As the cosmetic industry has grown and revolutionized to bring smoother, more youthful complexions to the average person, the neck has been left behind. While many options exist to safely minimize and reverse the signs of aging in common areas of the face, such as the forehead and around the eyes, the skin of the neck still betrayed a person’s age by appearing saggy and wrinkled.
Luckily, options also exist to smooth out and lift the skin of the neck so that it can appear as youthful as the skin on the face, providing for a seamless anti-aging treatment. Similar to the range of procedures for the face, treatments for sagging neck skin can vary from invasive to non-invasive treatments, depending on what the patient is looking for, how severe the skin is and how much the patient is willing to spend.
Treatment options include Botox, liposuction, neck lift, and a new non-surgical procedure called Ulthera. Every person’s situation and needs are different, so it is important to work with a highly knowledgeable and skilled plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Jane Weston to determine what the best procedure will be for you.
Cosmetic procedures were once only affordable to celebrities and the wealthy crowd. However, with advances to anti-aging technology and the availability of a wide variety of options to fit every budget, more and more people are getting cosmetic procedures done, for a variety of reasons. The most common procedures sought after are ones that fight, minimize or reverse the signs of aging, primarily on the face, but also on other parts of the body, including the neck.
The two most common forms of anti-aging treatment on the market for the neck are neck lift and neck liposuction. Both procedures have their pros and cons and will work best in different situations. If you are looking into options to improve the appearance of sagging skin on your neck, it is important to work with a knowledgeable, trained, and certified plastic surgeon to ensure that you know your options.
Dr. Jane Weston and I teamwork with each patient individually to discuss their needs, lifestyle, desired results, budget, and type of procedures they are willing to consider. Weighing out all of this information will help the team make recommendations on the best procedure for you.
In recent years there has been a large emphasis in magazines, TV, and social media on the benefits of cosmetic anti-aging treatments that can be performed quickly, easily, and affordably. For the most part, these ads talk only about what the procedures or products can do for the face, without any mention of the neck. The skin on the neck will age and sag, just like the skin on the face.
Neck lifts or neck liposuction can benefit anyone who is experiencing sagging skin on both their neck and face or just on their neck. When considering treating the signs of aging on the face, patients should also take into consideration having the neck skin treated as well to ensure that the end result is a continuous, consistent appearance through the neck and face. Additionally, anyone who is feeling self-conscious about the appearance of their neck can talk to a plastic surgeon about their options for improving the appearance of the skin and reversing any visible signs of natural aging in this area.
Results from having a neck lift or neck liposuction will vary from one person to the next, based on the condition of their skin and severity of the sagging prior to starting treatment, the type of procedure they have performed, and the overall health of the patient and their skin. Several factors will contribute to the signs of aging, particularly in the neck, including age, environmental exposures, diet, exercise and activity level, lifestyle, stress, and posture.
When you book your initial consultation with Dr. Jane Weston, she will provide you with your treatment options and can help you to see what your results will be following your procedure. To get started, reach out to our clinic today to book your initial consultation. We serve patients from Menlo Park CA, Redwood City CA, Palo Alto CA, Belmont CA, Woodside CA, and Mountain View CA.