A recent post on this blog explored the numerous options available for women and men seeking to change their neck contours. The neck is often overlooked by patients who want a more youthful look, though the area is one of the first and most prominent features to show signs of aging. This can be apparent due to increasing skin laxity and fat accumulation. A variety of nonsurgical treatments are available, each with its own set of advantages, but for a long-lasting solution with immediate results, nothing duplicates the power of a neck lift. Boston’s Dr. Christopher Davidson performs neck lifts as a standalone procedure but they are frequently combined with a facelift to rejuvenate the entire face and neck area at the same time.
Although a facelift focuses on the lower half of the face by pulling up sagging jowls and re-contouring the area by tightening skin, the effects are best enhanced by a neck lift, so there is no line demarcating where younger-looking skin stops and looser, older-looking skin begins.
A neck lift involves tightening both muscles and skin as necessary, and can also include fat removal via liposuction. The ultimate goal is a sleek, natural-looking neck that harmonizes with the face.
Swelling and bruising can take about one to two weeks to resolve, after which the new contours will be visible. Nonsurgical treatments typically do not require significant recuperation, but the results appear more gradually.
A consultation with Dr. Davidson is the best way to discover whether a neck lift, a facelift, neck liposuction, or a combination, or a nonsurgical option, such as Kybella® for fat reduction, will provide the desired results. It is also an opportunity to get your questions answered and establish a relationship with the person who will be working to ensure that the end result is as natural-looking as it is rejuvenating.
Learn more about what a neck lift can do from Boston plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Davidson. Call (781) 237-7700 or inquire online.