Neck Lift Techniques
By on September 05, 2012
Many people think about crow's feet, forehead lines, and sagging eyelids when it comes to anti-aging surgery or facial rejuvenation. Yet they neglect to think about another important part about a person's appearance: the neck. A nice neckline can mean all the difference between looking okay and looking incredible. That's why a skilled San Antonio plastic surgeon will offer patients neck lift surgery, which can really work wonders for the overall look of the face.
About Neck Lift Surgery
A neck lift surgery is a facial plastic surgery procedure performed in order to remove excess skin and/or fat from the neckline. Doing so enhances the appearance of the face and leaves a patient looking years younger in the process.
Best Candidates for Neck Lift Surgery
Ideal candidates for this facial plastic surgery procedure are people with loose skin around the lower chin and neck as a result of advanced age and weight loss. Patients with double chins can also benefit a great deal from neck lift surgery. Patients should be in good health overall and have realistic expectations about the neck lift, the surgical recovery process, and what the results can achieve.
How Neck Lift Surgery Differs from a Facelift
A traditional San Antonio facelift will address lines and wrinkles around the eye area and the upper portions of the cheekbones. The neck lift is specifically performed to target the underside of the chin and the neckline. That said, it's not uncommon for a neck lift and a facelift to be combined in order to achieve a total facial makeover.
How Neck Lift Surgery is Performed
There are a few different ways that a neck lift can be performed. In general, each neck lift will involve incisions made behind the lower part of the ears and/or under the chin. It's through these incisions that excess tissue will be removed.
In one form of neck lift surgery, only liposuction is used to improve the appearance of the neckline. This precise fat reduction can make a major difference. In another form of neck lift surgery, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened in order to enhance the contour of the neck. In yet another form of neck lift surgery, both skin removal and liposuction are combined to enhance the contour of the neckline.
Is neck lift surgery the best option for me?
A neck lift may be the right option for you, but to find out for sure, you need to come in for a visit at our cosmetic surgery practice in San Antonio. During your consultation, we can determine which facial rejuvenation surgery will be best for you and which neck lift technique will best meet your needs.
Learn More About Facial Rejuvenation and Aesthetic Enhancement
For more information about neck lift surgery and your many other options for aesthetic enhancement, contact our San Antonio cosmetic plastic surgery center today. We look forward to discussing more about facial rejuvenation and how it can have a positive impact on your overall sense of self.
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