I need neck work. The skin hangs down around my neck in folds, and there is fat.

Question:

I need neck work.  The skin hangs down around my neck in folds, and there is fat. Where is the incision and is the neck muscle actually tightened?  I also want to know if you can take out some fat at the same time.

Answer:

When the procedure you are talking about is what we refer to as a weekend facelift and a neck-lift with liposuction.  The liposuction of the neck below the jawline occurs through a small incision that is under the chin area.  Routinely, the muscle is tightened in that area so to begin creating a sling that could be tightened from the incision around the ear.  The neck-lift is almost always performed with a weekend facelift which addresses the neck and the jawline at the same time. This allows contouring of the jawline as well as the neck and a deeper muscle suspension is performed so as to perform a virtually undetectable scar around the ear by using a deeper repair of the muscle.

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