For persons with loose skin around the neck or prominent muscle bands in that area, a neck lift is an attractive possibility. It tightens the excess skin that causes self consciousness and occasionally annoyance in patients. If you have lax skin in the neck region that causes a problem or is simply unattractive to you, talk to Dr. Whetstone to see if a platysmaplasty (neck lift) might be the right choice for you. Some patients may consider lower facelifts along with their neck lift to tighten loose skin in those areas, often making them look years younger. There are times when a full facelift is also selected in addition to the neck lift for overall enhancement. For people with minor neck problems, minimally invasive or completely non-invasive procedures may be considered. However, only a neck lift or lower facelift with plastic surgery will make meaningful and lasting changes to the neck. Each surgery should be individually tailored to the patient. Every patient’s needs are different, and each one will require a slightly customized surgery to correct all problems or areas of concern. Only plastic surgery can lift and tighten the skin around the neck in a lasting and effective manner. Dr. Whetstone will take the time to listen to your concerns and advise you on your options. No plastic surgery can halt the aging process and its effects on the skin. But what plastic surgery does allow is for you to effectively slow down time. It gives you extra years with a younger looking appearance. To find out more about neck lifts, lower face lifts, and other forms of plastic surgery, visit our website at new.lascolinasplasticsurgery.com.