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Tighter Necks for Thanksgiving

neck liftNow that we’ve entered the fall, there’s only one popular loose giggly neck. And that’s on your Thanksgiving turkey! For the rest of us, we don’t want a saggy, banded, hanging neck. But a neck lift with Dr. Malamet can solve the problem.

What’s wrong with my neck?

Gravity is one tough hombre, especially when he’s working in combo with natural aging. Our necks are generally one of the first places on the body to really show aging. A couple things are at work here. First, our muscles become less taut as we age. On the neck this shows itself with lovely neck bands. Second, our skin loosens as we age and our bodies stop producing as much collagen. And where our skin usually has bone and muscle structure under it to support it, on the neck the skin is simply hanging downward. No wonder it’s drooping after decades of existence!

Don’t forget your neck

People are so concerned with aging on their face that they overlook what’s going on just under their chin. They may opt for a facelift, or a brow lift, or both. They may have session after session of Botox or dermal fillers.

But they tend to stop at the chin, and this can be a glaring mistake. After all, in a tank top, while your face may be rejuvenated, if you’ve overlooked your neck, there will be an odd demarcation line. Dr. Malamet performs neck lifts to keep up with those facial procedures.

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift is a facial plastic surgery procedure that addresses loose neck skin, excess fat under the chin, excess skin and sagging skin in the lower face, and muscle banding on the neck. In a neck lift, Dr. Malamet removes excess fat and skin, but also tightens the underlying muscles. A good candidate for a neck lift has most of their facial aging showing on the lower part of the face.

How does Dr. Malamet do a neck lift?

The most common technique involves making incisions around the bottom of the ears, extending into the hairline. The skin and muscle tissue is then lifted upward and outward in the neck and lower cheeks. Excess skin is removed.

For patients without too much excess skin, Dr. Malamet makes the incision under the chin. He removes excess fat with liposuction and tightens the muscles to improve the contour.

Don’t be a like a turkey this Thanksgiving, get a neck lift with Dr. Malamet. Call us at 818-380-3130 to schedule a consultation.