A gracefully contoured neck can accentuate one’s overall appearance, making them look youthful and vibrant. Over time, due to factors like aging, genetics, and sun exposure, the neck can lose its firmness, leading to sagging skin, fat accumulation, and visible vertical bands. A necklift, performed by our skilled team at Privé Plastic Surgery, can restore this delicate area, rejuvenating your profile and enhancing your self-confidence.
The necklift procedure was developed to restore fullness, shape, and tightness associated with a youthful appearance. The overall appearance of our face is a combination of multiple features. The cheeks, eyes, forehead, chin, and smile each play a role in the whole effect. Our necks can become loose, wrinkled, or flabby and cause us to appear older than we are. Even if our other features are taut and youthful, our necks can lose fullness and elasticity. Privé Plastic Surgery is proud to provide necklifts to our patients.
Symptoms Indicating a Neck Lift Might Be Needed
- Sagging or loose skin on the neck
- Accumulation of excess fat beneath the chin (double chin)
- Visible vertical bands or cords on the neck
- Wrinkling and crepey skin texture
- A poorly defined jawline
How To Tell When A Necklift Will Work For You
Despite the prevalent role our neck plays in our appearance, it may go unconsidered in our facial care routine. Over time, the skin of our neck begins to lose collagen. This loss reduces its elasticity, causing it to sag as the tissues wear down. Together this can result in our appearance becoming worn, tired, and prematurely aged. Neck lifts can address these concerns and restore youthful vitality. Stress, sun exposure, genetics, and vices such as tobacco and alcohol can contribute to the aging of these tissues.
Those who are good candidates for this treatment have one or more of the following concerns:
- Loose skin – Often caused by loose or excess skin that can occur after weight loss
- Fat Neck – Too much fullness in the neck caused by an abundance of fat
- Rounded Jaw – Loose skin, excess fat, or tissue that causes our jawline to round out
- Prominent bands – Caused by the contraction of neck muscles that have attenuated over time
While receiving a neck lift is generally safe, there is always a risk of complications. The most frequently encountered include:
- Anesthetic reactions
- Hematoma, or bleeding under the skin
- Blood clotting
- Nerve injury
- Loss of skin
- Open wounds
Dr. Wu will go over the details of any potential risks during your consultation visit.
Why This Procedure is Needed
The neck is often one of the first areas to show signs of aging. A neck lift addresses the aforementioned symptoms, allowing individuals to regain a youthful neck contour. The procedure enhances physical appearance and boosts emotional well-being, instilling renewed confidence in one’s self-image.
Learn About Neck Lifts At Privé Plastic Surgery
Every neck lift is different, but the following steps are involved in almost every case.
- Anesthesia – A neck lift generally only requires the use of sedation or local anesthesia. However, more involved cases may involve general anesthesia. Dr. Wu will discuss the form used during your procedure with Dr. Wu during your planning visit.
- Incisions – Made to access the tissue that needs to be tightened, adjusted, or removed. These incisions are generally made behind the ears and chin to ensure they’re inconspicuous.
- Corset Platysmaplasty – This step is not involved in every neck lift procedure. It involves the tightening of the platysma muscle by sewing it together. It accomplishes this tightening like how shoelaces tighten your shoes.
- Excess Skin Removal – Dr. Wu will remove any excess skin during this process stage.
- Repositioning – Dr. Wu will adjust the remaining skin and facial tissue until it’s in the desired position. They will be secured there with sutures.
- Finishing – Once all the tissue has been removed and adjusted, the surgery site will be closed. Drain may be left in place to aid in draining body fluids that may form at the site. They are removed once the incisions have healed properly and the swelling goes down.
To maintain the results of a neck lift and prevent premature aging:
- Protect the neck from harmful UV rays using scarves or high SPF sunscreens.
- Adhere to a balanced diet and regular exercise regimen.
- Avoid smoking and limit alcohol consumption.
- Engage in a consistent skincare routine, including moisturizing and gentle exfoliation.
Elevating Profiles: The Promise of the Necklift
Embarking on the neck lift journey is not merely about aesthetic refinement but also about rediscovering confidence and pride in one’s appearance. The initial post-operative phase brings with it the first hints of this transformative experience, a preview of the rejuvenation to come.
As the days progress and weeks turn into months, the more definitive results start to unfurl, showcasing a beautifully defined and youthful neckline. This transformation, when coupled with a diligent skincare regimen and a health-conscious lifestyle, ensures that the fresh and rejuvenated neck contours become a lasting testament to their decision, allowing patients to bask in the glow of their renewed self for years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the recovery period after a neck lift?
While individual experiences can vary, most patients witness notable improvement within 2-4 weeks post-surgery. Following our doctor’s post-operative care guidelines for optimal healing is essential.
Are the results of a neck lift permanent?
A neck lift can offer long-lasting results. However, the natural aging process continues. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and skincare regimen can help preserve the surgery’s benefits.
What’s the difference between a neck lift and a full facelift?
While both procedures aim to rejuvenate the face, a neck lift specifically targets sagging skin, muscles, and fat in the neck area. Conversely, a facelift addresses aging concerns in the mid to lower face and neck.
Take The Next Step
Your dream of attaining a gracefully sculpted neckline isn’t just about the exterior transformation; it’s a profound reflection of the youthful spirit within. At Privé Plastic Surgery, we understand this aspiration. With our unparalleled expertise and dedication, we stand ready to guide you meticulously through each step, ensuring your vision and comfort remain paramount.
The potential of a neck lift transcends just physical allure; it’s about feeling invigorated and rejuvenated. If you’re curious about what this procedure can unveil for you or have specific questions that need expert insights, we’re only a phone call away at (516) 717-3181. Allow us to accompany you on this transformative journey, illuminating the path towards your aesthetic dreams.
Contact Privé Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation for a neck lift today!