If you are happy with the contours of your upper face, but see visible aging on your lower facial contours and neck, a neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, can help you attain your desired image. Through an incision along the profile of your lower face and neck, your fat is sculpted or redistributed, the underlying tissue is repositioned, and, commonly, the platysma muscle is tightened. Often, a separate incision under the chin is necessary for further liposuction and any muscle repair that might be necessary.
After the procedure, you will notice an immediate reduction of wrinkling, loose skin, and excess fat along your jowls and neckline. You will experience a period of rest and head elevation, taking care to not use ice as this can result in skin damage on the neck. Complete recovery can take up to a few months. Through lifelong sun protection and a healthy lifestyle, your results will be long-lasting. Dr. Atchison will provide all of the details necessary to determine if this procedure is right for you.
Neck Lift Before & After Gallery