Denver, Colorado Neck Lift
As we age, the tissues of the lower part of the face and neck descend. While this gives the appearance that the skin itself is sagging, it is actually the muscle, and the tissue overlying the muscle that have fallen, giving a heavy look to the lower face and neck. Many people also have deposits of fat underneath the chin, which make the problem worse. The lower part of the face changes from a nice youthful oval shape to an older, heavier, more squared off look. The lower border of the jaw loses its defined edge and begins to blend in with the skin of the neck. For our patients in Denver, Colorado, neck lift surgery can restore a more attractive, youthful appearance.
Neck lift involves removing the extra fat along the lower border of the jaw line and into the neck. This removes the fullness from both the neck and from the jowls along the jaw. The muscle underneath the skin is then restored to its more youthful position. The skin moves up with the muscle, tightening the jaw line and smoothing the neck beautifully. The incision is completely hidden behind the ear. As a result of surgery:
- The lower part of the face regains its oval appearance
- Definition is restored to the jaw line
- The neck becomes smoother and more slender
At our practice, a neck lift is often performed with a facelift for Denver patients who want optimal rejuvenation of the lower face and neck. When performed alone, the procedure can be done relatively quickly, sometimes even using a local anesthetic. Regardless of the anesthetic, most people are able to be back to work in about a week.
To learn more about neck lift or other facial procedures, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Menachof today. Or you can call The Center for Aesthetic Facial Surgery at (303) 792-3838 to schedule an appointment.