Weight Loss | January 21, 2020
Beauty Boost: Neck Tightening
Restore your youthful facial profile with this popular procedure
The aging process doesn’t play favorites when it comes to the clever ways it can alter our appearance. As the years pass, most people recognize a difference in their neck, particularly skin that looks droopy or flabby. These changes are most often the result of muscles that have started relaxing, which causes the skin to sag.
Neck tightening, also called a neck lift, can make a significant difference. The procedure lifts and tightens the muscles and tissue, redefines the jawline and introduces a toned, youthful-looking neck.
How the Procedure Works
The culprit behind the noticeable saggy skin is the platysma muscle, which is located beneath the neck’s fatty tissue. As the platysma relaxes, it pushes the neck tissue down, resulting in the so-called “double chin” or “turkey neck.”
Once the tissue begins sagging, diet and exercise won’t completely solve the issue, so a neck lift is often recommended. The procedure requires a plastic surgery trained physician to make very small incisions underneath the chin and behind the ears. Through these openings, the physician moves the platysma muscle into a higher and tighter position, securing it with sutures. Excess fat is removed with liposuction while excess skin is trimmed away. All incisions are closed with sutures so they can heal quickly without scarring.
Once the neck procedure is completed, the lifted muscle will heal into to its new position, redefining the neck and jawline. Most patients recover from swelling and bruising in about 10 to 14 days, and see full results in about three to four weeks.
There are many cosmetic surgery clinics in Dallas that offer neck tightening procedures, but patients find there are two differentiations that make Fresh Image Cosmetic Surgery Center the best choice.
The Fresh Image Difference
- Faster Recover and Lower Cost: Most providers require a patient to go under general anesthesia for the neck tightening procedure. By contrast, Fresh Image uses local anesthesia with oral sedation. This choice equates to less cost for the procedure, and a quicker recovery time.
- Over 10,000 Facial Cosmetic Surgeries in 30+ Years: Every neck tightening procedure is performed by John Standefer, who also serves as the clinic’s Medical Director. Our double board-certified leader is specialized in otorhinolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. In his storied career, he’s performed more than 10,000 facial procedures.
Dr. Standefer can also perform other procedures in conjunction with the neck lift, depending on the patient’s needs and goals. These options, as well as cosmetic surgery financing, can be discussed during a complimentary consultation.
In the health and wellness lineup, confidence goes a long way. Neck tightening smooths out wrinkles and reduces excess skin to unveil a youthful, natural-looking facial profile. These long-term results can help to sidestep the aging process—and provide a beautiful, youthful boost.