Improving your profile? Check. Eliminating your double chin? Check. Tightening your turkey neck? Check. These are just a few of the cosmetic goals that an anterior (front) neck lift can achieve.
Despite its benefits, many people are unfamiliar with this procedure. At Brucato Plastic Surgery Center, we want to change that. We’ve answered some common questions about this incredible rejuvenation technique below.
How Does a Front Neck Lift Work?
A front neck lift is a type of plastic surgery that creates a smoother and more youthful-looking neck. It’s less invasive than a full facelift while still offering dramatic results.
During the procedure, an incision is made in the front of the neck. From there, excess fat can be removed, the underlying muscles can be tightened, and hanging skin can be corrected, depending on your unique goals. It’s important to note that a front neck lift will not address the jowl or cheek area.
What Is the Best Age For a Front Neck Lift?
Most people who get neck lifts are over the age of 45. That’s because younger patients typically don’t have enough sagging skin to justify surgery.
Keep in mind that there’s no perfect age for revitalizing procedures like a front neck lift. If you’ve started to feel bothered by cosmetic changes such as loose skin and excess fat below your chin, it could be time to think about anterior neck lift surgery.
How Long Does an Anterior Neck Lift Last?
Unlike non-surgical neck rejuvenation, a front neck lift offers results that can last for upwards of 10 to 15 years. Your neck will start to droop a bit as you age. However, it’s unlikely that you will ever have the same amount of sagging as you did before surgery.
Simple ways to prolong your results include:
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Not smoking
- Wearing sun protection
- Getting professional skin care treatments