What a Neck Lift Can Do
If a patient prefers to address aging solely on the neck, then Dr. Waltzman can perform an isolated neck lift. A neck lift will help patients achieve a smoother, sleeker profile by removing heavy bands on the neck. Neck bands appear when the platysma (the wide sheet of muscle that covers the neck), fatty tissue, and skin start to sag. To lift and tighten the neck bands, a neck lift will remove excess skin and fat and tighten the platysma.
How a Neck Lift is Performed
Dr. Waltzman will perform his neck lift with IV sedation or general anesthesia. The first step of the neck lift is the incision. It’ll begin by the hairline above your sideburns and then go around the ear. It will end in the hairline behind the ear. Dr. Waltzman will then lift the sagging neck skin and tighten the platysma muscles. He’ll also redistribute fatty deposits in the jowls and neck to create a smoother jawline. This will also help remove a double chin. After lifting the tissues, Dr. Waltzman will remove excess skin.
In most cases, Dr. Waltzman will also create another incision under the chin. From there, he’ll repair the neck muscles and remove excess fat. But for certain patients, Dr. Waltzman may perform an alternative, minimally invasive neck lift that’s performed through an incision on the chin.