Get Rid of Sagging Neck Skin with Neck Lift Surgery
As we age, the skin around our neck loses some firmness, leading to wrinkles and sagging areas. This common sign of aging can make us look older than we feel. Unfortunately, over-the-counter products can only do so much to help this problem. Neck lift surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates is one of the only ways to address excess skin and restore a more youthful appearance.
Triple board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Courtney Caplin and Dr. Erik Nuveen understand that a "turkey neck" can impact your self-esteem and confidence. Call our office in Oklahoma City, OK, to learn about this procedure and schedule a consultation. We can help you get rid of issues like sagging neck skin.
What causes sagging neck skin?
Sagging neck skin is caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, weight loss, and natural aging. As we get older, our skin produces fewer proteins called collagen and elastin, which are responsible for keeping our skin firm. This leads to sagging skin, especially in areas like the neck, where the tissue is thinner and delicate.
Though drugstore creams claim to be the solution for wrinkles around the neckline, they only provide minor, temporary results. Cosmetic surgery is virtually the only way to get rid of sagging skin and achieve long-term results.
What is a neck lift procedure?
A neck lift involves cutting away excess skin and fat, tightening underlying muscles, and repositioning tissue to create more youthful contours. Dr. Caplin and Dr. Nuveen perform neck lift procedures at our state-of-the-art facility in Oklahoma City, OK. During surgery, an incision is placed in front of or behind the ears, as well as beneath the chin. This allows us to make changes while minimizing visible scarring.
It takes about an hour to complete a neck lift, and patients can return home the same day. Recovery time varies for each individual, but most resume regular activities within several weeks.
Who is a good candidate for a neck lift?
Neck lift surgery is ideal for men and women who have too much sagging skin around their necks. Typically, patients are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for what a neck lift can achieve. During a consultation at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates, Dr. Caplin or Dr. Nuveen will ask about your medical history and perform an assessment to determine if a neck lift is safe for your cosmetic goals.
In addition, smokers are encouraged to quit before undergoing excess skin removal. Smoking can contribute to complications during and after a neck lift.
How long do the results of a neck lift last?
A neck lift provides long-lasting results, but that does not prevent your skin from aging in the future. We highly recommend maintaining a healthy lifestyle and protecting the skin from UV rays to help prolong results. Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates also provides nonsurgical treatments and procedures so patients can "touch up" their outcomes as needed.
Get rid of sagging skin
There is no need to live with sagging neck skin or a "turkey neck" any longer. Triple board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Courtney Caplin and Dr. Erik Nuveen can help you achieve a youthful, rejuvenated appearance with neck lift surgery. Contact Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, OK, to book an assessment and take your first step to a more confident, youthful you.