Question: I think I need a necklift in Toronto. The skin hangs down around my neck. Where is the incision and is the neck muscle actually tightened? Can you remove some neck fat at the same time?
Answer: There are many different procedures which are done to rejuvenate the neck and give it a more youthful appearance. The incisions are traditionally made in the region of the hairline and under the chin. Quite a good technique involves an incision under the chin and sub mental liposuction or lipectomy, which is removing fat in the sub mental region. After this is done, usually the fat is removed just under the skin and can occasionally be removed under the muscle of the plastysma. After this is done, many surgeons use various techniques to tighten the platysma muscle using suture techniques to make the muscle tighter and help rejuvenate the neck. Occasionally, surgeons make incisions in post hairline and actually pull the entire skin. It is very important when this is done to make sure the scar is inconspicuous. There are many quick techniques for a neck lift. Most techniques remove some fat in the upper neck with very good results.