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The Neck Lift Procedure – Correction of the “Turkey Neck

Published on August 16, 2015 by

Often times, a patient’s neck can age before their face, causing one to look older than they really are. Extreme weight loss and genetics can contribute to this type of aging as well. Many patients find themselves wearing scarves and turtlenecks to cover their neck, and shy away from neck lines that would showcase their aging neck. A neck lift is a combination of procedures that enhances the appearance of your neck and helps turn back the clock.

During a neck lift procedure, sagging skin, as well as muscle laxity are addressed. Areas of excessive sagging skin are removed, while the neck muscles are tightened to restore a more youthful profile. Dr. Corrado may also perform neck liposuction, which removes excess fat which can result in a “double chin”, during your neck lift.

The most common concerns addressed during a neck lift are:

  • Weak neck muscles
  • Excess fat
  • Loose and sagging skin

Weakened or Loose Neck Muscles

With weakened or loose neck muscles, a “turkey neck” or appearance of neck bands will often occur. These neck bands are typically a direct results of laxity of the platysma muscle. To correct this, Dr. Corrado may recommend platysmaplasty. Platysmaplasty will help to tighten the weak and sagging platysma muscle which helps to produce a more refined neckline.

In addition to a neck lift, Botox injections can provide a minimally invasive temporary option to relax parts of the platysma that are responsible for the neck banding.

Excess fat

Excess fatty deposits under the chin can lead to the appearance of neck fullness, or a “double chin”. Liposuction provides any excellent treatment to combat and remove stubborn areas of fatty tissue which may persist even after diet and exercise. During liposuction, the excess fat will be removed reducing neck fullness, while providing for a more slender appearance. This enhances the overall procedure and contributes to the neck returning to its once youthful state.

Excess skin

During your neck lift procedure, Dr. Corrado will lift the excessive sagging skin to a more youthful position. Excess amounts of skin are removed. This restores tightness to the neck, allowing for a rejuvenated and refreshed look.

When combined together to complete a neck lift, the patient experiences an optimal result that leads to renewed satisfaction and a boost in self-confidence. Wardrobe choices open up, and one doesn’t have to hide their neck behind unflattering clothing. Be sure to talk with Dr. Corrado about the best course of action in treating an aging neck. Call today to schedule your appointment to see if the necklift procedure is right for you, 1(877)481-3223.

Dr. Corrado serves patients from the greater Delaware Valley area such as, South Jersey, the Jersey Shore, Philadelphia, the Mainline, and Delaware County. He also offers care for out of town patients as well. Dr. Corrado offers the latest advances in the fields of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. He provides his patients with the full spectrum of facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. His areas of special interest include laser skin resurfacing, facelift, mini facelift, blepharoplasty, and facial fat grafting. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Anthony Corrado by calling 1 (877) 481-FACE (3223).