!