What is NeckTite?
As we age, the skin in our necks seems to suffer particularly badly. Gravity, leading to fat deposition, and the movement of our heads on our necks play their parts. This combination, together with the ever present thinning of ageing skin, can leave our necks looking far older than the rest of us. On top of this, some of us are not blessed with a defined jaw line so these changes over time can become really obvious and quite depressing.
Subtle Liposuction & Skin Tightening
In my family, for example, we expected (dreaded) the appearance of the ‘turkey neck’ as it seemed to affect all the women as they aged. This combined with the lack of a defined jaw line (like me!) meant I thought I would have a neck lift at some point, or a face lift combined with a neck lift.
However, as in my own case, the issue I have found with many people is that often the lack of jaw line definition doesn’t warrant a surgical intervention. The jowls may just be at an early stage. Most people want subtlety and natural results, and this is where NeckTite comes in. Because it causes contraction of the skin you have and doesn’t involve cutting or removing any excess, there are no scars, and the careful liposuction combined with fat transfer or filler can deliver quite breath-taking results.
Gradual & Steady Improvement
As in all our treatments, detailed photos are taken, written consent is obtained and the areas to be treated are marked with a pen. After this, local anaesthetic is gently injected under the skin of the neck. Under full asepsis (sterile conditions with surgical skin prep and sterile drapes), a tiny incision of 1mm is made in the skin just under the centre of the jaw and also on either side just above the jaw line. The incisions are so small they heal without stitches.
The hand piece is then inserted gently under the skin and measured amounts of heat energy are delivered to the subcutaneous tissues. This causes immediate contraction of the skin which is visible on the day of the treatment. However, because we are dealing with living, healing tissue, the skin continues to contract for several months after the treatment. This can continue to improve up to 18 months post-treatment. So it is gradual, steady and subtle.