Few people put much thought into their neck unless they are overweight or notice that aging has dramatically affected the appearance of their neck. But in truth, our necks can and do change, especially with weight gain and the aging process.
If you’re unhappy with the way your neck looks, you’re not alone. Lots of men and women become dissatisfied with their necks at some point in their lives, especially if they are overweight or over the age of 50. In fact, plenty of people are in the “healthy” weight range, but as they get older, the skin on their neck begins to droop and sag, giving them that much dreaded double chin or “turkey neck.”
A Slimmer Neck with Neck Contouring
Can you imagine having a firmer, smoother neck and chin? With neck contouring surgery, that may be possible. Even without a facelift or eyebrow lift, improving a saggy, thick, or wrinkled neck can have dramatic effects, often helping a patient “erase” years off their appearance – they often look like they lost weight too.
Neck contouring is not limited to one specific technique. Instead, it all has to do with the patient’s aesthetic goals, and what it will take to achieve them. In other words, our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Yuly Gorodisky will use different surgical approaches for each patient; it’s a high-individualized process.
Neck Liposuction vs. Neck Lift Surgery
Do you have a double chin, or an excessively full chin even though you are a healthy weight? If so, neck liposuction can help you achieve the slimmer, more defined neck that you have been dreaming of. Liposuction removes excess fat, but if a patient has a lot of sagging skin, he or she may need neck lift surgery.
If you have loose, sagging skin on your neck, a neck lift procedure may be the ideal solution. With a neck lift, the cosmetic surgeon either removes excess skin or tightens loose neck muscles, or both. In the end, the neck is smoother, firmer, and more defined.
With new technological advancements patients may also have options of nonsurgical skin tightening with procedures such as: Forma, MiniFx, Coolsculpting, as well as minimally invasive treatments such as NeckTite, Morpheus, EmbraceRF Procedure.
Since the eyes, face and neck are all involved in a person’s facial appearance, it is common practice to combine face and neck procedures. By combining the procedures, the patient’s goals can be reached, the lines can be smoothed out, wrinkles reduced, and the overall appearance of the face and neck can be more youthful and defined.
Neck contouring surgery is often accompanied by:
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When neck contouring is performed by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, such as Dr. Yuly Gorodisky, a patient can achieve dramatic results with minor changes. If you want to learn more about which surgical approaches can improve your face, chin, or neck, contact our office to schedule your initial consultation.