Neck lifts can help patients fight signs of aging in the neck and lower face 

Tighten neck is often desired by Charlotte, NC patients who are noticing signs of aging in the neck and lower face. Often, as people age, they begin to notice sagging skin on the neck which can lead to wrinkles and the development of jowls and extra fat under the chin. To help tight neck skin, patients may undergo a neck lift surgery. 

Doctors will work to tighten neck through a variety of methods 

Prior to surgery patients will meet with the doctor for a consultation and examination. During this examination, the doctor will examine the skin on the neck for elasticity, thickness, and texture. These factors help determine where exactly the incisions will go and more. You should also use this time to discuss your expectations for the surgery and any other goals you have.  

Once the consultation is complete, it’s time for surgery. During surgery, the doctor will make an incision typically along the ear which extends down around the earlobe and into the hairline. The placement of the incisions makes it easy to hide any scarring with hair or makeup.  

Once the incision is made, the doctor will get to work. They will often alter or remove weakened neck muscles that are no longer able to keep the skin on the neck up and pulled back. They will also reposition the skin on the neck to move it back up and pull it back. If necessary, they will also remove any excess skin from the area. A small incision under the chin may be required to remove fat from the chin area via liposuction. 

It can take a few weeks for patients to heal 

The area will be bandaged after surgery and patients will need to stay home to recover for a few days. Most patients feel confident enough with their progress to return to work and activities within ten to 14 days after surgery. However, it can take up to six weeks for patients to fully heal from a neck tighten procedure. The result at the end should be a smoother neck that leaves patients feeling more confident in their appearance. 

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC residents who want to learn more about how to tighten neck to fight signs of aging should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman has focused his practice exclusively on facial plastic surgery since 1988 and is double board certified. Dr. Freeman takes pride in leaving patients with the best results possible and helping them feel better about their appearance. Be sure to contact his office today to schedule your consultation.