The appearance of a “turkey neck” can be frustrating and many people seek the expertise of a Seattle facial plastic surgeon like Dr. David Santos to improve the look of the neck. While most patients have heard of a neck lift, or a liposuction, they may not always know which surgical procedure will benefit them most. At a consultation, Dr. Santos can examine the neck and surrounding structures to determine the best procedure.
In general, the main determining factor between neck lift surgery vs. liposuction of the neck is the cause of a saggy neck. Our skin naturally loses laxity and collagen as we age, which can lead to wrinkled and saggy skin. This can also happen with weight loss. In this case, where skin is the main cause, a neck lift can remove this extra skin and leave a contoured and flattering neck.
For others, fat deposits, especially uneven, excess fat deposits, can cause the neck to sag. If the skin retains laxity and good quality, Dr. Santos can perform liposuction to remove these excess neck deposits and achieve a good result with a quick and minimally invasive procedure. In some cases, a neck lift and liposuction of the neck may be used together for the best results.
Regardless of the procedure used, Dr. Santos can perform most procedures under local anesthesia which reduces risk. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos, call us at 206-430-1035 or contact us online.