The "turkey waddle" (too much fat) or the fact that muscle bands are showing through become apparent to patients when the neck jaw line goes out of proportion with the rest of their facial features for a variety of reasons.
Additional neck skin might also be a problem.
At our medical center, the neck lift procedure is highly popular and is done solely to revitalize the neck.
It is crucial to remember that a neck lift by itself won't tighten any loose facial or neck skin.
Simply said, the neck is being sculpted by having fat removed and muscles tightened.
A face/neck lift will be required if the neck has extra skin.
Skin, muscle, and fat make up the neck's three individual parts.
The platysma muscle is both present above and below the neck fat, which completely destroys the clean jaw/neck angle.
While the fat above the muscle is eliminated with both direct and indirect liposuction, the fat beneath the platysma muscle must be surgically excised.
To establish a new jaw line, the front of the platysma muscle needs to be stitched together and tightened to the neck muscles.
The skin will then cover the altered neck profile.
Skin is not removed during a neck lift procedure.
Because the neck fat has been eliminated, patients appear to have lost weight.
For both men and women in their 40s or 50s who have good skin tone but just have excess fat in the neck, the neck lift procedure is a terrific procedure.
Because it produces uneven results when done blindly, traditional neck liposuction is no longer done.
However, there are restrictions on what a neck lift may do. It is performed to redefine the jaw line.
Excessive inelastic skin is the main restriction.
A full face/neck lift is required to tighten the skin if there is extra skin in the neck.
A 1 inch incision is made in the neck at the submental crease, slightly below the chin, and two 0.5 inch incisions are made in the sulcus behind the ear.
Following a neck lift, women's hairlines in the postauricular region do not move, making it possible for them to wear their hair high.
Patients can cover the incision with concealer until it is fully healed after the sutures under the chin are removed.
For a smooth surgery and a quick recovery afterward, patients must also be in excellent physical condition, be free of any other previous medical disorders, and carefully adhere to all preoperative and postoperative instructions.
To prevent bleeding during or after the neck lift, pre-existing high blood pressure must be managed with medication.