Doctor’s Thoughts on Neck Lift

We’ve helped hundreds of patients achieve long-lasting results from their neck lift for a more youthful appearance they can feel confident with. At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, we strive to understand your unique concerns and goals to find the right treatment plan for you. When it comes to a surgical procedure like a neck lift, we will be honest about the pros and cons of this treatment option. As board-certified surgeons, we aim to deliver the best care, from consultation to post-op. To get started on your procedure or to learn more about your options, contact our office and schedule your consultation.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure to address sagging in the lower face and neck area. The neck is often the first place to show signs of aging with sagging, wrinkles, and prominent neckbands. With the neck lift, this area can be tightened and restored to its youthful appearance. The neck lift can be performed alone or combined with other facial rejuvenating procedures like the facelift for optimal results.

Who can Benefit from a Neck Lift?

The neck lift can benefit those who are experiencing signs of aging to address the following concerns:

  •         A double chin appearance
  •         Sagging around the jaw and neck
  •         Prominent neck bands

During the neck lift, the area under your chin and around the jawline is tightened to reveal a well-defined chin and jawline. Both men and women can benefit from the neck lift to look years younger in this area. To be a successful candidate for the neck lift, you must be prepared for a surgical procedure with some downtime. While the neck lift can address part of the lower face, facial aging in the mid or upper face may be better treated with a facelift or brow lift. Dr. Nichter and Dr. Horowitz can help you choose the right procedure or combination of procedures for you.

How is the Neck Lift Performed?

Your neck lift procedure techniques will depend on your specific concerns and their location. For most, this involves tiny incisions behind each ear and another incision under the chin. Through these incisions, Dr. Nichter or Dr. Horowitz will reposition the neck tissue and remove excess skin. Liposuction techniques are also used in some cases to remove stubborn fat from under the chin and recontour the jawline. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia for your complete comfort during the procedure process.

Recovery After a Neck Lift

Recovery from a neck lift will depend on the techniques used and your individual healing process. You can expect to be back to your regular routine, including work, within two weeks after your procedure. During this time, you may experience some swelling, bruising, tightness, and general discomfort. This can be managed with prescription pain medication for the first several days. You will be given certain exercise restrictions that should be followed closely to ensure proper healing. Bruising, swelling, and tightness will continue to fade over the next several months.

Neck Lift Results

The results of your neck lift will continue to become clear as lingering swelling and bruising fade. After this time, you can enjoy your improved neck contour, defined chin and jawline, and overall rejuvenation. The results of a neck lift are natural-looking and will age along with the rest of your body. The neck lift is typically a one-time procedure, giving you results that last for years.

Your Consultation at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery

To learn more about your neck lift at the Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, contact our office and schedule your consultation. Dr. Nichter and Dr. Horowitz can meet with you to determine if the neck lift or other facial rejuvenation procedure is right for you.