I’m interested in a face lift, though my main concern is the neck area. What is the difference between removing just fat from the neck area with liposuction and tightening the muscles there? Is one approach better than the other?
It depends on how much fat you have and what is the real problem. If you are not yet middle aged and just have some excess fat under your chin liposuction alone may be all you need. If the platysma muscle in your neck has two distinct looking bands under you chin and further down, you probably need, at least, a platysmaplasty. In this operation the muscles are drawn together in this area or overlapped to give a better neck line. Liposuction is often done with this.