What is the difference between a neck lift and neck liposuction and when is one better than the other?
Liposuction is just that, just liposuction. It is often part of a necklift, but only a part. The rest of the lift elevates the neck roughly parallel to the lines in the neck and tightens the large muscle under the skin, the platysma. Liposuction only may work for patients 40 and under. Patients over 40, depending on familial tendencies, may need to have the muscles and skin tightened. In these patients just liposuction can lead to extra skin that hangs down.