Neck surgery is also known as a neck lift, facelift, platysmaplasty, or cervicoplasty. Neck surgery helps to restore a tight, youthful appearance to skin under the chin and neck area which has become saggy. This procedure is often known as face lift surgery.
If you have jowls or fatty deposits at the jaw line, loose hanging skin, or if the sheet of muscles under the skin of your throat form bands in your neck, neck surgery may be able to improve the appearance of your neck. Neck or submental liposuction is frequently used during surgery to sculpt the area along the jawline.
The appearance of loose skin and fat in the midline of the neck is a common complaint among males and is known as a “turkey gobbler.” Neck surgery can eliminate this excess skin and fat with carefully hidden incisions in a quick procedure that can be done as an outpatient.
This illustration shows that the incisions are well hidden around natural skin creases surrounding the ears. The direction that the skin is lifted is shown by the red arrows.
For those patients wanting a non surgical alternative to neck surgery with minimal downtime and no general anesthesia, Laser facelift is the perfect choice and can be done in the office with the possibility of submental liposuction.