Everyone knows that facial wrinkles and creases are a normal part of the aging process. But, did you know that aging also affects the appearance of your neck? Over time, the skin on your neck gradually loses elasticity and strength. As a result, it may start to sag, leading to neck creases, wrinkles, and lines.
With a neck lift, it’s possible to smooth out lines on the neck, re-define the jawline, and give the neck a rejuvenated appearance. Many patients who are interested in getting a neck lift wonder when the right age is to take the plunge and schedule their plastic surgery procedure.
Here, we’ll discuss neck lift surgery and how to determine the best time to undergo this tried-and-true procedure.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure that can erase signs of aging on the neck. This may be done through:
- Cervicoplasty, during which excess skin is removed from the chin, jawline, and neck
- Platysmaplasty, during which the neck muscles are tightened and realigned
- Liposuction, during which excess fat is suctioned out of the neck and under-chin area
When to Consider Getting a Neck Lift
Typically, patients wait until they’re over the age of 40 to get a neck lift. This is because the signs of aging tend to become particularly visible in the 40s and 50s. Getting a neck lift in your 40s, rather than in your 60s, can lead to better results because the skin is more elastic and heals faster than it will at an older age.
Although 40 to 60 is the most common age range for getting a neck lift, there’s no concrete answer. In truth, you should get a neck lift whenever you feel that it would benefit your self-confidence!
If you’re interested in learning more about the neck lift procedure, schedule an appointment at Bayside Plastic Surgery today.