Neck Lift

As we age, it’s natural for our skin to lose some of its former elasticity, creating a drooping or sagging appearance. This can occur around the body, but it commonly happens in the skin around the neck. This can be a point of insecurity for many people. Of course, you should never be expected to change your appearance for anyone else. However, if you feel a decreased sense of confidence due to sagging skin of the neck, this procedure is an effective remedy.

What Is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, or a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that gets rid of extra fat and skin below and around the jaw, tightening the skin and providing a more youthful appearance. Results are typically long lasting. This procedure is also known as neck rejuvenation. It reduces sagging and can restore confidence in patients who have been struggling with neck skin that has lost its natural elasticity over time. Our team regularly performs this procedure, boosting the confidence of our patients.

Who Is a Candidate for a Neck Lift?

As with every procedure, not everyone will be a good fit. People who benefit from this procedure are those who struggle with sagging skin or who feel that their facial appearance does not line up with the appearance of their neck. People who are generally healthy are also ideal candidates. We’ll talk with you about your medical history to make sure that any conditions you might have won’t cause complications. We’ll also talk to you about your goals and expectations and help you decide if this procedure is a good option for you.

What to Expect During a Neck Lift Procedure

Before the procedure, you might need to briefly stop taking certain medications, including anti-inflammatory drugs. This decreases the risk of complications. You’ll also need to stop smoking leading up to the procedure, as this can cause issues. You’ll be given specific instructions on how to prepare. Transportation to and from the surgery should be arranged, and you should have a loved one or someone you trust stay with you for the first night after you get home.

Anesthesia will be given to make sure you’re comfortable. For this procedure, it’s usually general, meaning you’ll be asleep while the surgery is happening. The type of incision that is made will depend on your desired result. A traditional incision starts at the hairline and travels back to the back of the scalp. Fat in the neck area will be repositioned to create a contour. Tissue will be moved, and the muscle in the area will be pulled tighter. Skin will be moved back into place and any extra skin will be removed. For a limited neck lift, a smaller incision can be made, but results might not be as effective. This procedure is usually done in under 3 hours.

Neck Lift Aftercare

You’ll be able to return home the day of the procedure. You’ll be given gauze and a garment that offers compression and support to ensure that your healing journey is optimal. The head should remain positioned above the heart, and you should avoid turning your head. The neck shouldn’t be bent while you’re healing, particularly in the early days. This helps to avoid any complications. Our team will go over specific care instructions with you, including pain management and wound care, to make sure you’re on your way to a smooth recovery.

Schedule a Consultation

The neck lift procedure is one of the many options we provide for patients to feel rejuvenated and confident in their own skin. If you’re interested in learning more about this popular procedure or other procedures that we offer, schedule a consultation with us today.

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