Because the neck has such delicate skin and soft, underlying muscles, it’s often one of the first areas affected by aging and weight loss. Over time, tissues and muscles will weaken, and the skin will begin to lose its elastic properties. Of course, family genetics may play a role as well. The resulting sagging skin, heavy vertical bands, and deep wrinkles are challenging to hide and tend to undermine one’s self-image.
A neck lift, also known as a platysmaplasty, can help address the four issues that may be contributing to the appearance of your neck. This is especially true when expertly performed by the team at the Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery.
What are the 4 Issues a Neck Lift Can Address?
1. Fat Deposits and Buildup
Over time, fat may form under your chin and around the jowls.
2. Skin Slackness
Due to gravity, sagging and drooping skin starts to show on your neck. A neck lift will help minimize this excess neck skin and help you appear younger.
3. Muscle Laxity
With age, the muscles on the sides of your neck may have lost their elasticity and firmness. A neck lift will tighten the muscles along the neck to bolster its elasticity.
4. Sub-Muscular Laxity
Tissues beneath the neck muscles may droop or sag, creating excess skin on the neck. A neck lift provides an effective treatment to minimize this sub-muscular laxity.
Preparing For Your Neck Lift
Your candidacy for a neck lift will be reviewed during your initial consultation with your board-certified plastic surgeon at the Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery. Keep in mind that a neck lift is frequently done as part of a facelift to complete your youthful look.
Each neck lift surgery is different, and your consultation with your doctor will help determine which procedure will best suit you. During your consultation, you will learn about all aspects of your neck lift surgery and the results you can expect. Your neck lift may include either liposuction alone or fat removal together with muscle tightening and skin excision. The goal at the Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery is to provide a necklift that meets your expectations.
Your Neck Lift at The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery
The board-certified cosmetic surgeons at The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery have considerable experience with the latest advances in cosmetic and skincare trends. The plastic surgeons will be personally involved from your initial neck lift consultation, through the delivery of the procedure, as well as the follow-up care. They are well known always to strive to provide the best care to all their patients.