Baby Boomers Getting Their Necks in Check

Baby Boomers Getting Their Necks in CheckAs the baby boomer generation ages, many of them seem bothered by the appearance of their chin and neck. With nature not always being as nice to you as it is to others, many people explore ways to restore a youthful look. As a result, and perhaps surprisingly to some of you, plenty of baby boomers are actually opting for neck lifts.

Quite some time ago, cosmetic surgeons would not treat the neck alone. Men and women who coveted a tight neck and enviable profile simply had to endure a full facelift. Luckily, thanks to modern science and constant advancements in the field of plastic surgery, those days are long gone. Today, plastic surgeons across the country have found ways to tighten the muscles of the neck and reshape the jaw line, in turn creating a much more youthful appearance. As a result, the neck lift has gone mainstream, attracting more interest than ever before.

The neck is the hardest part of the face to camouflage with makeup. It is, also, difficult to get it to respond to diet and exercise, or avoid sun damage. Meanwhile, a majority of patients’ currently seeking consultation point to their necks as the area that bothers them the most. It makes sense, as the neck skin is physiologically different from facial skin in the sense that it has less of a certain cell type, which results in more rapid aging.

While many people are still undergoing traditional facelifts to address the sagging and drooping that are beyond the reach of Botox and dermal fillers, growing numbers are opting for the firmer neck and sculpted jaw line that comes with a neck lift. While lasers and other devices are wonderfully effective for fine lines, wrinkles, and skin pigmentation, there are no techniques that can replace surgery when a patient is troubled by loose skin and a turkey neck.

If you are considering a facelift, neck lift, or any other cosmetic procedure, schedule a consultation with Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon Dr. Azizzadeh today by calling 310.461.0303.