Neck wrinkles are a sign of aging in many people 

Neck wrinkles are usually a sign of aging for many Charlotte, NC residents. Though wrinkles, in general, are often a sign of aging, some people may not realize there are options to remove them from the neck area. Along with neck wrinkles being a sign of aging, some people may also feel very self conscious about their appearance if they have a lot of them. Neck lift surgery is an option to help treat this and give patients their confidence back. 

Neck lift surgery can treat more than just neck wrinkles 

While neck lift surgery does help eliminate neck wrinkles, it can help eliminate other signs of aging as well. Many people may develop excess fat on the neck, which can give them jowls or saggy skin under the chin. The procedure can also remove excess skin on the neck. Following surgery patients should have a smoother, more contoured neck that leaves them looking younger and feeling more confident.  

 The surgeon will start the incision around the ear 

When having a neck lift to eliminate neck wrinkles or other signs of aging in the lower facial area, the surgeon will begin by making an incision in the contours of the ear. They will then continue the incision around the earlobe and into the hairline. The doctor will then go in through this incision and begin working on the neck.  

 There are many things doctors can do to remove neck wrinkles and other problems on the neck and lower face. They may alter or remove weakened neck muscles that are causing the sagging skin. Or, they may reposition the skin, so it is pulled back to its original position. Often, the doctor will then remove any extra skin. They can also remove fat from under the chin by making an incision under the chin and removing the fat via liposuction.  

 Most patients will need to take ten to 14 days off work following the surgery 

Following the surgery, the doctor will bandage the neck and lower facial area, as well as the incision points. Patients should follow doctor’s instructions carefully to be sure they care for the area appropriately. This will encourage a smoother recovery and better results.  

 Most patients feel confident enough with their progress that they return to work and activities ten to 14 days after surgery. Though they may return to normal activities, it can sometimes take a full six weeks for patients to completely heal and feel comfortable participating in big life events.   

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC patients don’t have to deal with neck wrinkles they don’t like. Neck lift surgery may be able to help. Be sure to call Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sean Freeman, to learn more about the procedure and if it is right for you.