This beautiful 28 year old professional is depicted 5 months after her neck lift procedure. She did not want a change to her appearance, but she felt that her genetic predisposition was going to involve significant laxity of her neck. She wanted to seek as much refinement of her jawline now in order to offset future aging changes.
This beautiful 58 year old is seen here 2 months from her facial rejuvenation procedure. This included face and neck lifting as well as eyelid surgery. She is an extremely active, hard working person whose concern was down time away from her horses and the possibility of looking unnatural. Fear of an unnatural appearance may be one of the most common concerns for facial surgery patients.
She was able within several days to attend to her horses. Even at this early stage of recovery, her incisions are healing well and her appearance is changed in a natural way, helping to uncover her natural beauty and create a facial appearance more synchronous with her healthy lifestyle.
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
Necklift surgery has become a very popular option in my practice. Many patient’s 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 and highly-rewarding procedure..
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR A NECKLIFT?
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. Nearly all people with sagging/loose skin along their jaw line, will choose to perform a facelift in addition to the necklift.
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.
WWHAT IS THE RECOVERY?
Neck lift surgery is done under general anesthesia. You will go home with a compression garment. Typically you may remove the compression and return to light activity after 3 days. Pain is minimal. Bruises will typically fade after two weeks. If liposuction is used, you may have temporary facial bruising and temporary nerve numbness or asymmetry. Results improve as swelling goes down, and the tissues continue to soften over the course of 1-3 months.