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What comes to mind when you think about the visible signs of aging? Wrinkles around your eyes? Lines around your mouth? Sagging cheeks and hollows under your eyes?

Surprise! For most people, it’s the neck that shows the most dramatic signs of aging, with wrinkles, sagging skin, and other changes showing up even before facial wrinkles make an appearance.

Fortunately, neck lift surgery can help. Nearly 200,000 Americans — women and men — have neck lift surgery every year to restore the youthful look of their neck and chin area.

At Vida Bela Plastic Surgery, Chelsea Snider, MD, uses a patient-centered approach to neck lift surgery at her practices in Plano and Frisco, Texas. Advanced surgical techniques allow Dr. Snider to address not only the superficial signs of aging, but also the underlying structural changes in your neck, for long-lasting results.

5 benefits of neck lift surgery

Neck lift surgery is associated with high levels of patient satisfaction, thanks to the many benefits it offers — including these five.

#1: It restores your youthful contours — and your confidence

One of the most frustrating and discouraging aspects of aging is that most people wind up looking a lot older than they feel. Aging gracefully doesn’t mean giving in to everything that comes your way. Neck lift surgery realigns how you feel with how you look.

Neck lift surgery includes techniques to address multiple signs of aging in your neck, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Loose, sagging skin
  • Visible vertical neck bands

Plus, Dr. Snider can incorporate techniques to eliminate fatty deposits under your chin that can’t be reduced by diet or exercise.

#2: It involves small incisions

Even though the results of neck lift surgery can dramatically reverse the signs of aging, the incisions are surprisingly small.

Those small incisions mean your scars will be tiny, too, easily hidden in the natural contours of your neck and face. Plus, when incision size is small, the risk of infection and bleeding is significantly reduced.

#3: Recovery time is brief

A neck lift is a surgical procedure. so you should expect some swelling and bruising afterward. However, the overall recovery time is brief — most people get back to their regular routines in about three weeks, returning to work in only about a week’s time.

#4: It can be combined with other procedures

On its own, a neck lift can give you amazing results. But one of the best things about neck lift surgery is that it can be combined with other cosmetic treatments for even greater results.

Depending on your concerns, you might opt to have a neck lift in combination with a brow lift or even a facelift for a full makeover. Neck lifts can also be used along with injectables like Botox and cosmetic fillers.

#5: Results are long-lasting

It’s true, there are nonsurgical options that can help address some of the milder signs of aging in your neck. But while these options can offer some benefits, they can’t address every issue.

Nonsurgical treatments are designed to address superficial changes, without correcting the underlying structural changes that happen with aging. Neck lift surgery lifts the muscles and other tissues in addition to smoothing wrinkles and getting rid of sagging skin. That means your results will last much longer — typically between 10-15 years.

Look as young as you feel

You don’t have to wait for your neck to look old before you have a neck lift procedure. Having neck lift surgery earlier — say, in your 40s — can help prevent sagging and drooping to help you maintain your youthful profile well into your older years.

Don’t let a sagging neck take a toll on your self-confidence. Book an appointment with Vida Bela Plastic Surgery online or over the phone, and let Dr. Snider customize a treatment plan just for you.

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