As we age, we often lose the youthful contours in our face and neck. This can be the result of gravity, heredity, stress, and various environmental conditions. If you are noticing that you are unhappy with these signs of aging and wish to rejuvenate your appearance, a neck lift may be right for you.

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What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift procedure is done to improve signs of aging in the neck and jawline area. Many individuals state that they are unhappy with excess skin on their neck, a double chin, or a “turkey wattle”. When you feel that your neck area does not match the youthfulness of your face, a neck lift may be a good choice.

It is, however, important to understand that a neck lift cannot stop the aging process from occurring. It is meant to help you achieve the look of a younger-looking you.

How is a Neck Lift Performed?

A neck lift is performed under general anesthesia. Your neck lift procedure choices include a traditional neck lift incision or a limited incision, depending on your clinical appearance and aesthetic goals.

Traditional Neck Lift Incision

Begins at the hairline near the sideburn, and follows down and around the ear, ending in the back of the hairline. Tissues under the neck skin will be repositioned, and the platysma muscle is often tightened. Skin will be redraped over the new facial contours, and excess skin trimmed away.

Limited Neck Lift Incision

This technique may involve incisions that only follow around the ear. These incisions are shorter, but because of this, results may be more limited than those of a traditional neck lift.

All incision lines will be closed with sutures. Once these have healed, any incisions from the procedure are very well concealed within the hairline, so you won’t have to worry about visible and noticeable scarring.

Neck Lift Recovery

During your recovery from a neck lift procedure, you will have a bandage placed around your face and neck, which will help to minimize bruising and swelling. Dr. Power will provide you with specific instructions to properly care for your surgical site, any drains, and medications you should take.

It is important to remember to keep your head elevated on 2-3 pillows while sleeping during recovery to reduce swelling. Do not apply ice to your neck, as this could negatively affect blood flow to the skin.

As your swelling and bruising diminish, you will be able to notice visible improvements to your neck area. Overall, it may take up to one year for incision lines to fully mature.  

Procedures to Enhance your Neck Lift

There are a number of rejuvenation procedures that can be performed along with a neck lift for enhanced results. These include a brow lift, to correct a sagging brow, eyelid surgery, to refresh aging eyes, and fat transfer, to add youthful volume to the cheeks or lips.

Neck Lift FAQs

How do I prepare for a neck lift?

The most important way to prepare for a neck lift is to quit smoking for at least one month before and after surgery. This may lower the risk of developing an infection and other healing complications.

How do I tighten my jawline?

Your jawline may be tightened by a neck lift. The neck muscles (called the platsyma) are suspended and tightened during a neck lift to add definition.

How long does it take to recover from a neck lift?

Recovery from a neck lift is usually 1-2 weeks until you may feel comfortable going out in public and resuming light office work. You should refrain from exercise for one month.

How much does a facelift and neck lift cost?

A facelift and neck lift starts at $15000. A surgical quote will be provided following your consultation that outlines the surgical, facility, and anesthesia fees. It is also recommended to stay overnight at 199 Avenue Road for your comfort as well as for nursing care and close monitoring after surgery.

How much does Neck Lift Cost?

Neck lift cost is usually dependent on factors like your location and your plastic surgeons pricing, anesthesia, and recommended recovery materials.

Is Neck lift surgery dangerous?

Cosmetic surgery should not be considered dangerous if performed on a healthy patient by a board-certified plastic surgeon in a fully accredited facility. Every surgery has risks, which will be discussed in depth during the informed consent process.

What is a liquid facelift?

A liquid facelift uses injectables like Botox® or dermal fillers to rejuvenate the facial profile.

What is a lunchtime facelift?

The lunchtime facelift can refer to a few different types of facial rejuvenation. It can be a non-surgical procedure using only injectables and skincare treatments, or it can refer to a limited incision facelift. In either case, it refers to a facelift that comes with very little downtime.

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift - also called lower rhytidectomy - is a surgical procedure that tightens the neck and adds definition to the chin-throat angle.

What is a non surgical neck lift?

A non-surgical neck lift uses minimally- or non-invasive treatments to rejuvenate the neck, reducing excess skin, fat, and visible banding.

What is mini neck lift?

A mini neck lift is a surgical procedure that tightens the neck muscles and removes excess skin through limited incisions behind the ears. It avoids the need for a separate incision under the chin.

What is the best treatment for saggy neck?

The best treatment for a saggy neck is generally a neck lift. Results are generally longer-lasting than those following non-surgical treatments.

Whats involved in a neck lift?

A neck lift involves removal of excess skin as well as tightening of the neck muscles to add definition. Surgery is performed through incisions behind your ears and sometimes under the chin depending on your aesthetic concerns and appearance.

Schedule A Neck Lift Consultation

A neck lift procedure can drastically improve your appearance, taking years off of your look. If you are interested in learning more about how a neck lift can benefit you, contact our office today. We will schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Power, during which we can determine the best treatment option for you.


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