The neck area is often overlooked by men and women who want to look younger, yet the first signs of aging often appear on the neck. Dr. Barbour may recommend a neck lift as part of your anti-aging treatment plan. The surgery rejuvenates the jawline, neck and area under the chin.

You may be a good candidate for a neck lift if you have:

  • Vertical creases
  • Sagging skin
  • Uneven texture caused by fat deposits
  • Excess fat under the chin and along the jawline

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What are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?

  • Corrects banding caused by muscle contractions
  • Smooths out crepe paper skin
  • Removes loose skin under the chin
  • Addresses sub-mental fullness of a double or triple chin
  • Enhances the contours of the neck

What is the Procedure for a Neck Lift?

General anesthesia may be required for your neck lift. The incisions may be placed under the chin or along the natural crease in front of the ear. If you have banding, Dr. Barbour may use sutures to tighten the underlying muscles. Liposuction may be used to remove pockets of fat. When he is satisfied with the results, Dr. Barbour pulls the skin taut over the neck and closes the sutures.

What Should I Expect After a Neck Lift?

You should limit your activities for at least two weeks and remain cognizant of any movements that cause you to strain your neck muscles. Your neck will feel tight, and you may have some swelling, tenderness and bruising.