A woman’s face may be beautiful and a man’s face handsome and youthful, but one telltale sign of aging is a neck showing sagging skin combined with bands of unappealing fatty tissue. As the body ages, not only do neck skin muscles become weaker, deposits of fat in the neck region create unsightly folds and creases that make a person look older than their actual age. Rapid weight loss also causes a person to experience looser, sagging skin in the neck region. G. Robert Meger Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can provide a long-term solution for loose and sagging neck skin in the form of a neck lift in Phoenix AZ to eliminate these signs of aging.
What’s Involved in a Neck Lift?
Officially called a lower rhytidectomy, a neck lift is designed to correct the visible signs of skin folding and sagging that occurs below the jawline. The neck lift procedure performed by Dr. Meger may involve a combination of surgical processes that include liposuction, cervicoplasty, or platysmaplasty. Excess fat is eliminated from the neck region using liposuction, with cervicoplasty accomplishing the removal of any excess sagging skin. If the muscles in the neck need tightening and toning, or band lines caused by fatty deposits need to be eliminated, then Dr. Meger performs Platysmaplasty for successful rejuvenation of the neck region.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
A consultation with Dr. Meger prior to performing the neck lift can help to determine which procedures are necessary in order to make neck skin look more youthful and revitalized again. Every neck lift performed by Dr. Meger is tailored to the specific needs of the patient. Candidates for this cosmetic surgery procedure can be anywhere between 20 and 70-plus years of age. This procedure is helpful at providing a long-term solution for loose skin all around the neck region that has been caused by the body’s natural aging process, recent weight loss or genetics.
Benefits of a Neck Lift
Patients will notice a sleeker and slimmer profile following a neck lift, which can be combined with other procedures including a face lift or forehead lift. In addition to an improved profile, a neck lift results in improved texture of the skin as well as a noticeable decrease in the visibility of fine wrinkle lines and those horizontal creases in the skin that makes the neck look aged and crepey. To find out how a neck lift can help rejuvenate your appearance, contact Dr. Meger’s office to schedule a consultation.