Skin naturally loses elasticity over time due to the aging process, often in highly visible places like your neck. Sagging and loose skin in your neck area can result in noticeable issues that can include jowls, vertical bands, creases, or wrinkles. If you are experiencing any of these problems, you may be wondering if a neck lift (lower rhytidectomy) can work for you. Here’s what to know in order to make this decision.
What Can a Neck Lift Accomplish?
Let’s start by looking at what can be accomplished with this type of cosmetic surgery. A neck lift is a set of procedures designed to rejuvenate your neck and restore its desired shape and appearance. While patients are often older, younger individuals may also benefit from cosmetic neck improvements. It’s a type of enhancement that can accomplish many different goals, some of which include:
- Removing excess neck skin
- Altering neck muscles
- Removing excess fat in the neck area
- Restoring the jawline or recontouring the neck
- Tightening sagging skin
- Eliminating wrinkles or neck bands
Are You In Overall Good Health?
A neck lift isn’t for everyone, although most people with neck skin affected by telltale signs of aging may be able to benefit from what’s generally considered a simple procedure. Ideal candidates, however, are in good overall health.
During an initial consultation, we may enquire about your medical history, including any underlying health issues you might have. It’s also common for patients to have their skin type and bone structure evaluated, along with skin elasticity in the neck area.
You also may be asked about your specific goals and personal reasons for considering this procedure. It also helps to have skin that’s otherwise healthy without existing irritations or conditions that could affect healing.
Have You Experienced Facial Contour Changes?
A common reason to have procedures performed on your neck is because of physical changes to your body that occurred because of significant weight loss. Losing weight does not automatically mean skin shrinks down to conform to your new, slimmer frame. Neck procedures can effectively tighten loose skin in your neck area to give you a more defined neckline and give you a neck more in line with your face shape.
Do You Have Realistic Expectations?
It’s important to have realistic expectations before you move forward with your plans to have a neck lift. If you suffer from body image issues, for instance, simply having this procedure may not necessarily make you feel better about your appearance. But if you know this procedure doesn’t stop other aging processes and you have specific goals in mind, you can have a good experience with neck surgery of this nature.
Reach Out to Us for More Information
To learn more about what a neck lift may be able to do for you, we warmly encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery! At our convenient locations in Moonee Ponds and Werribee, Mr. Salerno and his team of experienced professionals will be pleased to explain the benefits of this particular procedure and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!