Wrinkling and sagging of the skin of the neck occurs as part of the aging process. This neck aging process may start early in some persons and may be quite pronounced. The sagging of the neck skin leads to progressive loss of the angle between the jaw and the neck. Some persons find this loss of the jaw neck angle troubling. Surgically, a neck lift corrects both sagging of the skin and the loss of jaw-neck angle by recreating the angle and creating a taut(firm) neck skin.
This procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and may require insertion of tube drains which are removed within the first 72 hours. Obviously, this is a gratifying procedure for the ideal candidate.