4 Issues a Neck Lift Can Address

The neck is one area of the body most susceptible to the effects of aging – loose skin, blotchy tone, and poor feature definition.

While many people assume a neck lift can only fix wrinkles on the neck, there are many more benefits associated with this increasingly popular aesthetic procedure.

Each year, over 50,000 Americans choose to use a neck lift to address aesthetic concerns with their lower face, neck, and upper chest.

These people also enjoy the following solutions with their neck lift procedure.

Eliminate a Double Chin

Submental fat, also known as a double chin, begins to appear as a result of aging, genetics, and being overweight.

As we age, our skin loses its structural integrity along with its laxity. It causes the skin to become loose and have less of an impact in holding musculature and fatty deposits in their youthful positions.

When this happens, fatty deposits from the jawline can gradually slip and accumulate underneath the chin, causing a bulge.

A neck lift solves this issue by eliminating some of the excess skin and tightening the entire area, thus redistributing the facial fat. Patients experiencing the unwanted loss of facial fatty deposits can consider facial fat transfer to restore the youthful definition of their facial features.

Fixes Jowls

Whereas double chin results from the redistribution of fatty deposits, jowls appear due to excess skin that hangs loose from the jawline.

This laxity is purely because the skin has lost its structural integrity and two essential proteins – collagen and elastin – which means the skin in this area no longer has any youthful snap. A neck lift fixes this.

Many patients find it doubly beneficial to get a skin resurfacing procedure done in conjunction with a neck lift – something like Skinpen microneedling or fractional skin resurfacing.

These procedures stimulate collagen production in the body, which helps aging skin form and store collagen to use for maintaining tight skin structure and appearance.

Redefine the Jawline

Similar to the loss of fatty deposits causing a double chin, the musculature and fatty deposits around the face create the contours of an elegant, confident, youthful jawline.

Because the neck lift procedure restructures the skin around this area, patients enjoy a more defined jawline as a result of their neck lift.

Improve Chest Skin and Cleavage

The increased skin laxity around the neck and upper chest results in wrinkles, which can impair the aesthetic appearance of any necklines that reveal the chest or cleavage.

Getting a neck lift stretches this skin into a smoother position, thus providing the patient with a younger, tighter appearance.

Learn More About Neck Lift Improvements

Though some cosmetic procedures improve the appearance of a single, specific location, many serve multiple purposes. To find out more about a particular procedure, reach out to us at Etre Cosmetic Dermatology at 504-227-3873 or fill out our online form to arrange your consultation and start looking younger.

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