Sun exposure, fluctuations in body weight, gravity, and the natural aging process can all contribute to sagging or wrinkled skin around the neck. With neck lift surgery, our skilled plastic surgeons at New York Plastic Surgical Group can effectively eliminate excess, inelastic skin in the neck and give the remaining skin a firmer, more youthful appearance. Our doctors will custom-tailor your neck lift procedure to meet your cosmetic goals while producing results that look natural. For patients who are looking for an even more comprehensive aesthetic transformation, neck lift surgery can be combined with procedures such as facelift, blepharoplasty, or non-surgical injectables.
To learn more about neck lift surgery, or to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons at NYPSG, please contact us today.
Neck Lift Procedure
A neck lift is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under either IV sedation or general anesthesia. Depending on the extent of treatment necessary to achieve your goals, the procedure can typically be completed in about three hours. The surgery will begin with an incision behind the ears and under the chin. These incisions are very carefully placed in areas that minimize the appearance of any residual scarring. Your surgeon will then tighten the underlying muscles of the neck and remove excess skin. The remaining skin is redraped and smoothed to create the desired result.
Neck rejuvenation surgery can be performed utilizing a variety of techniques, depending on your individual needs and goals. Patients who have an excess of fat in the neck, as opposed to loose skin, may benefit more from liposuction in this area. A combination neck lift/neck liposuction may be advantageous for patients who are experiencing both excess fat and inelastic skin. Our plastic surgeon will talk with you about your options during the consultation and determine the course of action that can best meet your goals.
Neck Lift Recovery and Results
Though patients typically experience some swelling and bruising after neck lift surgery, any post-operative discomfort can be controlled with oral pain medication. Some patients may also experience mild numbness in the days immediately following the procedure. A compression garment and a small drain are often necessary to reduce swelling, stabilize the neck, and aid in the healing process. Most patients return to work and their normal daily activities one to two weeks after surgery. At that time, you should begin to see the results of neck lift surgery; however the final effects may not become evident for two to three months.
Neck lift surgery can address a very common aesthetic issue and significantly rejuvenate the appearance of the neck. This procedure has helped many individuals achieve firmer, smoother, more youthful skin in the neck area with natural-looking results.
If you have questions about neck lift surgery, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons, please contact us today.