If your self-confidence is low because of a saggy, droopy neck, you may be a candidate for neck lift surgery.
At Yco Facial Plastic Surgery in Encinitas, California, Mario Yco, MD, specializes in customized neck lift surgeries that can address sagging jowls and a double chin.
Dr. Yco uses minimally invasive techniques to improve the appearance of your neck, so it looks smoother and younger. He personalizes a treatment plan to your unique skin type and your desired results.
Why your neck is starting to sag
As you get older, your skin loses elasticity. Your body also slows down its production of collagen, an essential protein in healthy skin. Less elastic skin can’t fight off gravity, so it’s common for the skin around your neck and face to sag downward with age.
Another concern many people have with their neck is the deposits of fat that become more noticeable with age. Your body begins storing fat differently than it did when you were younger. The excess fat can cause a double chin appearance that makes you self-conscious.
While there are some exercises that may be able to target a double chin, surgery is the only way to effectively eliminate it.
How a neck lift can help you
A neck lift is a cosmetic surgery to remove excess fat and skin from your neck. The goal of this type of surgery is to tighten your skin, so it appears firmer and younger-looking.
To minimize your risk for visible scars, Dr. Yco uses small incisions in specific areas of your neck. He follows a customized treatment plan to eliminate unsightly fat and give your neck a smoother aesthetic. He can also take off extra skin, so your neck no longer droops downward.
Dr. Yco works to achieve natural-looking results. As long as you follow a healthy diet and regular exercise plan, you can expect to maintain your results for years.
When to consider a neck lift
You should consider neck lift surgery if you’re dissatisfied with your appearance because of loose, hanging skin around your neck. You may also be a candidate for a neck lift if you’re unhappy with excess fat built up under your chin.
Both men and women are candidates for neck lift surgery. Ideally, you should be in your 40s to 60s to get the best results from your procedure.
At your neck lift consultation, Dr. Yco can discuss your options for other cosmetic procedures to compliment your surgical results. He offers services like surgical face-lifts, laser treatments, Opus Plasma, facial fillers and injectables to fight the effects of aging.
Candidates for a neck lift should prepare to take off several days from work and other activities during recovery. You also need to wear an elastic band for at least five to seven days to minimize swelling.
If you’re ready to discuss your options for neck lift surgery, call 760-944-4211 or book an appointment online with YCO Facial Plastic Surgery today.