The aging neck—evident in wrinkles, crepey or sagging skin, a “turkey neck” appearance, and/or muscular “banding”—is due to natural, gradual changes in our skin, muscle and subcutaneous fat over time or through weight fluctuations. A lower rhytidectomy (or Neck Lift) tightens and recontours the neck by addressing all three of these layers simultaneously. Performed in conjunction with laser liposuction, a submental incision approach involves a 3-centimeter incision beneath the chin. Through this concealed, minimal incision, Dr. Jason Emer and his expert plastic surgeons are able to undermine the skin, remove the fat, internally shrink the skin, and tighten the muscle. For patients with more significant skin looseness or laxity in the neck and jowl/jawline area, a combination Neck Lift and Face Lift approach may be most effective to provide significant lift, contour, and tightening.
To achieve subtle but visible improvements in neck lifting, tightening and contouring without surgery, Dr. Emer often employs a combination of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments, including Thermage radiofrequency skin tightening; Ultherapy ultrasound skin tightening; Belotero filler and neuromodulator injections to address neck folds, wrinkles and band lines; Kybella injections to destroy fat cells and help eliminate double chins; fillers to define and contour the jawline and chin; and Silhouette InstaLift threading to provide an immediate, lasting lift in the cheeks, jawline, jowls and neck.