When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? Does your skin still have the firmness and glow of your youth? Or do you curse the reflection looking back at you that looks older than your years? According to Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Abergel many times your age actually shows on your neck more than on any other part of your body, explains.
So while many of us spend our time consumed with thoughts about our face and the aging process, a neck lift can actually completely rejuvenate a person’s features, causing them to look decades younger.
The sagging “turkey wattle” – as it’s called – generally begins to appear when we reach our forties. Other conditions that can be rectified by a neck lift include excess fat, loose or sagging skin around the neck, and vertical bands of neck muscles.
A sagging neck is caused by the aging of the neck muscle, which is called the platysma. Over time this muscle begins to droop, but your Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon can tighten the muscle and remove excess tissue, making the skin appear firm and young again.
And not all neck lift procedures are invasive. For instance, the most common procedure is a combination of liposuction and surgery. Liposuction is typically used to remove excess fat from the area around the chin. In some cases, if the turkey wattle isn’t too pronounced, Botox injections by your Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon can be used rather than invasive surgery.
The neck-lift procedure can take between 1-4 hours, the amount of time needed being completely dependent on the degree of desired surgical attention. A friend or family member must be present to assist the patient for the first 24 hours, and recovery takes between 10-14 days.
If you don’t want to have a turkey neck this summer, contact Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Abergel with any questions or to schedule a free consultation. He would be happy to help you look decades younger.