One of the most youthful features a person can have is a sculpted, toned neck and jawline area. In contrast, a sagging jaw or double chin can make a person look much older than they are. Whether due to normal aging, genetics, or other factors, a number of problems can affect the neck, chin, and jawline, negatively impacting your look.
What Can A Neck Lift Help With?
A neck lift can improve the following aesthetic issues:
- Neck wrinkles and creases associated with sagging skin.
- A “turkey wattle” from below the face onto neck, in which one or more pockets of loose skin develop as the neck tissue loses elasticity due to aging.
- Jowls, or lack of definition below the jawline, which leave your face looking older.
- Visible vertical muscle bands on the neck, which create a strained, older appearance.
- A double chin, which can be tightened by combining neck liposuction with neck lift techniques to address both the fat and the sagging skin.
These are just some of the aesthetic imperfections a neck lift can remedy. If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your neck, we encourage you to contact Dr. Siegel and schedule a consultation to see if a neck lift may be right for you.
How Do I Know If I Need a Neck Lift or a Facelift?
Many patients are confused about which of these procedures will achieve facial rejuvenation. While a neck lift addresses neck tissue, directly at and below the jaw, a facelift creates a more defined jawline by smoothing and tightening the facial tissue above the jaw, such as jowls. If you are primarily concerned about facial wrinkles and sagging, a facelift would be the right procedure for you.
If you want to address drooping and lack of definition at the jawline, visible vertical muscle bands on the neck, a double chin, or a turkey wattle, you would most likely benefit from a neck lift. A face lift and a neck lift are distinct procedures, but very complementary.
Can a Neck Lift and Facelift be Combined?
Dr. Siegel can perform these surgeries in a single surgical appointment, combining them to create a contoured, smooth, youthful appearance from face to neck. At your initial consultation, Dr. Siegel can help you decide which of these procedures is right for you and may advise you to undergo both to achieve a more comprehensive degree of facial rejuvenation.
How Long Will My Neck Lift Last?
The aging process is different for each individual and depends on various factors, including your current lifestyle, genetics, nutrition, and your skincare regimen. These (and other factors) will affect how quickly your face and neck show the signs of age, and how your you will respond to and maintain the results of a neck lift. Although there is no single estimate, a properly executed neck lift by our experienced double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon can produce results that last up to 10 years or longer.
How Can I Maintain the Results of a Neck Lift?
You can help maintain a more youthful neck appearance by having a healthy lifestyle and seeing Dr. Siegel for follow-up appointments as needed. Dr. Siegel can give you more information about your anticipated outcomes in aa private consultation about face and neck rejuvenation.