The neck can age significantly, with changes to the skin and muscles as you become older. Not only can the skin become loose, wrinkled and sag, but the muscles of the neck can also protrude. While anti-aging treatments and plastic surgery for the face are the most commonly requested areas to treat, the neck should not be forgotten to maintain a youthful appearance. Dr. Christine Blaine at Blaine Plastic Surgery can perform neck lift surgery to tighten and smooth the neck at our clinics in Manhattan, Huntington and Staten Island, NY.
Aging of the neck can produce extra skin, tissue and changes to the muscle structure. Like all skin, the neck loses elasticity as collagen wanes, causing loose skin to form on the neck. This can be compounded with fatty tissue, creating a double chin, or a “turkey wattle” of excess skin and tissue on the neck. Another issue is deterioration or separation of the platysma muscle of the neck. This can create vertical cords and bands that appear on the neck.
Creating a More Youthful Neck
Neck lift surgery is often performed with, or in conjunction with, facelift surgery. A neck lift continues the lifting process below the jawline where the facelift stops. Excess skin and fat are removed to slim the neck. The platysma muscle can be repaired and vertical bands smoothed. The skin and tissue can be lifted and tightened, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance.
If you hide your neck beneath clothing or scarves due to sagging skin or pronounced vertical bands, neck lift surgery may be the solution. To determine if you are a good candidate for neck lift surgery, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery. We will schedule a consultation with Dr. Blaine to discuss the options for restoring a more youthful appearance to your jawline, chin and neck.