Are the incisions for the neck lift under the chin or by the ears?
The answer to your question is that the incisions for a necklift are often times behind and beneath your ears as well as under your chin. If I need to address the excess muscle or fat of the neck, I will likely make a 3 cm incision into the area beneath the chin in order to perform the procedure. If there is a significant amount of excess skin of the neck that I am interested in reducing, I would make incisions that start just beneath the earlobe and extend to the back crease of the ear into the scalp. Once these incisions are made, I can effectively remove the excess skin of the neck, tighten the muscles of the neck, and remove any excess fat of the neck for an esthetically successful necklift.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld