As time passes, the signs of aging are inevitable. When most people focus on their facial features, some forget how much the neck’s appearance has. If you are noticing excess, sagging skin of the neck, a neck lift in Salt Lake City may be right for you.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, focuses on improving the jawline and neck’s appearance. Some individuals will opt for a neck lift if they feel that they are not ready for a traditional facelift. A neck lift can improve the appearance of excess, loose skin of the neck, muscle banding, or fatty deposits, which would be addressed by neck liposuction.

Who is a Candidate for a Neck Lift?

If you are a healthy individual and have a realistic expectation for your neck lift, you may be a candidate. There are many factors that may cause the diminishing appearance of a youthful neck contour, including aging, genetics, gravity, and even stress. Discussing your aesthetic goals during your consultation with Dr. Howland will determine your candidacy.

What to Expect

Depending on your desired results, your neck lift could include a traditional neck lift incision or limited neck lift incisions. The traditional method often starts at the hairline and runs down around the ear to the posterior hair. Limited incisions will be recommended if applicable for decreased scarring and quicker healing time.

Once the neck lift incisions are made, Dr. Howland carefully redistributes or sculpts the underlying tissue and fat of the neck for a youthful neck contour. Additionally, platysma muscles are generally tightened to smooth the full length of the neck. After the removal of excess skin and fat of the neck, sutures close the incisions for proper healing.

Neck Lift Results

Your newly contoured neck will be apparent immediately after surgery, however, you will most likely experience some bruising and swelling from surgery. It may take up to 2 months for your results to finally heal and be admired. You should also feel a sense of increased confidence, and optimal results. It’s important to maintain this new, youthful look with a proper skin care and sun protection regimen to help keep your appearance refreshed.

If you are interested in improving the appearance, wrinkles, or platysma bands of your neck. Contact our office today for your personalized neck lift consultation with Dr. Howland.