Neck contouring is used to refine the appearance of the neck and chin. Correcting wrinkles or sagging in the neck can noticeably improve your appearance. Neck contouring is a useful tool for defining balance to the face by providing better-defined jawline that frames the rest of the face.

For people with prominent receding jaw, neck contouring is a useful tool for defining the jawline, restoring balance, and framing the face. A chin implant can be added to enhance the jaw profile.

Neck contouring options include:

Neck liposuction

Liposuction removes excess fat, but does not tighten sagging skin. The best candidates for a neck liposuction people between their 20s in their early 50s. People in that age range to have good skin elasticity, which is essential for the skin to contract smoothly and evenly after liposuction.

Neck liposuction can:

  • Improve the area below the chin
  • Adjust the jawline or enhance the chin
  • Balance facial features
  • Be permanent if a balanced weight is maintained

Neck lift surgery (cervicoplasty/platysmaplasty)

Neck lifts are typically performed as an outpatient procedure, and results generally last for years.

There are two types of neck lift surgery: cervicoplasty, which is performed to remove excess skin and platysmaplasty, used to tighten loose neck muscles.

Cosmetic surgeons perform one or both of these procedures to:

  • Tighten loose neck muscles
  • Remove excess or sagging skin
  • Reduce wrinkles and creases
  • Improve the look of vertical neck bands