If you are experiencing the signs of aging in the neck and jawline, Dr. Oliver P. Simmons may recommend a neck lift in Lexington, South Carolina. A neck lift, which is also called a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that is used to improve the signs of aging in the jawline and neck, including:

  • Excess fat and skin in the lower face, which creates jowls
  • Excess fatty deposits under the chin
  • Loose neck skin
  • Muscle banding in the neck, which creates abnormal contours

The following can cause the loss of youthful contours in the face and neck:

  • Heredity
  • Gravity
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Stress

Some patients believe that they are not ready for a full facelift because the upper face is still pleasing. However, many patients suffer from excess wrinkling of the neck skin, a “turkey wattle” or double chin, and jowl lines. When the neck and jaw area does not match the upper facial appearance, a neck lift may be the right choice.

Our plastic surgeon may perform the following in conjunction with a neck lift: a brow lift, which corrects a sagging or deeply furrowed brow; a fat transfer, which adds fullness to the lips and cheeks and reduces the appearance of wrinkles; or eyelid surgery, which rejuvenates aging eyes.

Feel free to contact Simmons Plastic Surgery today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.

*Results and patient experience may vary.