What is a Neck Lift?
Where a Cheek Lift is the upper portion of a Facelift, a Neck Lift can be visualized as just the opposite. It’s the lower portion of a Facelift. It treats excess neck skin laxity and fullness by making incisions behind the ears and under the chin, and drawing it backward toward the neck hairline. Neck Lifts almost always include submental liposuction to remove excess fat, as well as tightening of the superficial neck muscles, known as platysmaplasty. When performed in this fashion, a Neck Lift can make you look younger and lighter- yes! – lighter. Heavy necks add years to your look just as much as skin laxity can. But unlike liposuction alone, a Neck Lift treats fat, muscle, and skin all together for a more thorough rejuvenation of your neck contour.
What a Neck Lift Can’t Do
There are limitations to any cosmetic surgery, however, and the Neck Lift’s limitation is that it only pulls the skin essentially in one direction- back. Two vector lifts, such as a formal Facelift, pull back and upward, and can have an even greater effect on neckline rejuvenation. So make sure you discuss your goals carefully with Dr. Capone and understand which procedure is best for you.