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Restore A Firmer And More Contoured Neck Profile

A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to address visible signs of aging in the neck. As we age, the skin of the neck can lose elasticity, resulting in sagging, wrinkles, and the development of a “turkey neck.” Additionally, the muscles in the neck may weaken, and fat deposits can accumulate, further contributing to a less defined neck contour.

During a neck lift, excess skin is removed, and underlying muscles may be tightened to create a smoother, more toned neck appearance. Excess fat deposits may also be removed using liposuction. The goal of a neck lift is to restore a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance to the neck and improve overall facial harmony. By addressing these concerns, a neck lift can help you achieve a firmer, more contoured neck that complements your natural facial features.

Neck Lift Treats:

  • Sagging skin in the neck area
  • Wrinkles and creases on the neck
  • Excess fat deposits under the chin (double chin)
  • Loose neck muscles causing a “turkey neck” appearance
  • Lack of definition and contour in the neck region
  • Overall signs of aging in the neck area, such as jowls or prominent neck bands

Ideal Candidates For Neck Lift:

  • Individuals with sagging or excess skin in the neck area
  • Those with prominent neck bands or wrinkles
  • Patients with good overall health and realistic expectations
  • Non-smokers or those willing to quit smoking before and after surgery
  • Those bothered by the appearance of a double chin or lack of neck definition
  • Patients with a stable weight who are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Perfecting Your Neck Contour

Our surgeons at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates will assess your candidacy for a neck lift during a comprehensive evaluation. This typically involves a thorough examination of your neck and facial structure, a discussion of your aesthetic goals, a review of medical history, and consideration of lifestyle factors such as smoking habits. Based on this, our surgeons will determine if a neck lift is the right option for you to achieve your desired goals.

Neck Lift FAQs

What is the recovery process like after a neck lift?

The recovery process after a neck lift varies from person to person, but generally, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area. Your surgeon will provide specific post-operative instructions to help manage these symptoms, which may include pain medication, wearing a compression garment, and avoiding strenuous activities for a period of time. Most patients can return to work and normal activities within 1-2 weeks, although full recovery may take several weeks to months.

Can I combine a neck lift with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, a neck lift can often be combined with other cosmetic procedures to address multiple concerns and achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Commonly combined procedures include facelift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), brow lift, or liposuction. Combining procedures can offer more dramatic results and reduce overall recovery time, as you will only need to undergo anesthesia and recovery once for multiple procedures.

Are there any risks or complications associated with a neck lift?

Like any surgical procedure, a neck lift carries inherent risks, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. However, these risks are relatively rare, especially when performed by our skilled and experienced surgeons. It’s important to discuss potential risks with your surgeon before undergoing any surgery.

Will there be visible scarring after a neck lift?

While scarring is inevitable with any surgery, our experienced surgeons ensure minimal scar visibility. The incisions for a neck lift are typically made in inconspicuous locations, such as behind the ears or under the chin, to conceal any resulting scars. Over time, scars tend to fade and become less noticeable, especially with proper wound care and sun exposure avoidance.

How long do the results of a neck lift last?

The longevity of neck lift results depends on various factors, including individual skin elasticity, lifestyle choices, and the aging process. While a neck lift cannot stop the natural aging process, it can rejuvenate the neck area, and the results are generally long-lasting. Most patients can go 5-10 years or more before needing additional surgeries. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including proper skincare and sun protection, can help prolong the effects.

Is a neck lift a painful procedure?

While discomfort is expected during the initial recovery period, most patients find it manageable with prescribed pain medication and proper post-operative care. Your surgeon will take steps to minimize discomfort during the procedure, such as using local anesthesia or sedation, and will provide guidance on pain management throughout the recovery process.

Schedule Your Consultation

Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates is a premier dermatology and skin care clinic in the Mid-South, certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Our dedicated team actively listens to the concerns of the patients we are privileged to serve, ensuring personalized care and exceptional results. If you’re considering a neck lift to rejuvenate your appearance and restore confidence, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our experienced surgeons. Take the first step towards achieving your aesthetic goals by contacting us today.


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