If you are bothered by the appearance of loose, drooping skin on the neck and chin, neck lift might be the right solution for you. Neck lift is a surgical procedure that involves creating small, strategically placed incisions behind the ears and possibly on the chin to excise excess skin and redrape the remaining skin for a firmer and tighter appearance. Neck lift also smooths out wrinkles in the neck area, including neck bands (vertical lines on the neck).
If you’re embarrassed by neck bands but don’t have loose, sagging skin, Botox may be a more appropriate option. Botox is a non-surgical injectable that, when injected into the body, temporarily freezes the muscles in the treatment area, smoothing out the wrinkles and lines on the overlying skin. Results with Botox are temporary so repeat treatments are required to maintain results.
If, instead of loose, sagging skin on your neck and chin, you struggle with fat pads under your chin, liposuction may be right for you. Liposuction is the gold standard in fat removal as it removes stubborn fat cells in the targeted area. The excess fat is removed through a small cannula (suction tube). The fat cells cannot return as they are permanently destroyed. Any future weight gain will be distributed more evenly on the body. Liposuction can be combined with neck lift to achieve a more well-defined and youthful neck appearance.