What’s a neck lift? Face lifts are a common and well-known procedure, but most people have never heard of a neck lift.
Even less well-known is that a neck lift might be a viable and easier alternative to a full face lift.
What does a neck lift treat?
As people age, two thing tend to happen. First, it’s just a fact of life that as we age we tend to put on weight. This isn’t always going to be true, but for the vast majority people it is.
Second, no matter what, as we age our skin will start to hang more loosely from our body.
This process can affect the area under the neck relatively quickly compared to the rest of the body.
Thus, people develop jowls and double chin that they find aesthetically displeasing. This is why people might opt for a neck lift before a face lift: getting the procedure for the problem area of the neck even while the upper face is still youthful.
Am I a good candidate for a neck lift?
Anyone interested in getting a neck lift should know, first off, that it’s a surgical procedure. As a result, it will have a longer recovery time than a nonsurgical procedure.
That said, as far as surgeries go, necklifts have fairly low downtimes that cap off at about a week. Depending on the methods used, drains may be used in the recovery period.
Good candidates for neck lifts are those who lead a generally healthy life style but are still dissatisfied with the appearance of their neck. This could be due to genetic predispositions such as relatively high fat distribution under the chin.
Interested in a neck lift? It’s important to know your options and find out if this method of facial rejuvenation is right for you.
Call Washingtonian Plastic Surgery to schedule your appointment with the best plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia, Dr. Navin Singh.