How Does a Neck Lift?
Time and age take their toll on the firmness of the skin of your neck, and as it loosens, the underlying tissues, fat pads, and muscles can weaken and droop with gravity. This creates a melted appearance to the jawline, jowls, and that “crepey” appearance of the neck’s skin. The platysma muscles of the neck also weaken and begin to protrude, appearing as bands that run from the base of the neck up to the hinge of the jaw.
The aim of the neck lift is to anchor the underlying muscle layer where it flows into the lower face, reposition migrated tissues, remove fatty deposits, and tighten the skin by removing excess as the incisions are closed. Often, the neck lift is performed in conjunction with the facelift, so jawline and lower face sculpting can often improve the appearance of the neck in terms of skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. Dr. Stein has performed facelifts and neck lifts on thousands of patients in the 20+ years of his career, using his expertise and meticulous eye for detail to achieve natural, beautiful, yet stunning results.