Scarves can be worn to keep you warm during cold weather or as an accessory to add a nice touch to your outfit. Sadly, there are a lot of people out there who use scarves to cover up their aging neck. They have loose neck skin that they do not want revealed to others.
As a person ages, their skin begins to lose volume. This causes their skin to sag. A person will begin to see many wrinkles in their skin as they get older. Or a person may also have sagging neck skin because they lost a lot of weight and now are dealing with excess skin. Skin that hangs under the chin has been referred to as turkey wattle. Individuals who are not satisfied with the appearance of their neck may be interested in a neck lift.
A neck lift is a surgery that is used to remove excess skin from the neck. As a person ages or as a result of losing a lot of weight, they have a lot of skin hanging under their jawline. Skilled surgeons like Dr. Stephens can use a neck lift as a way to help individuals enjoy a smoother, younger-looking neck.
When a person comes in for a consultation for a neck lift, our surgeon will thoroughly examine the person’s neck and the condition of their skin. He will also ask the patient about their medical history. If it is determined that a neck lift procedure is right for the patient, the procedure will be scheduled, anesthesia options will be discussed and information about care before and after the procedure will be discussed.
During the actual neck lift procedure, our cosmetic surgeon can tighten loose neck skin and remove any excess fat from under the chin. The end result is a younger-looking neck without the excess sagging skin.
A neck lift is a great surgical option for individuals who would like to have a more attractive neck that does not reveal their age. After the surgery has been performed and they have fully healed, they will only use scarves when the weather is cold or as an accent to an outfit. Besides that, they will be proud to show their neck off to the world.
Located in Baton Rouge, the office of Dr. J. Anthony Stephens, MD will assist you every step of the way in determining if a neck lift is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more about this effective procedure.