Benefits Beyond Age with Expert Neck Lifts
Aging gracefully is what we all strive for, but sometimes, nature needs a little nudge. As time progresses, our neck often reveals age before our face does. Embracing the benefits of a neck lift can restore that youthful vitality, turning heads and raising confidence.
Say goodbye to sagging skin and rediscover a youthful neck curve that enhances your profile.
Beyond the physical lift, watch self-assurance soar as you face the world with poise.
Tailored techniques ensure results that look seamless and authentically you, avoiding an “overdone” appearance.
Over time, you may notice that the skin under your chin is starting to sag and droop. Maybe aging has begun to take its toll, or you’ve lost a great deal of weight and now notice loose skin on your neck. No matter the source of your concerns, a consultation with the experienced board-certified plastic surgeons at Becker Plastics about a neck lift procedure may be just what’s needed to restore your confidence in your appearance.
What is a Neck Lift Procedure?
A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance of skin laxity in the neck and double chin area. During this procedure, the neck muscles are tightened and excess fat and skin are removed to provide a more youthful look. The goal of this surgery is to correct any wrinkles or sagging around the jawline and reduce fullness under the chin. A neck lift may be combined with other facial rejuvenation surgeries such as a facelift procedure for optimal results.
It’s important to note that there are no non-surgical treatments for removing excess skin. While non-surgical methods for fighting sagging skin, such as peels, dermal fillers, and micro-needling, can work to tighten small areas of the skin by boosting collagen, the expanse of skin across the neck is simply too large to be tightened effectively by any method other than surgery.
Your neck lift at our Philadelphia or New Jersey facilities will require that you take some downtime. You will have close follow-up appointments to check your incisions and confirm that you are not at risk of infection.
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How a Neck Lift Is Performed
A full neck lift will include an incision starting at the side of the face and tracing around the ear to the posterior hairline. The platysma muscle, which runs from the chin to the collar bone, may be tightened. Fatty tissue may need to be removed or repositioned, and excess skin is trimmed away.
Some who get a full neck region lift may need a bit of fat removed via liposuction. For those who prefer a limited incision neck lift, cuts will only be made around the ear and the lift procedure will be less invasive. However, the results will be less dramatic.
Depending on your medical record, and preferences, you will either be given a local anesthetic and sedation for the procedure or receive a general anesthetic. No matter the ultimate format of your procedure, you will be fully informed of the steps needed to prepare for your surgery.
Prepare for a Safe Recovery After your Neck Lift Surgery
Our staff will give you detailed instructions on what to do before and after your procedure when you come in for your consultation before surgery. In addition to proper surgical preparation, you’ll want to plan to reduce post-surgical swelling, possibly including purchasing a compression bandage and supplies to properly ice the area to keep inflammation down.
Additionally, the decision to undergo any form of plastic surgery is a big step. You’re making a huge investment in your appearance, which can have a long-lasting impact on your confidence. In addition to being happy with the look of your neck and jawline, now is the time to focus on other aspects of your overall health.
Consider other adjustments that will also boost your confidence. Find an exercise regimen that you love and make time for it each day. Focus on dietary changes that include lots of brightly colored vegetables and fruits to keep your antioxidant intake high, particularly foods high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Choose lean meats or other reduced-fat sources of protein to rebuild healthy tissues.
If you smoke, take the steps necessary to stop before your surgery; not only is smoking hard on your lungs and heart, but the toxins in cigarettes get in the way of the healing process. Finally, make sure that you stay fully hydrated as you recover from your procedure.
By following your post-surgery instructions and taking care of your general health, you can ensure natural-looking results from the surgery.
Your Neck Lift Consultation
Choosing to undergo any form of surgery that will increase your confidence and change your appearance can be very intense. You may be worried about your recovery, concerned about the risk of visible scars, or just plain excited about achieving your aesthetic goals.
Your consultation with the physicians at our facility can help to lessen your concerns about the procedure overall, help you to fully understand exactly how your results will appear, and allow you to prepare and recover fully.
It’s important to understand that, no matter how excited you are about your neck lift and your new youthful appearance, your body will treat this incision as a wound. For best results, you must make time to recover fully with proper care. Follow all instructions regarding rest, ice, counter pain medication, and compression, and keep all complimentary appointments.
Complementary Procedures for Neck Rejuvenation
Neck lifts target the skin from the collarbones to the chin. Many who choose a neck lift may also want to consider other procedures to enhance their new look, such as:
- A facelift, to provide comprehensive rejuvenation
A brow lift, to reduce the signs of aging skin on the forehead
- Botox treatments, to smooth out grooves or creases along the forehead or near the eyes
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), to reduce sagging skin above and below the eyes
- A chin augmentation, to improve the bone contour of the chin area
- A mild to moderate chemical peel, to brighten skin overall
Because the full recovery process from a neck lift will take about four weeks, many people choose to get this cosmetic surgery in combination with other procedures. Do be prepared for the possibility of longer recovery should you combine surgeries at Becker Plastics.
Discuss Your Neck Rejuvenation Options
With the right preparation and dedication to a healthy recovery, your neck lift results can greatly improve your confidence in your natural appearance. Whether you just want to get rid of wrinkles or are tired of sagging skin and that bit of extra fat under the chin that never seems to go away, a neck lift is a wonderful way to bring positive focus and healthy attention to your eyes and your bright smile. Contact Becker Plastics in Philadelphia, Voorhees, Yardley, or Princeton for an initial consultation with our facial plastic surgeons.
Why choose the Doctors at Becker Plastic Surgery
Kirk Lozada, MD, FACS
- Completed his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and has trained with the top Facial Plastic Surgeons in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey.
- Has traveled to Ica, Peru with Healing the Children on multiple occasions performing a high volume of cleft lip and palate surgery.
- Is currently a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has numerous publications and presentations in the field of facial plastic surgery.
Daniel Becker, MD, FACS
- Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (ENT).
- Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
- Top-Rated by US News and World Report, Philadelphia Magazine, South Jersey Magazine, Castle-Connelly, and others.
- Read more about rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Becker’s credentials
Nicole Schrader, MD, FACS
- She is a double board certified surgeon in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology & Head/Neck Surgery.
- Is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Has over 20 years of experience, 15+ years in private practice and has performed hundreds of facelift surgeries.
- Dr. Schrader Recognized as Best Plastic Surgeon by Town Topics Readers’ Choice Awards.
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