Regain Youthful Contours With A Neck Lift
Your neck is constantly hard at work supporting your head, but there is more to a neck than brawn. Your neck is a beauty asset and has a big impact on how you are perceived by others. Women generally strive for a long, smooth neck that creates the appearance of grace and elegance, whereas men find it more desirable to have a strong neck to support a masculine jawline. While men and women have different standards for the ideal neck, both wear jewelry, add fragrance, and groom the neck to draw attention to this neglected body part.
As you age, the youthful contours of your face and neck can be lost due to factors such as heredity, stress, and environmental conditions. Visible signs of aging in the neck can include sagging skin and tissue, excess fatty deposits under the chin, and muscle banding in the neck, commonly known as a “turkey wattle”. These signs of aging tend to make you appear older, and possibly even heavier than you are. If your neck does not match your upper facial appearance, a neck lift may be a great option for you.
A platysmaplasty, or neck lift, tightens the neck muscles while restoring the jawline, chin, and neck to its youthful appearance. This, in turn, produces a proportional chin, a sharp surface joining the neck to the chin and a crisp jawline.
The neck lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia and the location of the incision(s) will be strategically concealed along the back hair line and behind the ears. Bruising and swelling will subside within the first week following surgery and at that time, normal activity may be resumed. Although noticeable improvement will be seen shortly after the initial swelling subsides, full results are generally visible within six months.
If you are ready for a dramatic rejuvenation of your neck, call (480) 451-1700 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shapiro. Dr. Shapiro will discuss your goals, answer any questions, and help you create a customized treatment plan. Find out how a neck lift will be able to give you a defined neckline, sharp jawline, and proportional chin to create an overall more youthful look!