Before coming in for a neck lift, it’s important to have the right expectations about what this procedure can accomplish; and, about what it’s not meant to accomplish.
What Can a Neck Lift Treat?
A neck lift can address any of the following:
- Excess skin and fat at the bottom of the face, creating a “jowling” appearance.
- Excess deposits of fat around the chin.
- Loose and hanging neck skin.
- Muscle banding in the neck, leading to unusual-looking contours.
What Can’t a Neck Lift Treat?
By contrast, there are some things that a neck lift can’t address, and it’s important to be upfront about that. Specifically, it’s important to remember that neck lifts are fundamentally restorative in nature; they can rehabilitate the appearance of your neck, but they are not meant to significantly alter your overall physical appearance. Additionally, neck lifts do not stop the aging process; they simply undo some of the most visible signs of aging along your neck.
We will also note that there are non-surgical options available to help improve the appearance of the neck. These options are not as powerful or as effective as surgical intervention, but they may help you delay the need for a full neck lift.