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Are you experiencing deep “tech neck” wrinkles or other signs of aging in the neck? With the rising tech-driven culture, more people than ever are suffering from “tech neck,” a term used to describe the act of stressing muscles while using phones, tablets, and computers.

Man with tech neck straining neck in front of computer.

Can a Tech Neck Lead to Aging?

Tech neck wrinkles are the latest in cosmetic aging concerns. These horizontal wrinkles are caused by frequent and prolonged neck flexion. As you crane your neck to use electronic devices, creases in the neck form and deepen over time. Additionally, cell phones emit radiation that causes oxidative stress to the skin structures. This may trigger the development of fine lines and wrinkles around the neck.

Tech neck can largely be prevented by limiting the time spent staring down at your phone or tablet and holding your devices at eye level; however, to erase the damage that has already been done, you will need to do more. Fortunately, neck lift surgery can do much to thwart these unwanted consequences.

What Is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that creates a more defined jawline and a slimmer, smoother-looking neck. Other procedures include cervicoplasty to remove excess skin and platysmaplasty to remove or alter neck muscles. These procedures aim to diminish unsightly “banding,” helping to restore your neck’s youthful appearance.

Your surgeon will determine the best approach to meet your needs depending on the extent of laxity and correction required. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will review your medical history, take a look at your neck and lower face, and discuss other issues in the context of what you hope to achieve with a neck lift.

Your surgeon will make an incision in front of the earlobe, along the posterior hairline, and behind the ear. Any deposits of excess fat will also be suctioned away for an improved look and contour. The procedure is done most often under intravenous sedation, together with local anesthesia.

How Can a Neck Lift Address Signs of Aging?

A neck lift removes signs of neck aging in the neck and jawline by providing a smoother and more toned appearance to the skin under the chin. This surgical procedure can also remedy any banding of the neck muscles and energize the tissue around your neck.

If you feel that you are not ready for a full facelift because your upper face is still pleasing, then a neck lift may be all you need to look rejuvenated.

Why Choose Dr. Calabria?

An experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Calabria will discuss and examine your concerns to determine the best technique to restore a youthful and elegant neck appearance. Contact us at (310) 777-0069 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation today.