12 Feb New Beauty Declares Neck Lifts are “Having a Moment”
You always hear about facelifts, but what about a neck lift? Actually, a neck lift is part of a facelift (which comes as a surprise to many people). The names can be confusing, but a facelift is actually a lift of the lower half of the face and the neck. Treating the upper part of the face would require a brow lift, upper eyelid lift, lower eyelid lift, or a combination of all three. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sudeep Roy at RefinedMD provides natural-looking facelifts, neck lifts, brow lifts, and eyelid lifts, customizing every surgery to the unique patient’s needs and goals. However, most people don’t require “just” a neck lift—until, perhaps, now. According to New Beauty, neck lifts are on the rise. And there’s a good reason for it.
Currently, neck lifts (and many other procedures) are “at their peak” because “neck lift techniques have been continuously evolving over the past decades” according to various surgeons who talked with New Beauty. This means the quality of the results are stunning and they last longer than they used to. This is all thanks to new, multimodality techniques along with the latest tech innovations. These lifts look natural, truly rejuvenating, and can finally get rid of that “banding” that gives away your age no matter how youthful your face may look.
How Screens Age Our Neck
You’re reading this on a screen. Is your head tilted down? Are you wrinkling your neck? The answer is probably yes—and your neck is going to take its revenge in the form of banding and wrinkles. Of course, the pandemic and Zoom era exacerbated this, but we’ve been glued to our phones, tables, laptops and other devices long before 2020. It’s no wonder our necks are wrinkling and folding faster than they should (nor is it any surprise that the demand for neck lifts has grown so that they are the 12th most common plastic surgery performed last year). What might be surprising is that neck lifts are most often requested by men at many practices (women get their neck lifts during a facelift).
There is a myriad of possible reasons behind this, including the fact that many men are happy to look a little more rugged with the natural aging process of the face. However, nobody likes a sagging, wrinkled neck and double chin. It’s very common to include liposuction with a neck lift, too. A more youthful neck makes a person look not only years younger, but also slimmer. Plus, a neck lift requires a relatively short recovery period. A return to daily activities typically happens just 1 – 2 weeks after surgery. “Full” healing takes 2 – 3 months, but you can usually start working out well before that time. Additionally, neck lifts are easy to hide, especially in winter months. A scarf can do wonders.
Complementing a Neck Lift
There has also been an increase in non-surgical techniques to maximize the results of any plastic surgery, including a neck lift. Botox for those platysma bands, fillers for horizontal lines from all that neck bending, and chemical peels or lasers to improve the texture of the skin itself are all ways to make the most of a neck lift. As more and more younger people are seeking out neck lifts, particularly after weight-loss surgery, it’s clear that the era of facial plastic surgery is an evolving one. Gone are the days when it was mostly older women who sought out such surgeries. Today, everyone wants to look and feel their best.
Unfortunately, we are still living in a time where a lot of people have more flexibility as they work from home not out of desire but out of demand. The silver lining since the onset of the pandemic is that it’s giving people more freedom to undergo cosmetic procedures they’ve always wanted—or discovered they desired after spending hours staring at themselves on video calls. Stress, of course, can also lead to a ramped-up aging process.
Scheduling Your Plastic Surgery
Whether you’ve been thinking about a neck lift or any other facial cosmetic surgery, now is the time to act. It’s too soon to tell if summer travel plans will be happening, but winter months remain prime time for elective procedures. Complimentary consultations are available for select treatments at RefinedMD, so start your journey now! Call the office or start a live chat to meet with Dr. Sudeep Roy.