A smooth, sleek neck is not something we usually think about until one day, we notice that our neck begins to change shape. What used to be smooth and lean, begins to appear loose, and over time, the neck can become full and almost unrecognizable compared to how it used to look in our youth. Sometimes, the change can be dramatic, a change that is not welcomed by the individual.
What causes people’s necks to change? Is it age or hormones, or does it have to do with being overweight? Or, is it a combination of both? But then again, some people are lean everywhere else, but their necks seem to sag and droop with age. What gives?
Age is Usually the Culprit
Aging is the one thing that none of us can escape. With a healthy diet, exercise, and sunscreen, we can definitely delay the aging process to some degree, but at some point, age catches up to us all, and one of the places it likes to surface is in the neck.
As we age, our bodies slow down the production of collagen and elastin – proteins that allow the skin to be full, plump, firm, and smooth. Since we produce less of these two proteins as we get older, as a result, the skin on our face and body loses elasticity and things start to become loose and sag, and the neck is no exception.
Why Consider a Non-Surgical Neck Lift?
Just like the face, the neck is one of the areas of the body that can show the signs of aging, and since it’s located just below the face, it’s in view at all times. Due to its location, it’s one of the most popular areas to have treated.
Since the neck is just below the face, it’s common for patients to combine a surgical or nonsurgical neck lift with other surgical and nonsurgical, complimentary procedures.
Sometimes, an anti-aging procedure on the face, whether it’s injectables, dermal fillers, a facelift, or another procedure, is not complete until a surgical or non-surgical neck lift is performed – the neck lift is like the icing on the cake, the final touch.
Benefits of a non-surgical neck lift:
- Tightens loose neck skin without surgery or scarring
- There is little to no downtime involved
- In-office treatments are usually completed within one hour
- The results can last up to one year
- Low risk of adverse side effects when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon
“Am I a good candidate for a nonsurgical neck lift?” Nonsurgical neck lifts are a skin tightening procedure; they typically involve ultrasound, or radiofrequency, or combination of IPL and radiofrequency. Nonsurgical neck lifts are ideal for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity; however, patients who need a dramatic lift and skin removal may need a surgical neck lift to achieve the best results.
The best way to find out if a surgical or nonsurgical neck lift is right for you, is to contact our office to schedule a consultation with our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Yuly Gorodisky. He’ll be able to help you explore your treatment options and choose the one that best accommodates your goals.