Your neck is a powerful bridge of vertebrae and muscles that holds up your head. When you raise your chin up and hold your head high, you might feel like you’re ready to conquer the world. However, if your neck skin is wrinkled and saggy, you may not feel much like holding your head high. Even if you do hold your head high, the appearance of your neck can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. The loss of a smooth, thin neck is caused by genetics, aging, gravity, stress, or even environmental conditions. Sagging jowls, jowl lines, a “turkey wattle,” and a double chin can all be corrected with neck lift surgery provided by expert plastic surgeon Dr. Edmon Khoury.
The Purpose of a Neck Lift
The purpose of a neck lift is to counteract those effects of aging, stress, and other factors that leave an individual with lax neck skin, neck wrinkles, or lines. This procedure can correct:
- Sagging neck skin
- A heavy or full neck
- Excess neck skin and fat
- Sagging jowls
- Muscle banding (“turkey wattle” or “turkey neck”)
Dr. Khoury can perform a standalone neck lift or a combination neck lift and facelift. Many patients experience neck-related cosmetic issues prior to changes in their faces. For example, while aging is a common cause of lax skin and wrinkles on both the face and neck, weight changes may cause loose neck skin without affecting the face. For patients who need correction for their necks only, a standalone neck lift may be the perfect solution. Patients will receive local anesthesia with some oral sedation to ease any potential anxiety during the procedure. The doctor will make minor incisions behind the ears and under the chin, following the natural creases of the skin to minimize the appearance of scarring. He will then reposition the underlying neck and jawline structures, eliminate muscle banding, tighten loose skin, remove excess skin, and create a more youthful neck shape and contour.
Most often, Dr. Khoury performs a combination neck lift and facelift procedure. Depending on the needs of the patient, a neck lift procedure can be combined with a facelift, brow lift, fat transfer, liposuction, dermal fillers, or eyelid lift. Because each patient’s anatomy is unique, the doctor will determine which procedure plan is best for you during your personal consultation with him. With the expertise of Dr. Khoury, your neck lift procedure will revitalize and restore your neck to a more youthful appearance. You’ll feel free to hold your chin up and your head high and face the world with confidence.
If you are experiencing any of the above neck issues, don’t neglect your neck. Schedule your private consultation with Dr. Edmon P. Khoury to find out how he can improve the appearance of your neck. You can reach us by filling out our online contact form or calling 720-475-8400. We look forward to helping you.