Neck Lift Overview

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  • Neck lift surgery uses a combination of liposuction and incision to trim excess neck skin.
  • Neck lift is often searched when a person is unhappy with loose skin around the neck.
  • Neck bands or platysmal bands are an age-related condition that begins to appear when the platysma muscle. becomes thick and cord-like, resulting in the appearance of stripes or bands across the front of the neck. Some have labeled this condition a 'turkey neck' due to the resemblance it has to a turkey gobbler.

Neck band causes

The cause of neck bands is a combination of saggy neck skin, prominence of the platysma muscle, and accumulation of fat.

Botox for neck bands before and after

photos provided by Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon William J. Binder, M.D.

Neck band non-surgical treatment

See also
Chin liposuction
The most common treatment for correcting neck bands is probably a face or neck lift. Other possibilities include liposuction of the lower face/neck and for some practitioners, Botox injection. The so-called 'Botox neck lift' refers to the use of Botulinum toxin to relax the platysmal bands under the skin of the neck. This technique is an off-label use of the drug, isn't a true neck lift, and carries some risk.

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