What is a neck lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that addresses the signs of aging in the neck caused by a combination of excess and loose skin, separation of the neck muscle (called the platysma muscle) causing “bands” in the neck, and/or excess fat in the neck. Using incisions in front of the earlobe and behind the ear, Clareo surgeons tighten and remove excess skin. Using an incision under the chin, we repair the muscle and remove fat. Both these incisions heal very inconspicuously. A neck lift can be combined with other procedures, most commonly a mid-face lift, and then is often referred to as a “full facelift.”
Who is a candidate for a neck lift?
Anyone who is in good overall health and bothered by the signs of aging seen in the neck may be a candidate for a neck lift. The components of aging; skin, muscle, and fat; can be addressed individually and need not all be problematic for a patient to be a candidate for a neck lift. If excess neck fat is an isolated issue, liposuction may be the preferred treatment.
Benefits of neck lift
- Regain a more youthful, sculpted neck
- Eliminate turkey gobbler loose skin
- Eliminate a double chin
Recovery and results
A neck lift is usually a day surgical procedure; however, when performed as part of a facelift, patients often stay overnight in the surgery center after the procedure. You will see results immediately after the procedure. Any bruising present will resolve within approximately ten days. Swelling will largely resolve in three to four weeks.