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What is the definition or description of: neck lift?

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Dr. Evan Sorokin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Neck lift for youth: A neck lift tightens the skin and muscles of the neck in order to improve appearance.
Dr. Shlomo Widder
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Neck rejuvenation: Aging of the neck include skin laxity, fat deposits and muscles bands. Improvement on these condition depends on anatomical presentation : moderate skin laxity - platysma bands and fat deposits under the skin and under the muscle, liposuction and platysmorrhaphy are sufficient. Advanced aging - macs lift and liposuction are appropriate. Extreme aging- macs lift, neck lift and platysmorrhaphy
Dr. George Marosan
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Neck lift: A neck lift addresses aging of the neck. If you have loose skin, extra fat and muscle bands in the neck, this can be improved with a neck lift surgery. In my practice, i almost never do a neck lift alone. A facelift will correct the neck as well. A neck lift alone will not correct the jowls and will look disharmonious with the rest of the aging face.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Part of face lift: Usually, a neck lift is part of the overall facial rejuvenate. It entails tightening the underlying neck muscles, sculpting the fat and removing excessive skin.
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Confusion terms: Facelifts and necklifts are confusing terms in that facelifts help treat the jaw/neckline better than an actually necklift. In practice i commonly perform a facelift/necklift/fat transfer for most patients. A traditional necklift is a small incision under the chin, tightening of the muscle and removal of skin.

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