Overview of a Neck Lift
Dr. Rana will create an incision behind each ear near the earlobe to gain access to the deeper neck tissue. In more extensive cases, he may have to create larger incisions extending into the hairline, still inconspicuous and hidden. Below the skin, the platysma, or muscle band, found in both sides of the neck may be surgically tightened. Furthermore, restructuring of the platysma can include surgical cuts to this fibrous sheet or an elevation of the tissue, leaving it fully intact.
It is not uncommon to use liposuction to sculpt the fat of the jawline (jowls) and neck. In this case, an incision is created below the chin, where a small cannula can access the fatty tissue to perform lipo-sculpting. Depending on the patient’s desired aesthetics, the fat may be completely removed or redistributed to areas lacking in volume.
Often, patients seeking the neck lift complain of excess skin. Though no two neck lift surgeries performed are alike, many do require the excision of some of this overlying tissue. In cases requiring minimal correction, or where skin laxity is not an aesthetic concern, the doctor may not cut away the skin, and a sleeker neck can be achieved through other surgical methods.