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Understanding Neck Lift Surgery and What It Can Do for You

Dr. Roberto Garcia | 10/07/2019

The neck area is one of the first affected by the natural process of aging. The skin on the neck is delicate and thin in texture so when it starts to lose elasticity, sagging skin can develop. Other issues like dramatic weight loss, genetics, and sun exposure can warrant changes in the appearance of your neckline leaving unwanted, loose skin left behind. A neck lift can help restore a more youthful profile and rejuvenate a person's appearance, so they feel better about how they look. Also known as a lower rhytidectomy, a neck is a popular procedure done today and Dr. Roberto Garcia is the plastic surgeon who can help.

Founder and lead surgeon at the Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery center in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Dr. Garcia has helped both women and men lift their necks back to their former youthful state. Known throughout the Jacksonville, FL area for his surgical expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Garcia is a double board-certified plastic surgeon helping patients in the greater Northeast Florida area get the results they want. His extensive experience and artistic background allow him to achieve the aesthetic goals needed for each of his patients. His neck lift procedures are no exception to his rule of high standards. Here is some helpful information from Dr. Garcia on how a neck lift can improve your profile and give you a more youthful appearance.

The “turkey neck” issue

The “turkey neck” is an actual term used when describing how a person's neck may look like the wattle on a turkey. It is a common issue, mainly for women, as they age. The neck is made up of a band of muscles and as we get older those muscles along with the skin on the neck area begin to lose elasticity and the “turkey neck” surfaces. When patients look in the mirror they see a change in not only their appearance but their profile so considering a neck lift can resolve that issue.

Why does the neck area change?

The underlying band of muscles on the neck called platysma muscles begin to be less tight or taut as we age. Those muscles in the front and back of the neck begin to lose elasticity causing neck skin to droop or sag. Women are prone to this issue when they hit their late 40s or early 50s. Other conditions that can affect the neck area are extreme weight loss as well as lifestyle factors such as excessive sun exposure which can alter the skin on the neck area.

Is a neck lift only for women?

Both men and women in the Jacksonville, FL area struggle with excess fatty tissue buildup under the chin area or sagging skin in their neckline. Anyone can greatly benefit from a lower rhytidectomy or neck lift. This simple procedure can provide dramatic and amazing results. Non-smoking, healthy individuals who are concerned about how their neck area looks due to weight loss, age, or other factors are turning to cosmetic help, such as a neck lift procedure, to eliminate unsightly loose and sagging skin from such a prominent area.

How does it work?

After an initial consultation and thorough exam with Dr. Garcia, he will discuss his surgical plan of action for your neck lift procedure. In some cases, liposuction may be necessary to further contour the neck area for better results. Dr. Garcia is a proponent of establishing a trusting relationship with each of his patients and listening to their aesthetic needs in order to give them the results they want. Depending on the degree of severity with loose skin, surgical incisions will be made under the chin if needed and behind each ear. This allows the band of muscles to be tightened to optimize the results. Any excess fat or skin is removed while the muscles are gradually tightened in the neck to leave a smooth, rejuvenated profile.

The visible results

This simple, straightforward procedure can provide patients with noticeable results. A neck lift is an amazing stand-alone procedure or it can be done in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments such as a facelift, eyelift, or chin implant procedure to give patients an overall restored look. The appearance of loose skin in the neck area can make anyone feel self-conscious and no amount of diet and exercise can change it. A lower rhytidectomy or neck lift can help tighten loose neck muscles and skin so you can have a firmer, more contoured profile. It instantly transforms a patient's neckline to make them feel and look younger.

If you live in the Jacksonville or Northeast Florida area and want to help your neckline look more refined and contoured, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Roberto Garcia. His extensive focus on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in his state-of-the-art plastic surgery center, Contoura Plastic Surgery, in Ponte Vedra, FL, can help you take the first step toward looking more refreshed and having a younger-looking profile. If you are interested in a lower rhytidectomy then we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Garcia today.


Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville

Under the direction of visionary double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery offers the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures in a relaxed and serene setting. Schedule a virtual or in-person consultation today to get the first glimpse of your future self.

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