Necklift, or Rhytidectomy


Necklift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging on the lower face and neck. As individuals age, the skin and muscles of the face region begin to lose tone. The necklift cannot stop the process of aging. It can improve the most visible signs of aging by tightening deeper structures, re-draping the skin of lower face and neck, and removing selected areas of fat. A necklift can be performed alone, or in conjunction with other procedures, such as a browlift, liposuction, eyelid surgery, or nasal surgery.

Necklift surgery is individualized for each patient. The best candidates for necklift surgery have primarily a neck line beginning to sag without significant facial sag, but whose skin has elasticity and whose bone structure is well defined.