A necklift can help tighten the skin of the neck, reduce fatty deposits, and eliminate the wattle-like sagging skin that can grow beneath the chin. It can also help increase the definition between the chin and neck. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery can help you decide if a neck sculpting procedure will work for you.
Anyone who is in generally good health and is unhappy with the look of their neck could be a good candidate for neck sculpting or a face lift procedure.
Candidates for Neck Sculpting are those with:
Individual concerns and conditions might also affect your suitability for the procedure. It is important to communicate all your concerns with the Austin-Weston surgeons and be sure to get answers to all of your questions.
Exactly what your neck surgery entails will be based on your anatomy. If you have fat deposits in your neck, liposuction might be used to eliminate them. Creating a clearer definition between the chin and neck can involve restructuring the muscle in the front of the neck, known as the platysma muscle. Tightening the skin of the neck to eliminate sagging and deep wrinkles can be achieved by eliminating excess skin and redraping the skin that remains. Some patients may benefit from a chin implant as well to strengthen a weak jawline.
As with any major surgical procedure, there are some risks but by closely following your post-operative instructions and properly caring for your incisions, as well as taking sufficient time to rest after your surgery, you can greatly reduce the risk of any major side effects or complications.
Please view actual Neck Sculpting surgery patient photos at our Before and After Photo Gallery.
You may also view 3-D animated procedures of some of the cosmetic surgery procedures we perform at Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery.
If you live in the Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC area and are interested in a stronger chin line, or in reducing fat and sagging in your neck, please contact The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a necklift consultation.
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