A neck lift—or lower rhytidectomy—can give you a more youthful, contoured profile by improving the signs of aging in the neck and jawline by reducing the presence of excess fat and jowls in your lower face.A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat around your jaw line, creating a more defined and youthful-looking neck. Results can be long lasting, but neck lift surgery can’t stop the aging process. A neck lift is done to reduce signs of aging in the lower part of the face. It’s often done as part of a face-lift. The loss of youthful contours in the face and neck can be due to a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions and stress.
Some people feel they are not ready for a full facelift because the upper face is still pleasing. However, many patients will note excess wrinkling of the neck skin, a double chin or “turkey wattle” and jowl lines.
When the neck area doesn’t match the upper facial appearance, a neck lift may be a good solution.