Taking a look at yourself in the mirror, it’s sometimes hard to imagine the teenager that used to stare back at you. It’s about this stage in life when you really appreciate your parents telling you that ‘time flies’ and that you don’t feel as old as you are.

We understand that sometimes, you may start feeling a little self conscious with your appearance. Lines at the corners of your eyes and the edges of your lips can give you the appearance of a man or woman twice the age you feel. The change in the skin on your face, however, isn’t necessarily the first sign of aging you may discover. Many people forget, or simply don’t realise, that your neck is one of the first tell-tale signs of your age.

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How Your Neck Can Give You Away

The skin under your chin and along your neck is just as delicate as the skin surrounding your eyes and mouth, and delicate skin needs constant care.  Taking a look in the mirror now, you may find that submental fat has appeared under your chin; this is more commonly known as a double chin.

Other times you may notice that the skin under your chin is loose or that your once defined jaw line has disappeared under newly developed jowls. Nobody expects this to happen to them; most of the time you don’t even realise the appearance of your face has changed until you look at a photo or catch yourself at a different angle.

It may not be a dramatic change in your appearance, but the subtle changes are the ones which make a difference; and your neck is fantastic at giving away those subtle hints.

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Neck Lifts

You may have heard of face lifts before; they’ve been mentioned in the news enough times, but you might not have heard of a neck lift.

Neck lifts work in the same way as a face lift. Initially small incisions are made behind and in front of the ear and under the chin or behind natural skin creases. We then work to join the platysma muscle and the joining edge of the chin together via submental liposuction, Once done we can pull on the platysma muscle from the back of the ears, lifting your chin and reducing the appearance of aging.

For men, the incisions may not be appropriate in these areas. At the moment we’re waiting for more news on a different method called Soft Lift and will, of course, keep you up to date on these developments.

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Every surgery carries its own risks and complications, so it’s important to take a look at our neck lift surgery page for more information. We specialise in a range of surgeries and procedures such as Hydrafacial and Fraxel in Northern Ireland, so before you decide to undergo any surgery, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01481 736699 and we’ll be happy to talk you through the procedure and to answer any questions you may have. Don’t forget, you can also keep up to date with the latest skin care news by following us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!