This patient underwent simultaneous face and neck lifting. The method used for correction of lower facial laxity and improvement of facial skin results in powerful restoration of the jawline and neck skin quality.
This close up demonstrates the power of facial rejuvenation to restore a much healthier looking appearance of the neck and lower face 3 months after surgery.
This patient was a perfect candidate for liposuction. She has a nice jawline and elastic skin. Liposuction can only target superficial skin making many patients less ideal candidates.
NECK LIFT INFORMATION
Neck lift surgery has become a very popular option in my practice. Many patients necks age at a much faster rate than their faces. Many patients have congenital deposition of fatty tissues which hide the attractive outline of the jaw and chin. For the right patient, this is a terrific, highly-rewarding procedure.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR A NECK LIFT?
A neck lift is designed to improve sagging or excess tissue under the chin to create a slimmer, more youthful appearance. It is designed to treat sagging or excess muscle, skin, and or fat, depending on your body type. It is an operation which can be beneficial for both men and women of any age group if you have excess tissue under your chin.
WHERE ARE THE SCARS?
Because each patient is unique, this operation needs to be tailored to fit each person’s needs. For some people, neck lift scars are confined to the skin crease just underneath the chin. If large amounts of skin need to be removed, additional scars behind the ear will be used. Some people with sagging/loose skin along their jaw line, will choose to perform a facelift in addition to the neck lift.
WHAT IS NECK LIPOSUCTION?
For some people, neck fat is just below the skin. This fat can sometimes be suctioned to create a sleek, “lifted” appearance through very small incisions with minimal recovery time. In most cases, I prefer the control of direct visualization for a more meticulous result. With an incision, the tissues underneath the thin platysma muscle can also been seen and adjusted as needed for best results.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY?
Neck lift surgery is done under general anesthesia. You will go home with a compression garment. Bruises will typically fade after two weeks. Swelling will improve, and the tissues will continue to soften over the course of 1-3 months.