When Is the Best Time to Get a Neck Lift?October 15, 2021
When patients come to the Aesthetic Wellness Center with concerns about the loose, wrinkled skin along their necks, they often want to know from expert facial plastic surgeon Min Ahn when they should have a neck lift. Dr. Ahn is happy to answer all questions and offer his professional opinion after examining a patient’s neck, but it is incorrect to assume there is one specific “best” time to get a neck lift. In this blog, Dr. Ahn shares his opinion on the subject.
The “Optimal” Age
Most patients seek a neck lift between the ages of 35 and 60, although Dr. Ahn has performed the surgery on younger and older patients who are ideal candidates for the procedure and in good health. This age span is the most common because that is the point when the neck starts to show sufficient signs of aging to warrant surgery. The timeline at which a patient’s neck starts to look older depends on multiple factors, including genetics, skincare and sun exposure.
What Matters Most Is How You Feel
Ultimately, the right time to get a neck lift comes down to a matter of personal preference. The best time is probably when the appearance of the neck becomes bothersome enough for one to consider plastic surgery. For some patients, the tipping point is at the initial stages of skin laxity, while others will wait until the skin sag is more drastic.
Since Dr. Ahn is skilled at performing neck lifts on patients with both early and advanced signs of aging, he can achieve great work for patients at any phase. Dr. Ahn utilizes the gold standard neck lift technique called a “corset platysmaplasty.” This surgical technique works on the muscle bands to create a smooth neck and youthful angle.
For Those Who Do Feel Inclined to Wait…
If a patient’s prerogative is to wait until neck sagging gets more severe before pursuing surgery, Dr. Ahn does offer treatments that can improve the look of your neck until he or she is ready. Radiofrequency tightening devices like Morpheus8 can tighten the skin and Fraxel laser can reverse sun damage. Botox is successful at softening vertical bands caused by the aging platysma muscle.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about a neck lift from Dr. Ahn, Boston’s premier face and neck specialist, please call his office to arrange a consultation at (508) 366-2020.