Neck Lift Surgery and Deep Plane Jowl Lift

The neck skin is a thin skin and is located on a very thin muscle called the platysma. With aging, this muscle loses its tension and begins to sag with the effect of gravity, and wrinkles develop on the neck skin. Decrease in skin elasticity and increase in deep fat tissue in this area cause jowl formation. The loosening of the connective tissues in the neck area causes the loss of a youthful-looking straight jaw line and the formation of sagging called chin. With neck lift surgery, a chin line that provides a smooth and younger appearance is created, the jowl is removed and the neck skin is stretched. During jowl removal, it is essential to remove the deep fat tissue under the platysma muscle rather than the subcutaneous fat tissue. In liposuction procedures to remove the jowl, only a thin layer of subcutaneous adipose tissue is reduced and the jowl is tried to be removed. This process may cause irregularities under the skin, and there should never be an adequate procedure to remove the jowl.

How is Neck Lift Surgery and Skin Plane Jowl Removal Performed?

For chin removal, an incision of approximately 2 cm is made under the chin and is entered between the subcutaneous tissue and the platysma muscle. The fat layer that makes the main jowl in the deep of the platysma muscle is removed. Then digastric muscles in the deep plane can be shaved. If the salivary glands are larger than normal in volume, the salivary glands can be reduced. The deep neck tissues are stretched by incisions and stitches to the platysma muscle. When the stretching process is completed, the excess skin is removed and the incisions are closed with aesthetic sutures.