A neck lift is one of the most effective surgical procedures for patients with excess skin laxity, sagging skin, and fat deposits in the neck. The neck is one of the first parts of the body to display signs of aging because it’s constantly exposed to direct sunlight and environmental pollutants. Brand Surgical Institute provides highly personalized neck lift surgeries that reverse the signs of aging and help you achieve a chiseled, contoured appearance.
What is a Neck Lift?
How does the neck lift procedure work?
The neck lift is a surgical procedure that reverses the signs of aging on the neck. The surgeon makes strategic incisions around the neck and chin to trim away excess skin tissues, remove unwanted fat deposits, and tighten the underlying muscles, making your neck look firm and contoured. In some cases, the surgeon may perform liposuction to suction away excess fat cells underneath the chin.
How a neck lift elevates your facial contours:
- Eliminates excess skin tissues underneath the chin
- Eliminates an unappealing “turkey neck”
- Removes excess fat deposits under the chin
- Eliminates an unwanted double chin
- Reduces wrinkles and creases on the neck
- Reduces neck banding
- Makes the neck look firm and contoured
Do I need a neck lift or chin augmentation?
A neck lift is suitable for patients with moderate to severe signs of aging on the neck, such as creases, excess fat deposits, wrinkles, and banding. The surgeon removes the excess skin tissues and fat deposits to make your neck look firm and contoured. Meanwhile, chin augmentation enhances the chin projection to make your jawline look more prominent.
Both neck lift and chin augmentation serve different purposes — you may need one or the other procedure, depending on your needs, or you may even need both. Your plastic surgeon will discuss your goals, examine your facial anatomy, and recommend the ideal combination of procedures to elevate your facial contours.
What happens during the neck lift surgery?
Brand Surgical Institute performs a highly personalized neck lift surgery after a thorough evaluation. Our surgical experts carefully examine your facial anatomy, discuss your expectations, and review your medical history. They determine if you’re suitable for a neck lift, following which they curate a personalized treatment plan. The specific details of your procedure, including whether it includes liposuction, will depend on your needs. A neck lift is performed under general anesthesia and concludes within two hours.
During the neck lift procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision under the chin and/ or behind the ears. If you have excess fat deposits, the surgeon may insert a hollow cannula to remove excess fat cells from your neck. The surgeon will also trim away excess skin tissues, tighten the underlying platysma muscles, and re-drape your skin in the new position. The surgeon may also place sutures deep within the neck wall, making your neck look firm and tight.
You are the ideal candidate for a neck lift if:
- You have unwanted wrinkles, creases, and banding on the neck
- You have a “turkey neck,” i.e., drooping skin tissues under the chin
- You have a “double chin,” i.e., excess fat deposits under the chin
- You want to reverse the signs of aging on your neck
- You are in generally good physical health
- You have realistic expectations from the procedure
- You are a nonsmoker or willing to stop smoking before and after the procedure
What is recovery like after a neck lift?
You will experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort after the neck lift procedure. You must wear a surgical garment on your neck for a few days to minimize swelling. Most patients can resume their daily activities and work within 14 days, but strenuous workouts should be avoided for up to 6 weeks. The final results will gradually become evident over several months.
Schedule a consultation for a neck lift
Brand Surgical Institute is a state-of-the-art multi-specialty ambulatory surgical center specializing in the latest and safest cosmetic surgical techniques. Our surgical experts use the most effective techniques to reverse the signs of aging on your neck, remove excess fat deposits, and elevate your facial contours. We curate personalized treatment plans to ensure the final results conform to your anatomy and expectations. Please schedule a consultation to explore your neck lift options in Glendale, CA.