With aging, almost everyone experiences loosening of the skin and muscles below the chin, as well as fat accumulation this area. These changes result in loss of the youthful sharp angle between the jaw/chin and the neck. The goal of neck lift surgery is to tighten the muscles and skin below the chin and in the neck while removing excess fat from this area to create a nice definition between the chin and the neck.
Depending on the degree of correction needed, one may only require non-surgical treatments (e.g. Kybella), or less invasive surgical procedures such as liposuction. For more severe cases, neck lift with use of the small incisions under the chin is necessary. Frequently neck lift is combined with facelift to correct changes in the mid face in addition to the neck.