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Genetics and age can cause sagging in the neck and howling. Lower face and neck lifts are often done at the same time to redefine the jawline and tighten the neck taking years and weight off the face. This patient underwent a lower face (jawline) and neck lift with some filler placed in her cheeks afterward.

The Basics

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to address sagging skin and loose muscles in the neck area. As people age, they often develop excess skin, fat deposits, and weakened platysma muscles, leading to a “turkey neck” or jowls. A neck lift aims to tighten the skin, remove excess fat, and sometimes adjust the underlying muscles to create a smoother, more youthful neck contour. This comprehensive approach helps reduce the visible signs of aging in the neck, enhancing overall facial harmony.

Who is a good candidate?

A good candidate for a neck lift is someone experiencing visible signs of aging in the neck area, such as sagging skin, jowls, or “turkey neck.” These individuals often notice that their neck and jawline have lost definition due to excess skin or fat and weakened platysma muscles. A neck lift can address these concerns, restoring a smoother and more youthful contour. Ideal candidates may find that these signs of aging impact their overall appearance, and they seek a surgical solution to rejuvenate their neck.

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