A long and lithe neck suggests elegance and refinement in a woman. It sets off a delicate and smooth jaw line and the décolletage, allowing her to wear attire that features this remarkable attribute. In men, a svelte neck accentuates a strong jaw, suggesting strength and underscoring masculinity.
If an individual's neck begins to look less attractive over time, Dr. Belsley can perform procedures designed to refresh its appearance. In individuals whose neck does not approximate desired ideals even in youth, surgery can provide the opportunity to optimize an under-appreciated part of the body.
This case depicts a 57 year old woman who wanted to achieve a more youthful appearance. She underwent an upper and lower eyelid lift, a face lift and a neck lift.
Her post-operative photographs show her just under six months after surgery.
The gentle curve of the neck after surgery approximates the appearance of this individual's neck when she was in her 20's.
This case depicts a 56 year old woman who wished to improve the appearance of sagging skin that she had developed as a result of age and dramatic weight loss.
She underwent an endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower eyelid lifts, a short scar face lift and a neck lift. Her post-operative photographs depict her appearance at approximately 4 months after surgery.
Although a properly executed short scar face lift can effect some improvement in the appearance of sagging skin in the neck with no incisions behind the ears, individuals with an extensive amount of skin and muscle descent require longer incisions and a formal neck lift to achieve dramatic results.
Everyone’s neck is different. My goal when performing a neck lift is to restore the appearance of an individual’s neck to what it looked like when you were happiest with it.
I don’t remove glands, because I feel that the risks of these maneuvers outweigh the benefits. I also don’t perform neck lifts without also making short scar face lift incisions, because I think that some of the skin that is sagging in the neck belongs in the lower part of the face. I make facial incisions to reposition that sagging skin to its appropriate location.More >>
Although excess fat under the jaw line can be most easily removed by liposuction, when the skin is sagging in folds and a “turkey wattle” has formed, the surgical requirements are greater.
When there is a substantial degree of dependent and folded skin, this will involve not only the neck but also the face, and is most probably going to be treated by a full face lift, undermining the tissues of the face through an incision made around the ear, then drawing up and back the liberated skin to remove the wrinkles, excising the excess at the upper margin, and closing the wound at the ear.