The aging process is not kind to the neck or the face. But chances are, you have spent a fair amount of time and money on products and treatments to take care of your face, while ignoring your neck. As a result, you may see more wear and tear on your aging neck than you would like.
Unless you want to hide beneath turtlenecks and scarves year-round, consider neck lift with Dr. Robert Galiano to reverse the unappealing signs of aging. Here, the plastic surgeon explains the main benefits of the procedure.
Tighten Loose Skin
As your body’s collagen and elastin deteriorate, your neck skin can loosen. Your neck may take on the appearance of the unglamorous “turkey wattle.”
A neck lift is usually the best way to resolve the laxity. By gently pulling the skin taut through tiny incisions behind the ears, Dr. Galiano smooths out loose folds of skin and minimizes the appearance of visible wrinkles and fine lines. Excess folds of skin are removed as needed. The deeper layers of the neck, including the muscles, are also tightened and reshaped to create youthful, elegant neck contours.
Redefine the Jawline
For many adults, a once-crisp jawline loses its definition over time. Fatty jowls develop and the chin starts to “melt” into the neck. These changes can make you appear heavier than you really are. Some people are simply prone to storing fat under the chin and on the neck, and no amount of dieting or exercise will make a difference.
The improvements made during neck lift restore definition to the jawline and create a crisper delineation between the chin and neck. Dr. Galiano is careful to remove just enough excess fat without overdoing it; removing too much of the natural “cushioning” could result in a gaunt look instead of a soft result.
With a sharper jawline, your lower face will look slimmer and more youthful; in fact, after you have healed from surgery, friends and family may suspect you lost weight.
Trust Your Neck Lift to Dr. Galiano
Dr. Galiano has not only the extensive surgical training necessary to produce lasting neck lift results, but also an eye for beauty, balance and symmetry. His unique combination of skills ensures your results will look natural and subtle — not overdone, exaggerated or “windswept.”
After learning more about your cosmetic goals and evaluating your facial and neck anatomy, Dr. Galiano will suggest a treatment plan to give you the results you want. To request a neck lift consultation with the plastic surgeon, please call or email our office today.