Having redundant skin or adipose tissue on the neck can make some individuals self-conscoious about their appearance. This can result from a variety of conditions. Being overweight can sometimes be the cause of this condition. Other common causes include the the genetic predisposition to having a significant amount of fat deposit within the neck region. Changes associated with the aging process can also cause the skin to sag and be responsible for the development of jowls. There are also some underlying skeletal structural predisposing conditions, such as having a weak chin, which can occasionally accentuate these changes.
Some Goals of neck lift (Cervicopalsty) Surgery include:
* Restoring youthful contours to the neck line.
* Improving the cervical profile.
* Removing fat and tightening the skin and muscles around the region of the neck.
* Maintain a natural, "not-operated on" appearance.
During a neck lift procedure, excess fat and skin are removed, and the underlying neck muscles are either tightened or modified. These changes result in an improved appearance of the cervical contour.
Neck lifts can be performed as a single procedure or in combination with procedures such as liposuction of the neck, or a chin implant.
Choosing a qualified Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon is important. During your preliminary consultation with Dr. Numa in his Boston or Winchester office, he will learn about your aesthetic concerns, review the unique characteristics of your face, and then decide jointly with you on prioritizing which aesthetic goals should and can be realistically accomplished.