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3 Signs of Aging You Can Improve with a Neck Lift


Posted March 16, 2022 in Neck Lift

The neck is a vital part of a youthful complexion, but this area is often a forgotten piece of the puzzle in skincare regimens. As you get older, you may find your neck shows signs of aging well before lines and wrinkles settle in on your face. A neck lift or a facelift with a neck lift can restore a youthful, taut neck structure and facial profile.

Dr. Scott Green is a leading Sacramento plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in facial rejuvenation and can turn back time on your face and neck.

What is a Neck Lift?

A Neck Lift, also known as Lower Rhytidectomy, is a combination of procedures that address several common problems caused by aging. Dr. Green performs cervicoplasty to remove excess skin from the neck and platysmaplasty to alter and reposition the neck muscles.

The loose skin is then trimmed and lifted into place, and sections of fat and muscle are removed to restore a delicate, smooth contour. This procedure can address many concerns with the neck and submental area (under the chin), including:

1.    Neck Bands

Neck bands, also called platysma bands, are vertical lines that travel the front of the neck. When you’re young, the platysma muscle that surrounds the front of the neck lays flat, but the natural aging process causes the muscle to thicken and pull apart at the front and roll up into bands. Muscle activity and genetics also play a part in visible neck bands. The neck skin is thinner than the skin on your face, so these changes tend to show up earlier than other signs of aging. The platysmaplasty portion of the neck lift addresses these neck bands.

2.    Loose Skin

Often called the turkey wattle, loose and sagging skin in the neck is a frustrating part of life for many men and women. Weight gain or loss and your genetics can worsen this issue, which happens as the skin loses elasticity as you get older. A neck lift removes the excess skin and improves the appearance of horizontal neck lines.

3.    Submental Fat

As you age, the fat in your lower face and along the jawline tends to descend lower, causing an undefined jawline and accumulating submental fat (double chin). A neck lift removes the localized fat deposits from underneath the chin to provide a sculpted submental area and improve the definition of the jawline and lower face as well as a sculpted neck appearance.

Schedule Your Neck Lift Consultation in Sacramento

If you struggle with these signs of aging in the neck, contact our board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss a neck lift. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Scott Green today.