Neck Rejuvenation

Neck rejuvenation has proven to be a highly satisfactory procedure for people interested in improving the appearance of the neck, according to study results published in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®. The study results compiled satisfaction levels of 33 patients who were treated with neck liposuction, skin tightening and muscle tightening. Nearly one third of the patients experienced a marked improvement and approximately two thirds of the patients experienced moderate improvement. Perhaps, the attraction to neck rejuvenation is because of reasonable costs associated with the procedure and little downtime.

Younger women and men are interested in neck liposuction to remove fatty deposits under the chin and on the neck due to genetics or excess weight. Older people are interested in neck liposuction for the area where the neck and chin meet as well as the neck. Older people may require skin and muscle tightening as well as liposuction. People in elder years may benefit most from neck liposuction, skin and muscle tightening. In elder cases, the face lift procedure may further leverage neck rejuvenation results.

Neck liposuction involves the use of local anesthetics and a cannula that is inserted through a very small incision behind the ears and/or under the chin to remove fat. Surgery for skin removal is not often required because neck skin usually naturally contracts once released from underlying muscle. In more advanced stages of aging, skin and muscle tightening may be accomplished by repositioning skin and underlying muscles. The face lift may be necessary when excessive skin requires trimming and tightening.

Neck rejuvenation may bring greater balance and harmony to the face by improving the profile of the neck and chin. The procedure will bring a definition line back to the chin and jaw lines. Neck rejuvenation is appealing because it is less invasive than other plastic surgery procedures for many individuals. The recovery period is usually a few days and discomfort can be easily managed. The results continue to improve over time and last for years to follow.

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