Sagging, bagging jowls, loose neck skin, and fatty deposits under the chin can be attributed to a number of factors from aging, to weight loss, to genetics. What’s worse, it’s been said that your neck can reveal your true age more than your face! What’s more, no amount of dieting or exercise can change your neck’s appearance. Nevertheless, plastic surgeons in the Cumberland, Hagerstown, and Morgantown areas perform neck lifts to alter your aesthetic appearance.

What is a Neck Lift (Lower Rhytidectomy)?

An incision is made beginning in front of the earlobe, wraps around behind the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Extra skin is removed, and muscle and fat are repositioned to lift and tighten the jowl and neck. In some cases, a second incision under the chin may also be required for optimal results. Patients can expect a certain methodology to their procedure performed in Morgantown, Cumberland, and Hagerstown.

Am I a good candidate for a Neck Lift?

A neck lift will tighten the excess skin from the neck to diminish wrinkling and sagging. Some fat may be removed and underlying muscles and connective tissue are tightened. A neck lift alone or with facial liposuction can improve the appearance of the jawline, chin, and neck in men and women as young as their teens who have undergone puberty.

What can I expect from a Neck Lift?

A neck lift cannot stop aging, nor can it turn back the clock. What it can do is help your face look its best and give you a healthy look and a more youthful appearance. A side benefit is that many patients experience increased self-confidence. You can expect different results depending on your unique appearance. Neck lift patients in the Cumberland, Hagerstown, and Morgantown areas can expect an aesthetically more pleasing appearance.

How long is recovery from a Neck Lift?

Recovery takes anywhere from two to four weeks in most cases, though many patients go back to work in two weeks. Scars are usually not noticeable after enough time has passed for them to mature. In any case, they are easily disguised in natural skin creases, or by the hair. In persistent cases scars can be hidden with makeup until total healing has occurred. Bear in mind that the aging process continues after surgery and that some relaxation of tissues will occur over the first few weeks.

Precision Tx Liposuction of the Neck

The newest and most exciting innovation in neck lifting is a scarless and minimally invasive technique to improve the appearance of the neck. Precision Tx Liposuction of the neck is one of the hottest new technologies to provide this. Precision Tx uses laser energy to perform several functions that improve the appearance of the neck. The first is the laser can be used to melt the excess fatty tissues in the area of the jowls and in the neck under the chin. The liquefied fat can then be removed through tiny, almost invisible incisions under the chin and in the lateral areas of the neck. After removal of the fat, the laser energy is again used to heat the undersurface of the skin. This causes the skin to undergo predictable healing changes that produce thickening and increased collagen production within the skin. This results in thicker, tighter skin, decreasing wrinkling under the neck. This provides a scarless, minimally invasive neck and lower face rejuvenation with minimal downtime.