A well-contoured neck makes the face look beautiful and youthful, but droopy, saggy skin makes it look old. So how is it possible to fix that, and remove excess skin from the neck? By undergoing a neck lift. A neck lift is designed to make the neck look tighter and more toned.
Who can benefit from a neck lift?
A neck lift is generally recommended for individuals that have lax skin and fatty tissue around the neck. The procedure is also ideal for people with folds of excess skin in the area under the chin and lower neck, or a poorly defined jawline.
A neck lift is done to improve the appearance of the neck, and may involve several procedures. Surgery is done using either general anesthesia, or the surgeon may use local anesthesia with IV sedation. The incisions for the procedure are usually made under the chin, or behind the ears, and then the underlying muscles of the neck are tightened, and excess skin cut back and lifted.
A neck lift may also include liposuction to get rid of excess fat deposits. The procedure is normally done at an outpatient facility, with the use of local anesthesia. Neck liposuction is often done with a tumescent fluid, which helps to reduce bleeding and bruising. Liposuction is performed by inserting a cannula (narrow tube), under the skin. The cannula is used to disrupt the layers of fat, after which the fat is suctioned.
If you reside in Boston, neck lift surgery is available at the Boston Plastic Surgery Associates in Concord, MA. They also offer chin liposuction in combination with a neck lift, for a more defined chin/neck angle. If you need more information on how to remove excess skin from your neck, then you contact them for a consultation.