A neck lift, also called a platysmaplasty, repositions and tightens the neck and removes, if necessary, any excess fat or skin for a smoother, more youthful neck.
Why do people choose a neck lift?
Sometimes it seems that our neck ages faster than our face. Whether because of age or even weight loss, the neck can have excess skin, excess fat, wrinkles or even loose neck muscles. These issues age the appearance of your neck and sometimes the neck just doesn’t reflect your healthy lifestyle. Neck surgery can rejuvenate and tighten the neck, for a more youthful appearance. Neck surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures like a face lift or brow lift.
How is a neck lift performed?
Small incisions are made behind the ears and under the chin. Excess skin and fat can be removed if necessary. The neck muscles may also be tightened or bands may be cut when indicated. Finally, the skin will be redraped over the tightened muscles and the incisions are closed with multiple hidden sutures. Compression garments may be used to support the repositioned neck following surgery for varying amounts of time depending on the procedures performed.
What can I expect from a neck lift?
A neck lift can offer you a tighter, smoother neck that removes the signs of aging leaving a more youthful appearance. While no surgery can prevent future aging, the results of a neck lift will be long-lasting. A healthy diet and life long sun protection can help protect the long-lasting, more youthful look of your new neck. Many people will also enjoy an improved self-image and more self-confidence when their neck better reflects their healthy lifestyle and youthful spirit.
How can you learn if a neck lift is right for you?
If you’d like to make an appointment for a consultation to learn whether a neck lift is right for you, contact Dr. Art Armenta’s office. Dr. Art Armenta is a Diplomate and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Texas Medical Center
6560 Fannin, Suite 1804,
Houston, TX 77030