Do all those Zoom calls have you noticing little things you’d like to improve about the way you look? If so, you are certainly not alone. Since life went virtual, facial plastic surgery requests have been on the rise—not just at our cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Tallahassee, FL, but across the country.
Video calls are inspiring us to take action and address those signs of aging that sneak up on us over the years, from lines and wrinkles to sagging neck skin and drooping eyelids. Read on to learn more about one of the most requested procedures and how it can help you feel more confident both on and off camera.
How Is Zoom Fueling Plastic Surgery Interest?
Now that most of our meetings and social interactions take place on camera, people are spending more time than ever looking at themselves onscreen. Before this change, we spent most of our interactions looking at other people and not ourselves. Now, we’re face to face with our own appearance much more often, and we don’t always love what we see.
Along with facial concerns such as wrinkles, under-eye circles, and flat cheeks, many people zero in on neck concerns they weren’t previously aware of. Because of this, neck lifts have become highly requested in plastic surgery offices across the U.S., the Washingtonian reports. People are in search of a slimmer, more sculpted, and defined neck and jawline they can feel great about showing off in virtual meetings.
What Is a Neck Lift?
Drooping neck skin causes that infamous “turkey neck,” and excess fat deposits just under the chin result in a “double chin.” Both concerns are especially easy to spot on camera. A neck lift is a surgical procedure that addresses these issues, either alone or in combination with a facelift, to rejuvenate the lower face.
The surgery may include excess skin and fat removal as well as skin and muscle tightening, depending on which concerns you are looking to treat.
Recovery typically only takes a week or 2 and results are long-lasting, making it an effective way to refresh your neck without having to take major time away from work.
Are There Nonsurgical Alternatives to a Neck Lift?
While a neck lift is typically the best approach, some nonsurgical options may help with certain neck concerns:
- BOTOX®, Dysport®, and XEOMIN®: These neuromodulators relax vertical platysmal bands.
- Microneedling: Also called collagen induction therapy, this treatment creates tiny punctures in the dermis to encourage smoother, younger-looking skin.
- KYBELLA®: This is not a neck lift alternative, but it is a popular option for slimming the area under the chin for a sleeker neck and jawline silhouette.
Should I Get a Neck Lift?
The best way to determine whether a neck lift is right for you is to consult personally with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During this consultation, your surgeon will assess your neck’s appearance and formulate a personalized treatment plan to address it, which may include a neck lift or another plastic surgery procedure.
At Southeastern Plastic Surgery, our surgeons customize each treatment plan to achieve your unique goals. They will never recommend any procedures that will not help you realize the exact results you are looking for.
To see examples of the results you can expect from a neck lift, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about your facial rejuvenation options, please contact us online or call (850) 219-2000. People visit us for facial plastic surgery from Dothan, AL, Valdosta, GA, and other surrounding communities.