What kind of person is a good candidate for a neck lift and what kind isn't? (Age, weight, features, previous procedures, etc)

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What kind of person is a good candidate for a neck lift and what kind isn't? (Age, weight, features, previous procedures, etc)

It is important to be in good health for any kind of surgical procedure. Ideally one should be at a weight that they can comfortably maintain. Discuss your goals and expectations with your surgeon.


Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What kind of person is a good candidate for a neck lift and what kind isn't?

Although, there are no absolute cutoff for age or weight, for a neck lift; a patient who is in better health and is not significantly overweight, will tend to be a better candidate than one who isn't.  Previous procedure can potentially complicate any surgery, including neck lift, so be sure to inform your surgeon of any previous surgery.  Best wishes, Dr. Lepore.

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
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What kind of person is a good candidate for a neck lift and what kind isn't?

Since every patient's concerns and requests are different , it depends on the individual starting situation and reasonable expectations.  If the patient's desires can be accomplished and they are reasonable, then they are good candidates for the surgery.

Fred Suess, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Candidate for a neck lift

In our practice, a candidate for a standalone neck lift procedure is someone less than 50 years of age who has excellent skintone, and just has fatty deposits in the neck. A neck lift procedure involves removal of fatty deposits above and below the platysma muscle in addition to a platysma plasty procedure. No skin removal is required. When patients are over 50 years of age, and have loose and inelastic neck skin, a lower face AND neck lift is required. For more information  and many before-and-after results of both procedures, please see the link and the video below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 125 reviews

Neck Lift

This is a complex question. If you are interested for yourself you can resubmit the question with appropriate front and side view full face photos with no expression and you will get some comments. 

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
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