A neck lift (platysmaplasty) is performed to correct sagging loose skin and/or an abundance of fatty tissue in the neck area. Many times the neck muscle (platysma) is weak or becomes separated and needs to be reconnected and tightened. Sagging skin can also extend posteriorly to include the side of the neck, resulting in “jowls.” Small surgical incisions can be made under the chin or behind the ear as part of a neck lift. This procedure can help to reverse some of the signs of aging, making patients feel and look younger.
Reasons for Considering a Neck Lift:
- To improve and/or remove sagging loose skin around the neck area
- To create a more attractive neckline
- To remove unwanted fat from the neck area