The neck is generally one of the first places that show the signs of aging. Sun damage and losing a lot of weight can also contribute to skin deterioration and the skin on the neck looking aged, sagging, and loose. Neck lift surgery can help you when your skin has lost its natural elasticity or there is any extra fat or skin that you wish to remove.
A neck lift can also help to get rid of any “banding” – where the patient develops thick, bands (also referred to as cords) around their neck. It is also a popular choice for those with a double chin or undefined jawline. A neck lift is able to help with “jowls” – those fatty, drooping bits of skin that appear around your jawline.
A neck lift, referred to as a platysmaplasty (the technical term), can also be combined with liposuction to remove any excess fatty deposits to create better contour and definition. It can involve the restructuring and tightening of the platysma (neck) muscle. The ultimate goal with a neck lift is to remove wrinkling, sagging skin and create a well defined contour around the jawline and an extended neck appearance.
A neck lift is often also combined with a facelift to get the best results. A neck lift can be combined with non-surgical procedures such as fillers and anti-wrinkle injections to create a well defined contour.
Scars from a neck lift should be made in the most inconspicuous places possible to ensure they are hidden from view. This may be behind the ears, or under the chin and Dr Bill Lyon is extremely skilled in ensuring your scars are as minimally obvious as possible.
Neck lifts are extremely popular in the 40 – 60 age group, however those with a genetic tendency for a double chin, or those who have had massive weight loss may require a neck lift sooner or even later in life.To find out more about necklift surgery with Dr Bill Lyon email