To the consternation of many of us, the neck often starts to age before the face. Jowls form at the jawline, neck bands start hanging at the throat, and a turkey wattle neck appears. It can be caused by weight loss, simple aging, or hereditary factors.
Dr. Randall B. Weil offers the neck lift in San Francisco to give new life to the neck and lower face. This procedure, also known as a lower facelift or submental lipectomy, is used to eliminate sagging skin, tighten up any weak muscles, and remove undesired fat deposits. This results in a clean, beautiful jawline while brightening up the whole face.
Because genetic factors may be involved, people of all ages come for a neck lift. There are three parts to the procedure:
- Cervicoplasty – removal of the excess skin
- Platysmaplasty – tightening of the muscle
- Liposuction – suctioning out the fatty tissue
It takes two to three hours and can be combined with a facelift or forehead lift. Each facial augmentation procedure is planned for you alone, customized for your exact needs and goals. It can be done with general anesthesia or with local anesthetic and intravenous sedation. Our plastic surgeon will discuss these details with you ahead of time.
Incisions are made beneath the chin and/or behind the ears, depending on exactly what you are having done. The resulting scars will be fairly well hidden.
To learn more and to set up your consultation, please feel free
to contact our office today at (415) 691-6370.