The necklift procedure is a surgery that effectively restores a youthful look to your neck area. As we age, the skin naturally loosens and neck muscles become more lax. The necklift corrects these conditions by removing localized fat and correcting and tightening muscle laxity and sagging skin. This procedure restores a youthful neck which results in a more prominent jaw line. A necklift helps to rid you of double chins, “turkey waddles” and excessive jowling.
Although this procedure is commonly performed with great results, a proper evaluation by one of our surgeons is necessary to see if you are a candidate.
It’s as easy as setting up an appointment with one of our surgeons to discuss your goals and the outcome you’re seeking to be sure it’s right for you.
During your initial visit, our doctors will review your medical history, evaluate your neck, skin and anatomy and discuss your desired outcome. Based on his assessment he will determine if the necklift is right for you.
He will discuss in detail the procedure itself, your pre- and post-surgery regimen and the steps you will need to take to best assure a speedy and trouble-free recovery. Plenty of time is allotted for questions.
The doctor may also discuss alternative or complementary procedures you might want to consider to achieve the look you seek.
Although there are different types of necklifts, your surgeon will discuss the specific type that will achieve the results you desire. Generally speaking, however, small incisions are made beneath the chin and behind the ear.
The neck fat is the excised, muscles are tightened and, depending on your anatomy, a small amount of skin may be removed.
Necklifts can be performed in an office setting, surgical center, or hospital; you and your doctor will discuss which option is right for you.
During your pre-operative visit you will be given very detailed instructions on how to care for yourself after the surgery. After surgery, necklift dressing is often used and you may experience some bruising and swelling which can last up to ten days.
In general, you should experience a complete recovery in about two weeks, though this will vary with each patient’s age, condition and lifestyle.
Our doctors will prescribe medications to ensure you have a comfortable and uneventful post-operative course.
Before you know it, you will be back at your normal routine and enjoying the revitalized look and feel that this procedure can give you.