Even patients who maintain a healthy weight, use high-end expensive skincare products, and protect their skin from the sun might still struggle with loose and sagging skin around their neck. If your cosmetic goals are to smooth out the jawline, tighten and tone the skin around the neck, then a neck lift could be just what you’ve been looking for to help boost your confidence and take years off of your appearance.
At Zochowski Plastic Surgery, Dr. Zochowski and our team of highly trained professionals want to ensure that our clients in the Columbus, OH area achieve the younger look they desire. While a facelift with Dr. Zochowski can produce superb anti-aging results, a neck lift provides the all-important finishing touch for total comprehension between facial features. And in some cases, a neck lift alone can make a significant impact on an aging face.
Here’s a look at how a neck lift can take years off of your appearance.
How the Neck Ages
As we age, there are a number of forces that are constantly working against us—and that are impossible to avoid, especially around the face, chin, and neck.
Starting in your thirties, your tissue begins to gradually stop producing as much collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for your skin’s strength and support. While the loss is gradual and slow at first, the deficit can add up over time and begin to show in the confirmation of your skin. The result is your skin is left sagging, wrinkled, and delicate.
To add, the thin layer of fat held in place by younger skin begins to succumb to gravity and drift down with the loss of support. As the tissue and fat begin to sag, they tend to rest at the lowest point— which in most cases in underneath the chin, along the jawline, and around the neck. That is how the unwanted “turkey wattle” is developed.
Giving the Neck A Lift
As previously mentioned, a neck lift is the perfect way to tighten the skin around your face, reverse signs of aging by restoring toned surface areas where collagen and elastin have been lost, and restoring a soft, delicate chin. Also known as a lower rhytidectomy, a neck lift is generally performed in much the same way that Dr. Zochowski performs facelifts, just in a different location of the body. Depending on the extent of the issue, Dr. Zochowski can go about your neck lift using several methods, including:
- Removing the excess fat that creates jowls
- Tightening the skin around your jawline
- Removing excess fat underneath the chin
- Tightening loose skin around the neck
- Addressing the bands of muscles in the neck
Is A Neck Lift Right for You?
When you come in for your consultation at Zochowski Plastic Surgery, we will sit down with you and discuss your issues, goals, and come up with the best plan for restoring your youthful vitality around your face with a neck lift.
If you’d like to learn more about the powerful anti-aging effects of a neck lift can have on your appearance, please call us as (614) 490-7500 or contact us online to set up your personalized consultation.