NECK LIFT PROCEDURE IN Riverside
Are you considering neck lift surgery in Riverside? Dr. Amar Gupta specializes in neck lift procedures. As we age, the skin around your neck gets looser. Significant weight-loss can also contribute to excess neck skin. Along with excess skin in the neck area, as you age, the muscles in the area start to weaken and become loose. Loose skin, weak muscles and extra fatty tissue all combine to produce a look that’s often called “turkey neck,” since it resembles the wattle that turkeys have under their beak.
A neck lift procedure, is often the most effective way to rid yourself of turkey neck. The surgery can involve removing excess skin, a procedure known as cervicoplasty, as well as tightening the muscles of the neck, a procedure known as platysmaplasty.
PLATYSMAPLASTY AND CERVICOPLASTY
During a platysmaplasty procedure, Dr. Gupta makes a few small incisions, under the chin and in some cases near the ears. The procedure can be performed endoscopically, meaning a small camera is inserted into the neck, allowing Dr. Gupta to see the area without making large incisions. Depending on the condition of your neck, Dr. Gupta will tighten and adjust the neck muscle or remove a section of the muscle. After the neck muscle is adjusted or partially removed, the surgeon will work to lift the neck by cutting away excess skin.
NECK LIFT TREATMENT OPTIONS
Depending on the amount of fat in your neck area, liposuction might be part of the neck lift procedure as well. Dr. Gupta can use liposuction techniques to remove the fatty tissue to improve your overall appearance.
You might not need a surgical procedure to reduce the look of turkey neck. In some cases, Botox injections in the neck area are sufficient. The injections relax the muscles and reduce the appearance of bands in the neck. Injections might not last long as surgery but the recovery time is sufficiently shorter.
If you are concerned about the look of your neck, contact us to set up a consultation and discuss which procedures are most suitable for you.
The delicate skin on our neck is one place on our bodies where age is particularly apparent. Factors such as genetics, loose neck muscles from aging, environmental influences and significant weight loss can cause your neck to look older than the rest of you. But what can be done about it?
WHAT A NECK LIFT CAN CORRECT
The neck lift procedure tightens the neck muscles and removes excess, sagging skin from the chin and along the jawline, sharpening the contour of the neck and removing any vertical lines that have accumulated there over time. The result is a smoother, more defined neck that makes you look much younger, and thinner, than before.
GOOD CANDIDATES FOR A NECK LIFT
In general, you are considered a good candidate for neck lift surgery if you:
- Are in good physical health
- Are medically cleared by your doctor (especially if pregnant)
- Are a non-smoker (or quit smoking before surgery)
SCHEDULE A NECK LIFT CONSULTATION WITH DR. GUPTA
Is your neck making you look and feel years older than you are? Call Dr. Gupta’s practice at tel:(951) 422-2909 to schedule a consultation and learn more about neck lift surgery.