Tighten Your Jowls & Tone Your Neck
Several factors can contribute to the need for cosmetic improvements in the neck area. Weight gain is perhaps the most common cause, and far too many people are familiar with that dreaded moment of catching themselves in the mirror and seeing an extra chin where there used to be taut skin. On the other end of the spectrum, significant weight loss can also lead to the need for a neck lift, as the skin on the neck can become lax and not fully return to its taut state even after the fat beneath it has been shed. Thirdly, as we age, folds of fat deposits develop in the jowls resulting in your skin becoming droopy or saggy.
Neck lift surgery at Renaissance Plastic Surgery in St. Peters can help tighten this skin and can give you renewed self-confidence.
A neck lift treats:
- Excess fat
- Neck bands
- Loose neck skin
- Sagging jowls
How a Neck Lift Is Performed
Sometimes performed along with brow lifts, facelifts or eyelid surgery, a neck lift removes excess skin which diminishes wrinkles and sagging. Typically an outpatient procedure, your neck lift incisions will begin in front of the earlobe and then trace around and behind the ear to extend to your hairline. After your surgery, our surgeons may ask that you relax for the next few days while any swelling and bruising heal. You will especially want to take extra gentle care with your face and hair as you may have some tenderness and numbness.