Neck Lift

Dr Efraim vd Walt - Neck Lift

Are you sick of wearing turtlenecks and scarves all the time to cover the loose flaps of skin on your neck. Neck lift surgery reshapes and tightens the area on the underside of your chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that creates a “turkey neck” or “double chin.” By surgically excising the loose skin and fat while using a tightening technique to result in a smoother, natural neckline, neck lift surgery can provide dramatic improvements to your profile.

Ideal Candidates

Individuals contemplating neck lift treatment generally deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin on the neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by ranging factors, including aging and significant weight loss. Whatever the reason may be, loose neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which in most cases can only be cosmetically fixed with skin excision and a tightening technique. If you are physically healthy and at a good weight, but you feel embarrassed by loose skin and wrinkles along the neck, a neck lift cosmetic surgery treatment may be a recommended answer.

Surgical Technique

For neck lift surgery, sedation or general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed just in front or behind your ears while another one might also be created beneath your chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, neck liposuction would be the first step in the surgical process. Next, any sagging, loose, or hanging skin will be carefully excised, and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight. An open technique typically involves an incision that begins in the hairline close to the sideburn area and extends in the posterior hair. This method of skin tightening is conducted until the desired contour has been achieved. Even though sutures are placed at the incision area, scars should not be noticeable since they were placed beneath your chin.

What To Expect

After a neck lift, there will probably be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate after some healing time has passed. You should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous activity for a couple of weeks to assist in a safe recovery. While recovering, button tops or loose-fitting clothing is ideal. You should notice visible aesthetic differences almost immediately. In addition, it has been noted that the neck lift surgery can make one of the most stunning enhancements to an individual’s profile, turning back the hands of time on your appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Costs for your neck surgery will be reviewed in your consultation with Dr. Efraim. As soon as he has developed your surgical plan, he will be able to estimate prices for the anesthesia, facility, and miscellaneous fees.

Neck lift surgery is the best option to eliminate excess skin, particularly if it droops or hangs. Although there are several nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may give you mild improvements, neck lift surgery offers the most significant improvements to redefine and smooth your neckline.

If they are required, incisions are strategically placed so the scars are difficult for others to see. Dr. Efraim tries very hard during neck lift surgery to avoid visible scarring as much as possible. A team member will explain scar management instructions, which will encourage your incisions to heal flat and thin.

At your consultation, you can bring up that you are thinking about another surgery, like a facelift or chin augmentation, along with a neck lift. It’s normal for two or more face surgeries to be done together to get your best results. If you are concerned about an undefined jawline or weak chin, tell Dr. Efraim so he can develop a plan that meets all your goals.

Based on your concerns and goals, you might want to get a neck lift with liposuction. A lift, plus lipo may be best if you are concerned about both loose skin and fat pockets in your neck.