The change people often first notice in their necks is the loss of skin elasticity, as evidenced by a new slackness of the skin. The skin under the chin loosens and sags with fat deposits, and the platysma muscle bands in the neck, formerly invisible and confined beneath firmer skin, become obvious as they flex behind a softer, looser wall. The sleek contours of the neck disappear, giving way to loose bands of skin that may even form a fold as they reach the base of the neck. Eventually, this slackness of the skin can extend into the upper chest as well. The jaw line loses its definition as the collagen in the cheeks decreases, allowing the skin to slip lower and lower below the jawbone, forming a small pouch or jowl on each side of the jaw. Some people are genetically prone to a turkey neck appearance, well before the aging process has set in, and in spite of maintaining an otherwise trim and fit physique.
|Before Neck Lift|
|After Neck Lift|