A Necklift or Neck Liposuction rejuvenates the neck by reducing fullness as well as skin and sagging that can occur due to heredity or the effects of aging. A small or receding chin and abnormal position of the jaw or hyoid bone (in the neck) can further contribute to a poorly defined neckline, and may be corrected with the placement of a chin implant.
Neck Lift requires incisions in back of the ears similar to a facelift, with repositioning of the tissues and removal of excess skin. Platysmaplasty (repair of a separated neck muscle) is performed through a 2-3 cm incision beneath the chin. Neck liposuction is done with a a very small incision beneath the chin or in the crease behind the earlobes. The fat is then removed through a thin hollow tube called a cannula.