A sagging neck is a cosmetic issue that many people experience each year. Fortunately, many cosmetic treatments exist to eradicate a sagging neck, resulting in a more youthful and contoured appearance.
Dr. Anthony Farole, a leading board-certified facial cosmetic surgeon, offers several treatments to eradicate a sagging neck. Dr. Farole runs a full-time facial cosmetic surgery center in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
Why Does the Neck Sag Over Time?
One of the downsides to the aging process is that skin laxity occurs; it happens because as a person gets older, the body produces less collagen and elastin.
Collagen is a structural protein and the foundation for the skin, whereas elastin is a protein that causes the skin to recoil like a spring and ensures skin elasticity. When the body has fewer collagen and elastin proteins, it can result in loose and sagging skin.
Unfortunately, one of the most visible areas of that part of the aging process is the neckline and jowl area. Some people end up with “turkey neck” – excess skin that drapes down from the neck and jawline and resembles that of a turkey.
Neck Contouring Overview
The good news is you can do something about those unwanted effects of the aging process. Dr. Farole offers some cosmetic neck contouring treatments that can help reverse those signs of aging and result in a more defined neckline and jawline.
A mini facelift is a minimally-invasive procedure that can target minor sagging in the neck, jawline, and cheeks. If you have a sagging neck that is very prominent, Dr. Farole may suggest you have a full facelift.
Other cosmetic treatment options include a neck lift, which is ideal for skin sagging, bands, and wrinkles around the neck, and neck liposuction to reduce the appearance of neck rolls or a “double chin.”
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Benefits of Neck Contouring
Neck contouring is a collective term that describes the various cosmetic treatments offered by Dr. Farole to resolve a sagging neck. Undoubtedly, one of the most significant benefits of neck contouring is that it tightens the skin around the neck, creating a more defined look.
Recovery time is typically around one to three weeks after surgery, depending on the treatments you have, and any significant swelling subsides after one month. Neck contouring offers dramatic results that will also give you a confidence boost.
If Dr. Farole recommends two or more cosmetic treatments to address your sagging neck, you can typically have the work carried out in the same treatment session.
Am I a Candidate for Neck Contouring Treatments?
You might be a good candidate for neck contouring treatments such as a neck lift, neck liposuction, a facelift, or a mini facelift if you’re experiencing a sagging neck. You could also be a candidate if a balanced diet and exercising don’t make a difference to your neck.
All surgical treatments to resolving a sagging neck are best suited to non-smokers. However, smokers will get asked to stop smoking for several weeks before and after the surgery to aid recovery and provide the best results from the neck contouring procedures.
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Take the Next Step
Are you interested in learning more about neck rejuvenation? Schedule a consultation at Dr. Farole’s Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA by giving us a call at (610) 668-3300 today.