A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the appearance of the neck to create a slimmer and younger look. This custom procedure will remove excess fat and skin around the neck and tighten vertical neck bands, or remove saggy skin and fat, or a “turkey neck.”
Excess fat is removed by making incisions below the chin and performing liposuction, which will take about an hour. Cervicoplasty and platysmaplasty, however, will take one to four hours depending on the extent of the procedure. In cervicoplasty, incisions below the chin or at the back of the ears are made to lift and trim excess skin for a firmer appearance. In platysmaplasty, similar incisions are also made to access and adjust the neck muscles to prevent them from sagging.