Neck Lift Benefits
Also known as a lower rhytidectomy, a neck lift targets signs of aging around the jawline and neck. By removing excess fat in this area and rectifying skin relaxation, Dr. Holley’s treatment will minimize the appearance of jowls and create a stronger jawline. In some cases, tightening the platysma muscle—those that stretch between the upper chest to the jaw hinge—will also improve the appearance of the neck by minimizing muscle banding.
There are many benefits associated with neck lifts, including:
- Maintaining a youthful appearance
- Invisible scarring
- Minimal recovery period
- Boosting confidence
- Target areas that diet and exercise have little impact on
Neck Lift Treatment and Recovery
The first step of neck lift treatment is a consultation with Dr. Holley. This will give you the opportunity to discuss your treatment goals and seek expert advice. Dr. Holley will examine and measure your face and possibly take photographs so that the appropriate treatments can be identified.
If you decide that a neck lift is the right option for you, your treatment will be arranged at a time and date that suits you. A neck lift procedure varies depending on the patient’s specific needs but, in most cases, very small incisions will be made behind the ears and under the chin, so that the muscles in the neck can be adjusted. Following this, the skin is tightened, and liposuction may be used to remove excess fat from the area.
Once the procedure is complete, a bandage is usually placed around your jawline, face, and/or neck. You will be given personalized instructions to ensure you’re able to care for the area during your recovery. In most instances, patients are able to return to their normal daily activities, excluding exercise, within a two-week period.