A neck lift is a surgical procedure that smooths and tightens the neck’s skin, which can sag from aging or weight loss. There are usually two components to a neck lift: cervicoplasty, which removes excess skin, and platysmaplasty, which removes or tightens muscles in the neck. A neck lift can be performed alone or as part of a facelift. A neck lift candidate is in good physical and emotional health, and has realistic expectations about the outcome of surgery. The results of a neck lift can last up to 10 years. Dr. Sasson can determine if you are a good candidate for a neck lift alone or as part of a facelift.
Sagging jowls, loose neck skin and fat accumulation under the chin may be corrected with a neck lift.
The incision starts in front of the earlobe and wraps around behind the ear to the lower scalp. Excess skin is trimmed and sagging tissues are tightened. Liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat from the neck area.