Neck Lift

What Is a Neck Lift?

istock 1145058911The neck is one of the first parts of the body to show a person’s age – it easily collects excess fat and skin. This is incredibly difficult to remove on your own, no matter what treatment or skin care product you may try. However, when people consider a procedure to make themselves look younger, very often the neck is the last thing they think about. A neck procedure can make a huge difference, though. Read on for more details about neck lifts and why such an option might be right for you.

What can a neck lift do?

A neck lift can get rid of excess fat and skin to give your neck a more toned appearance. It can also be used to get rid of “turkey wattles,” the wrinkled, saggy folds of skin that appear on the neck as we age. Turkey wattles can be caused by many things, such as rapid weight loss or genetics, and occurs when the skin loses elasticity. Whatever the cause, they can definitely make a person look older.

What can I expect from a neck lift?

A neck lift procedure can take several hours; the time it takes depends on exactly what is being done. The surgeon will remove excess fat and skin and lift the neck muscles. After the procedure, your neck will feel “tight” and you may notice some bruising, which will go away in a couple of weeks. You should plan on taking at least a week off of work, although recovery may take as long as 14 days. You shouldn’t take part in hard physical activity such as sports for at least 3 weeks.

Once the healing is complete, your skin will look smoother, your neck will look younger and more contoured, and your face will look more defined and toned.

You may have considered a face lift, but have you thought about what a difference a neck lift could make? The experts at 22 Plastic Surgery in Cottonwood Heights or Salt Lake City, Utah, can help you to decide if a neck lift would be a good option for you. Call (801) 937-9650 for a consultation today!