Aesthetic concerns of the neck are usually related to one or more of three factors. Problems can be due to too large fatty deposits, too loose skin, or banding of the muscle in the neck. Sometimes more than one of these problems can be causing the problem. The surgical solution depends on which of these factors is causing the problem.
Young people often have too many fatty deposits in the neck. If this is the problem, liposuction can be used to remove the fatty deposits and contour the neck line. As people age, they often develop banding of the muscle and loose skin. If the neck banding is an isolated problem, then BOTOX® may be utilized to improve the appearance. However, if the banding is severe or there is loose skin present, then this is better treated by a neck lift. This surgical procedure removes excess fat, tightens the muscle, and cuts out the excess skin. The incisions are hidden under the chin and around the ear.