15 May | 2014
15 May 2014
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The sagging of the neck is one of the most common signs of aging, and usually occurs when we reach our 50s. This effect is also referred to as jowling, or more popularly, ‘turkey neck.’ The muscles in this area, known as the platysma muscles, tend to droop and sag forward as gravity takes its toll and the neck begins to form somewhat of a double chin. It can also look as though there is a gradual accumulation of fat developing underneath. The good news, however, is that a neck lift can successfully fix the effects of turkey neck. Although many patients believe a neck lift and facelift are separate, cosmetic surgeons often improve the neck area by correcting the jowl and mouth area as well. When undergoing a neck lift, the doctor will perform any of the following depending on the patient’s needs: Altering or repositioning neck muscles Cutting…

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