What Causes the Neck to Sag?

What Causes the Neck to Sag?

No matter how committed you are to your diet and exercise routine, you might still be frustrated to discover lingering pockets of skin or fat around your body. As you start to age, your skin loses its elasticity, causing it to droop more noticeably. This tends to happen around the face and neck first, which is why it is so easy to notice the immediate signs of aging as soon as you look in the mirror.

What Causes the Neck to Sag?

The chin and neck are especially susceptible to sagging after some time. There are plenty of treatments available to get rid of this excess skin that might be causing you to feel less than confident about the way you look. But the first question you will probably be asking as soon as you contact Dr. Brent is, “What causes the neck to sag?”

Common Causes of a Sagging Neck

Also called “turkey neck” or even a “double chin”, sagging neck skin can completely change your appearance by having extra fat hanging on your neck. It is more than possible to remove this neck fat after diagnosing the underlying cause of skin sags. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Loss of muscle due to atrophy of mass, which is more common after the age of 30 and even more common after age 60.
  • Significant weight gain, whether through injury or a buildup of fat.
  • Sun damage that breaks down collagen in the skin.
  • Smoking, drinking, and participating in other poor health habits.
  • Age, which is the most common reason for sagging skin and the most likely factor in folks over 30.

After diagnosing the original cause of your neck, you can seek appropriate treatment options with your surgeon. Dr. Brent is an experienced cosmetic surgeon who will take your individual needs into account, promising the very best results.

Treatments for Neck Sagging

If you are tired of having extra skin flaps that are hanging below your chin and causing you to become self-conscious, you have a legitimate reason to seek the appropriate treatment ASAP. At the office of Dr. Brent, we offer a multitude of surgical and non-surgical solutions that can significantly reduce the appearance of sagging skin.


As a non-surgical treatment, Neurotoxin offers a way to relax the muscles under your skin while tightening it. The treatment requires an injection, which targets the wrinkling and hanging flaps of skin that you want to reduce. After just a couple of weeks, Neurotoxin will start to take effect and you can see visible results right away.

Neck Lift

For more severe forms of neck sagging, we highly recommend a personalized neck lift procedure. Also known as platysmaplasty, it involves several steps to lift or completely remove some of the excess skin from your neck. A neck lift can treat other cosmetic issues as well, such as fatty jowls and textured skin.

During your neck lift procedure, Dr. Brent will take an innovative approach to your cosmetic treatment. One type of neck lift we call the necklace lift. It serves as the best procedure for those looking to remove deposits of fat from just underneath the chin. Corset neck lifts, on the other hand, focus specifically on the bottom of your chin. It works to tighten the weakened skin flaps and muscles that hang between your chin and your neck.

Combining Your Neck Treatment Options

If you are dealing with years upon years of skin issues and you need a more serious way to reduce your neck flaps, you might be interested in combining a neck lift with one of our liposuction procedures. With liposculpture, you can get liposuction during your neck lift to exaggerate your features and bring your face back to the youthful look you want to achieve.

One of the advantages of a combined neck lift procedure is that you only have one surgical procedure and one period of downtime. Recovery is typically quite fast, though there are some post-op instructions you should follow to ensure that the results of your surgery last for a very long time.

Get Rid of Sagging Neck Skin Now

Our friendly team of experts and staff can help you figure out whether you are an excellent candidate for a neck lift. If you are tired of dealing with sagging skin below the chin and around the neck, not all hope is lost. There is a fully customizable treatment available to you. Learn more about our specialty neck lift in Beverly Hills when you contact us today.

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