A neck lift procedure is one of the best kept secrets in Tampa for reducing signs of aging in the neck area.  A neck lift can make you look both younger and thinner since it will reduce jowls and improve the angle between the neck and jaw.  This will make you look slim and also improve your appearance by removing the vertical or horizontal bands that form along the neck as a result of aging or skin damage.  No woman wants the “dreaded turkey neck” so the neck lift procedure is a great option for tightening up the neck tissue and restoring a more youthful appearance.

Who Benefits from a Neck Lift

As we age, the skin on our neck becomes loose and begins to sag.  This is often accompanied by fat deposits along the lower jawline that make you look much heavier than you are and allow gravity to place more pressure on the delicate skin tissue.  Once this happens, the skin of the neck will often develop either horizontal or vertical bands and begin to resemble a turkey’s neck.

This problem usually starts to become a concern for women in Tampa between the ages of 35-65.  Usually overexposure to the sun, smoking and alcohol use can accelerate the aging process and make a sagging neck appear at an earlier age.  The reason that the neck is affected is because the skin is soft, thin, and delicate.  Constant exposure to the sun and just the regular aging process means that the skin loses its elastic properties and will stretch and sag.

Most people forget to take steps to protect the neck from exposure to the sun.  We may put sunscreen on our face but neglect the neck area thinking it is shaded by our chins or tucked into a shirt.  But unfortunately, the neck needs as much or even more care than the facial tissue.  Many facial moisturizers and lots of brands of makeup are now including sunscreen in their products, but most people don’t apply facial products below the jaw line and the result is an unbalance in signs of aging from the face to the clavicle.

A neck lift can reverse the signs of aging and damage done to the skin by exposure and create a more defined jaw line.  A lift combined with facial liposuction eliminates turkey neck, tightens skin, and removes excess fat for a slimmer appearance. “Many women think a facelift will eliminate the signs of aging of their neck, but a neck lift is the only procedure which targets that specific area.” says Dr. Dominic Castellano, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. 

The Simplicity Neck Lift Restores a Youthful Appearance  

The most innovative and modern neck lift technique was pioneered by Dr. Dominic Castellano, at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Dominic uses a special “pulley-stitch” that allows him to stretch and provide support for the neck skin and underlying muscle without having to make multiple incisions.  The Simplicity Neck Lift is done exclusively at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery and it is one of the least invasive neck lift surgeries available. This procedure requires one small incision made under the chin and therefore requires less recovery.  There is also less likelihood of a visible scar following the procedure.  Some patients that have excess fat tissue along their jawline may also consider facial liposuction during the procedure to reduce the appearance of jowls.  The liposuction along with the neck lift will make you look younger and pounds lighter. 

Dr. Dominic is available to advise you on your options and help you choose which procedure will give you the best results. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility under the direction of Dr. Dominic Castellano.  Dr. Dominic is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience.   The medical team is highly trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures.  Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information.


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