Your face does not stop at the jawbone. Skin in the neck usually begins to droop in the late thirties or early forties. The results of CERVICOPLASTY can be dramatic. The most common reason for sagging necks is excess fat in the upper neck (double chin), which occurs due to hereditary even in thin people. Weight loss may also result in excess flesh, or “turkey wattles”, hanging below the chin or the emergence of muscle bands in the subcutaneous layer. Each of these problems must be treated differently.
CERVICOPLASTY or NECK LIFT is performed outpatient procedure, with twilight sedation and local anesthesia and most often takes a little over an hour to perform. Usually one can resume normal activities within a week or so after surgery. A chin support is generally used during the recovery period.