Have You Checked Your Neck Lately?

You might be too pre-occupied with your forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet to check further below your face. Yet, did you know that the skin in the neck area is the first to show the signs of aging?

The American writer Nora Ephron even blatantly wrote about it, “The neck is a dead giveaway. Our faces are liesneck lift and our necks are the truth.” She added that you can put all the makeup in the world on your face and use injectables to delay wrinkles, but you can never do anything once the neck has made it known that you’re not 21 anymore.

If the signs of an aging neck are already obvious — loose skin, prominent necklace lines, noticeable vertical bands, and persistent blotchiness extending to your chest — a neck lift should be in order!

A neck lift by Dr. Lavey utilizes different techniques, depending on your particular issues. The most common technique is to remove excess neck skin and lift the remaining skin in an upward and backward position extending to the cheeks. Neck bands are often reduced through tightening of the neck muscles.

Individuals with moderate banding and loose skin can benefit from a mini-neck lift in which a tiny incision is made near the chin area.

Planning for your neck lift

Schedule an appointment with us today and we’ll help you plan for your upcoming neck lift! Many patients have opted to combine neck lift surgery with other cosmetic procedures such as a facelift or chin augmentation. Call 925.820.3633 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.

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