A select group of patients are bothered by early changes in the neck such as mild neck cords and skin laxity. At the same time these patients want to maintain a defined jawline and high full cheek volume. These individuals are excellent candidates for a procedure called a neck lift.
A neck lift is similar to a minifacelift, as both surgeries are simple, safe, effective and require little recovery. The procedure begins with an abbreviated incision that is hidden within the contours of the ear, and the technique then isolates the platysma muscle that is responsible for the aged neck. The platysma is then tightened and secured, effectively reestablishing a sharp neck angle, smooth skin and an elegant jawline. Patients are thrilled with the return of their youthful lines in as little as one week.