Neck appearance can be improved with a neck lift procedure. In addition to removing subcutaneous fat (fat above the platysma muscle in the neck), removal of excess fat below the platysma muscle can further improve the neck contour with this technique. Platysma banding and laxity can also be corrected. However, a combined face and neck lift has a significant advantage over an isolated neck lift procedure. Correction of platysma laxity as well as lower facial jowls and facial laxity with superiorly re-positioned neck and facial tissue is a more effective way to improve neck contour with the added benefit of facial rejuvenation.