Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani is known for his elegant swan-like necks. Real necks aren't quite so long, of course, but Modigliani's paintings demonstrate the attributes of aesthetically pleasing necks, as plastic surgeons see them.
These are the 4 main features of an attractive neck:
1. A cervicomental angle of 105 to 120 degrees
This is the angle from the chin to the top of the neck to the bottom of the neck, when you are looking at your profile.
2. A distinct jawline with a strong chin
This is the angular, well-projected lower third of the face.
3. A visible sternocleidomastoid muscle
This is the diagonal line you see on your neck when your head is slightly turned.
4. A face shaped like a cone, with the narrowest part downThe heart-shaped face sags and becomes more square-shaped as you age because jowls become prominent.
Less attractive necks lack these characteristics.
They have double-chins, less defined contours and angles, and a less elegant overall first impression.
The aesthetic principles here apply to the art of plastic surgery as well.
Neck microliposculpture, necklift, and chin implants are options for those who want to refine the features of the jawline, neck, and profile.