If you’re unhappy with the way your jawline or neck has aged, a neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, may be the solution for you. A neck lift will restore the youthful contours of your face, addressing excess fat or skin that may hang loosely, creating jowls.
A neck lift procedure:
- Enhances the appearance of your neck or jawline
- Addresses such things as “turkey waddle,” “double chin” or jowls
- Removes or reduces excess fat deposits under the chin and loose neck skin
- Adjusts muscle banding in the neck, which may create abnormal contours
Candidates for this procedure are healthy, non-smoking adults who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical condition that may interfere with healing. Individuals who are not yet ready for a facelift may opt for a neck lift to enhance the jawline without interfering with the face.
It may take several weeks to several months for swelling to fully dissipate, and the incision lines will reach maturity within six months. The results will be long-lasting, although appropriate sun protection and good health will extend the results.