There are a lot of reasons that the result of a neck lift might have improved your neck, but might not have accomplished what you wished. The neck is a more complex structure than many people think, and, while performing a simple procedure (such as liposuction, Renuvion, or Facetite) or a more complex one (such as a facelift, MyEllevate, or corset platysmaplasty) may give a nice improvement, there are instances where a different type of work is needed.
Under the skin of the neck sits a layer of fat and a muscle that travels from the chin down to and past the clavicle, the platysma muscle. Below that muscle sits a layer of fat, another muscle (the digastric muscle), and the submaxillary glands. In certain instances, any, or all, of these structures can sag and contribute to a bulge and/or a neck “waddle”.
It is important to consult a surgeon who has a variety of tools that handle all of these problems. These tools can be of the completely non-invasive, or minimally invasive variety. Or the problems may require surgical procedures. Probably only 5-10% of surgeons have the knowledge and newer surgical tools to handle the more sophisticated problems and specialize in face and neck lifting.
At Keller Facial Plastic Surgery, we specialize in surgery of the face and neck. As a dual board certified Facial Plastic Surgery specialist and a Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery (and co-director of the UCLA Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship), Dr. Keller has the qualifications to achieve the best possible neck lift results.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Keller.