Loose or sagging skin along the jawline or neck can make a person look older than they actually are. This can occur even when the face itself does not show prominent signs of age. Although there are some laser and non-surgical techniques that can tighten the skin to some degree, the success of these methods can often be minimal. A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate excess skin and tighten the remaining skin. Using incisions that are predominantly concealed behind the ear, a neck lift can redefine the contours of the neck and jaw for a smoother, firmer, more youthful appearance.
Ideal candidates for a neck lift are in good overall health but have skin laxity around the jaw and/or neck. Candidates may also have excess fat that hangs below the chin or sagging chin and neck muscles. Depending upon the amount of excess fat, some neck lift patients choose to combine the procedure with liposuction. Other patients often combine a neck lift with a facelift for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Ultimately, the best way to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a neck lift is to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. To schedule a consultation with Dr. John Hilinski, please contact our office today.