Due to the delicate skin and soft, underlying muscles of the neck, it is frequently one of the first areas to show signs of aging and weight loss. Over time, tissues and muscles deteriorate, and the skin loses its elasticity. Of course, familial genetics may also play a role. Sagging skin, heavy vertical bands, and deep wrinkles that result are difficult to conceal and tend to undermine one’s self-image.

A neck lift, also known as a platysmaplasty, can help address four potential causes of neck wrinkling. This is especially true when performed by Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center.

What are the four issues that a neck lift can help with?

1. Fat Deposits and Accumulation

Fat may accumulate beneath the chin and around the jowls over time.

2. Skin Laxity

Gravity causes sagging and drooping skin to develop on the neck. A neck lift will assist in minimizing this excess neck skin and enhancing your youthful appearance.

3. Laxity of Muscles

Your neck muscles on the sides may have lost their elasticity and firmness as you age. A neck lift will re-enforce the neck’s elasticity by tightening the muscles along its length.

4. Submucosal Laxity

Under the neck muscles, tissues may droop or sag, resulting in excess skin on the neck. A neck lift is an effective procedure for resolving this submuscular laxity.

Getting Ready For Your Neck Lift

Your candidacy for a neck lift will be determined during your initial consultation at the Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Bear in mind that a neck lift is frequently performed in conjunction with a facelift in order to complete your youthful appearance.

Each neck lift procedure is unique, and your doctor will help you determine which procedure is best for you. You will learn about all aspects of your neck lift surgery and the results you can expect during your consultation. Your neck lift procedure may include liposuction alone or liposuction in combination with muscle tightening and skin excision. At the Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center, our goal is to ensure that your necklift meets your expectations.