A neck lift is a set of procedures to enhance the appearance of your neck. Procedures can include:
You will tell your surgeon what you want to change about your neck, and then he or she will offer a professional opinion about what can realistically be done to address your concerns. The surgeon will explain the various techniques available for a neck lift, as well as anesthesia options, incision placements that may be most appropriate for you, and the risks and costs associated with a neck lift.
Like many cosmetic surgery procedures, a neck lift is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and light sleep sedation or general anesthesia. In a “skin-only” neck lift, the surgeon makes two incisions under or behind the ear, loosens the skin, redrapes it and removes any excess. In a platysmaplasty with a skin lift, an additional incision is made under the chin.