The neck has several issues to consider;
1- excess, sagging skin
2-Too much neck fat, or too little if over-treated with liposuction.
3-Turkey Gobblers - This is the result of the muscles in the neck (platysma) sagging and separating in the midline.
Treatments for neck issues;
Liposuction - for excess neck fat in patients with good skin tone and elasticity.Minimal incisions.
Liposuction with platysmaplasty - Liposuction of the neck, correction of the platysmal bands (turkey gobblers), redreaping of the skin for patients with excess fat, platysmal bands, but good skin tone and elasticity. Small incision under the chin.
Necklift - liposuction, platysmaplasty and removal of excess skin from behind the ears. Recovery is short. Patients can return to ordinary activities in 4-6 days.
Submental skin excision with platysmaplasty - Removal of fat, tightening of platysmal bands and removal of excess skin by vertical scar under the chin. 24-36 hour downtime. Limited procedure, great for men and anyone not wanting a full necklift.
Laser treatments and radiofrequency treatments for tightening the skin are a waste of money.
Skin creams are great for prevention. They include; Retin-A, Alpha Hydroxy acid, Anti-oxidants and sunblock.