Surgical Cases Related to Neck Lift

Neck Lift Aesthetic Description

Everyone’s neck is different.  My goal when performing a neck lift is to restore the appearance of an individual’s neck to what it looked like when you were happiest with it.

I don’t remove glands, because I feel that the risks of these maneuvers outweigh the benefits.  I also don’t perform neck lifts without also making short scar face lift incisions, because I think that some of the skin that is sagging in the neck belongs in the lower part of the face.  I make facial incisions to reposition that sagging skin to its appropriate location.

A Necklift addresses the jaw line

Although excess fat under the jaw line can be most easily removed by liposuction, when the skin is sagging in folds and a “turkey wattle” has formed, the surgical requirements are greater.

When there is a substantial degree of dependent and folded skin, this will involve not only the neck but also the face, and is most probably going to be treated by a full face lift, undermining the tissues of the face through an incision made around the ear, then drawing up and back the liberated skin to remove the wrinkles, excising the excess at the upper margin, and closing the wound at the ear.