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Neck Lift

A neck lift provides a solution to people searching to improve the appearance of the neck and under the jaw line.

 

Many people are pleased with the appearance of their neck, but others, both young and old, are very self-conscious about the appearance of their neck. Some complain their neck looks too fleshly, or that it lacks definition. Most refer to the problem as a "turkey neck."

This unattractive neck can result from a variety of conditions. Overweight is one condition that can cause the neck to appear obtuse. Other causes may be a genetic predisposition to having a significant amount of fat in the jaw. Age can also cause the skin to droop and make the jawline appear jowly. Then there are those suffering from a condition known as retrognathia, where the jaw recedes and makes it look as if the person has no chin or jawline.

A neck lift provides a solution to people searching to improve the appearance of the neck and under the jaw line. This is designed to reduce the look of loose, sagging skin.

Intended Results

  • A sharper and better defined jaw line.
  • Improved neck and chin angle.
  • Less tired look with more youthful appearance.

Am I a good candidate for a neck lift?

A neck lift can be performed on individuals above 18 years of age who feel the need to improve their necks. Typical patients range between the ages of 30 and 70. A neck lift can address various cosmetic issues, including:

  • Turkey neck
  • Excess fat and/or skin in the neck
  • Retrognathia
If you are self-conscious about these issues, you can be considered a good candidate for a neck lift. However, patients who undergo this procedure should also have realistic goals and expectations as well as be physically and mentally stable. People must remember that cosmetic surgery is meant for improvement, not perfection.