“I hate my neck.”

Necklift surgery can help you love your neck all over again.

Necklift Cincinnati, OH“I hate all of this loose, crepey skin in my neck. The wrinkly folds and creases look terrible. Same for these vertical lines in the front of my neck. I feel so self-conscious wearing open necklines. I don’t know if it’s from being out in the sun or just from getting older, but what happened to my younger-looking neck?”

Many women in their 50s and older share these same feelings recently expressed by one of our consultation patients. An aging neck can cause us not only to be unhappy with our looks but also to change how we dress, even to the point of no longer donning formal wear, open neck tops or shirts. Often, a scarf becomes our go-to accessory no matter what the time of year.

Necklift surgery can make a world of difference.

As we age, the skin in our neck typically begins to show laxity, and the muscle bands become more visible. Add to this the excess and sagging skin in the lower face that creates jowls, and the result is our lower face and neck area look droopy and older than our chronological age.

The aging of the neck and lower face can be caused by genetics, sun damage, gravity, stress, and poor nutrition. Only a surgical procedure will eliminate the excess loose skin, remedy the prominent muscle bands, and improve the tone of the neck skin.

The Timeless Lift® performed by Dr. Robert J. Smyth in Cincinnati is a proven solution. This combined lower facelift and necklift surgery restores a younger and natural looking jawline and a smoother, lifted neck area. The procedure also includes tightening of loose neck muscles/vertical neckbands (platysmaplasty).

Patients benefit by getting natural results in one procedure, one cost and one healing period. Results last six to 10 years depending on how well you take care of your health, protect your skin from sun damage and avoid smoking.

Should you also have excess fat under your chin, the necklift surgery (Timeless Lift) can include Submental Liposuction, a quick and simple procedure that removes the excess fat and helps to achieve a more defined jawline and refined-looking neck.

The Timeless Lift® is performed under local anesthesia, with patients being entirely comfortable throughout the procedure but without the risks and longer recovery time associated with general anesthesia. Recovery can include some minor bruising and swelling but most patients return to work and full activities at 9-12 days post procedure.

WATCHOUT: Make sure to discuss expectations with your face and neck cosmetic surgeon/specialist. While a facelift/necklift surgery can improve the face and neck area, it cannot significantly improve the neck and chest area below the collarbone.
Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts/necklifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, laser skin resurfacing, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.201.8490.