The neck is one of the facial features that most people do not give a second thought toward until they begin to notice changes in the neck as they age. The neck experiences constant movement throughout the entire day. Every time you turn your head, you neck moves with it; this even occurs during sleep when your body changes position. Because the neck acts like a pivot, the skin that covers the neck is pulled up, down, and sideways multiple times a day.
All of this movement causes the skin of the neck to become stretched out with age, causing it to sag. With the relaxation of the fibrous muscular tissues of the neck that occurs naturally with age, the skin of the neck loses volume and tightness.
Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones of Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists offers neck lift surgery to patients who want to rejuvenate their appearance. Many younger patients come in for a consultation in their 30s because they feel that there is disharmony between the appearance of their face and neck. Genetics play a role in how the facial features will change over time, and some people are more prone to having loose skin on the neck at an earlier age.
Neck lift surgery is done in order to add definition to the jaw line, remove sagging skin at the fold of the neck, and to remove excess fat at the neck that gives some people the appearance of having a double chin. Dr. Jones has over twenty years of experience, and is an experienced neck lift surgeon with double board certification by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (ENT surgeon). His experience and training allow him to perform neck lift surgery with precision, and he is able to hide most scars from the procedure inside the hair line so that they are not visible.
If you are interested in learning more about neck lift surgery and how it can help to rejuvenate your appearance, contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists today. Neck lift surgery is often combined with other facial cosmetic procedures for the most dramatic results. We look forward to helping you put your best face forward. Call today.