One of the first places you are likely to notice signs of aging on your body is your neck. Due to a combination of weight fluctuation, sun damage, skin laxity and genetics, your neck may look older prematurely. Fortunately, Dr. Robert Galiano, a top-rated, board-certified plastic surgeon in Chicago, has found great success rejuvenating the neck with neck lift surgery. Here, he describes some of the benefits this popular procedure, specifically the types of aesthetic flaws that neck lift can reduce:
With age, your body decreases its production of collagen, a protein that is pivotal in keeping your skin tight. As a result, your skin loses elasticity and sags. Excess fat along the neck can further cause your skin to stretch and fold, generating the appearance of a “turkey neck.” When Dr. Galiano performs neck lift, he tightens the skin on the neck so that this wattle disappears.
Sagging skin that develops along the jawline is known as jowls. You are likely to notice this phenomenon as you age when the fat sinks lower in your face and your skin loses its natural elasticity. Because neck lift removes this excess skin and fat near the chin, you should see restored definition to your jawline instead of hanging, rounded edges caused in part by submental fat.
Platysma muscles (the long vertical bands on your neck) lose their strength with age and become increasingly noticeable through your skin. Their appearance is further accentuated by the loosening of the surrounding skin. During neck lift, Dr. Galiano can reduce the prominence of the platysma muscles to re-achieve a smoother neck contour.
Though you may fixate more on the wrinkles on your face, lines also show up on your neck as you get older. Neck lift is an effective solution for reducing the appearance of these lines and wrinkles. Having a smoother neck texture helps you to look significantly younger.
Make an Appointment with Dr. Galiano
As an expert face surgeon, Dr. Galiano is Chicago’s top choice for neck lift. During a consultation, he can examine the signs of aging on your neck and devise a surgical plan that best addresses these signs — different techniques may be appropriate depending on whether your aging is mild, moderate or severe. He may also suggest that you are a better candidate for facelift, which addresses loose skin and wrinkles on both the neck and the lower portion of the face, for a more complete rejuvenation.
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