We get so caught up in worrying about the lines around our eyes, along our forehead or around our mouths that we often fail to take notice of our necks.

But it is in fact the neck that shows the early signs of aging. The effects of the sun and the loss of elasticity take their toll and soon you find yourself hiding behind scarves and high collars.

While facelifts tend to be the preserve of older people, many women in their late 30s are opting for neck lifts.

A neck lift is often paired with liposuction removing unwanted fat from the neck and chin area and saying goodbye to turkey neck or a double chin. The procedure gives definition to the jawline and will leave you looking and feeling younger.

Neck lifts also involve tightening of the skin and in some cases the neck muscles too which leaves a toned firmer appearance.

Many women tend to go for neck lifts when they are younger as it could be less invasive than a procedure when they are older. If you do want more work done in your early 50s a mini face lift or non-surgical options may be enough.

Incisions are small and heal easily, scarring is minimal and recovery time is pretty short.

Neck lifts are sometimes performed together with facelifts or eyelid surgery.

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