Neck Lift in Arizona: How to Get Rid of your Turkey Neck
Turkeys are majestic birds but their features do not translate well in humans. The turkey wattle neck is a dreaded feature of men and women that starts to develop in middle age.
It’s not by coincidence that one of the first signs of aging is a sagging neck. The skin in the neck is thinner and has less collagen than most parts of the body. It is more likely to stretch and become less elastic as time goes on. Furthermore, the neck is often forgotten in our skin care regimens and suffers sun damage to a relatively greater degree than the rest of the body.
There are a variety of different treatments to lift the neck besides the surgical neck lift or Cervicoplasty. It is important that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon in Arizona to determine what procedure is best for your neck. Sometimes a non-surgical neck lift can be sufficient but some necks have such major deficits in muscle and skin tension that they require surgery for optimal results. Your surgeon will be able to ascertain which procedure is right for you upon examination.
Laser Liposuction for the Neck
Smart Lipo in Arizona and Slim Lipo in Arizona are laser liposuction procedures that provide fast and permanent results. Small incisions are made that allow a laser to directly vaporize fat cells and suck them out. As the laser is working, it is also subtly tightening the skin from the inside out. Neck liposuction in Arizona does not require general anesthesia, and can be performed as an outpatient procedure in the office or operating room.
Ulthera Ultrasound Neck Lift
Ultherapy in Arizona has been in the media lately because of its popularity producing nice results without going under the knife. Ulthera uses a special type of ultrasound to stimulate collagen and tighten skin. An Ulthera neck lift takes about an hour to perform. Most patients require some type of pain relief such as nitrous oxide, which is commonly used in dentist offices. There is only slight tightening of the skin immediately after the procedure; but, after about three months, the neck is visually tighter.
Cervicoplasty: Neck Lift Surgery
Endoscopic neck lift surgery is useful for patients who do not have excessive neck skin. This procedure tightens neck muscles only. A full neck lift will address excess skin as well as tighten the neck muscles. Neck Lift Surgery in Arizona addresses the deeper tissue by going under the muscle, sliding it backwards into its original, youthful position. The muscle is tightened on the sides and middle of the neck with a platysmoplasty, which removes the cording in the midline. This requires an incision behind the ears in skin creases so usually there are no visible scars. With most patients, this method has less bruising and swelling since it lifts beneath the muscle and not the skin where most of the bruising is visible. Once the deeper tissue is lifted, the excess skin is trimmed off and discarded. Scars heal better because there is no tension on superficial layers and skin. This lift results in a natural, softer look and creates definition along the jawline and neck.
Muscle Diagram Courtesy Wikipedia.
Exercises to Help Elevate Turkey Neck
There are several muscles that make up the neck, however, the platysma is the most important. When a man shaves his neck, he instinctly flexes his platysma so the skin of his neck is taut. You can strengthen your platysma by tilting your head back and stretching your lower lip over your upper lip. Flex as long as you can, release, and repeat to your comfort level. If you perform this exercise on a regular basis, it will strengthen the platysma and thus tighten your neck. This helps some patients but for some there is more to their turkey neck than muscle tone.
Skin Care of Neck
Now that you understand how sensitive the neck is, take care of it. During you’re next facial, request to have your neck treated too. Some facial treatments will not cost extra money if you have your neck done at the same time. Some facials will only add a nominal increase in price if you have a neck treatment included with a facial.
During your daily facial regime, don’t just put products on your face; include your neck as well. Some products work particularly well on the neck. For example, Vivité Vibrance Décolleté Therapy works to improve the appearance and texture of skin on the neck and chest area. Antioxidants and conditioners help diminish visible signs of sun damage, including discoloration, flakiness and rough texture. Formulated with a glycolic compound, it’s been proven to work in as little as 8 weeks with daily use. A.G.E. Interrupter is specifically formulated to improve the creping; thinning appearance of mature skin caused the internal aging process. A.G.E. Interrupter is a mixture of Blueberry Extract and nutrients to help prevent signs of aging in mature skin. You can buy these and other of the best neck products at NVPS Skin Spa.
The End of Turkey Necks
Without proactive action to repair the turkey neck, we are just as helpless as the turkey to do anything about it. The unique and delicate nature of the neck requires specialized care. At North Valley Plastic Surgery we strive to offer the best neck treatments in Arizona. We believe that there is not one neck treatment for all patients. At your initial consultation, we will give you all of your options that are best for your particular neck type.
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