A neck lift is a complex procedure to reconstruct the neck and lower face. It involves repairing the platysma muscle of the neck, removing excess fat and trimming excess skin. The incisions are made, hidden in the hair line and within the ear. Through these incisions, the lax muscles are redraped. If needed, an additional incision is made under the chin. This is used to repair the divaricated muscle under the chin. Excess fat is then removed through the cut in the chin. Liposuction may also be used to contour the neck.
A neck lift is a four-hour procedure used to recontour the neck to a youthful cervicofacial angle and remove excessive tissues. It can also improve the marionette lines and the nasolabial folds. Fat grafting can be combined with a neck lift procedure to restore the malar cheek area. A drain on each side will be placed which will be removed the next day.