Skin of the face and neck lose elasticity as one ages. Underlying muscles lose tone and overall volume decreases. Aging of the neck is magnified by sun exposure, weight gain or loss, gravity and genetics. A neck lift helps improve the most visible signs of aging through removal and redistributing excess fatty deposits, tightening underlying muscles and removing sagging skin. Often neck lift surgery is complemented with others to restore volume and address cosmetic issues throughout the neck structures.
Other facial procedures can be performed at the same time including facelift, forehead lift, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), chin and cheek implants, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), liposuction and free fat transfer.