NECK LIFT SURGERY (NECK CONTOURING)
Many patients find that the neck region is the first area of the body to reveal the visible signs of aging, and often become discouraged at the sight of aesthetic problems such as:
- Weakened neck muscles, which can detract from the aesthetic definition of the jawline
- Loose or hanging skin in the neck region, leading to the unwanted development of the “turkey wattle”
- Increasingly prominent vertical or horizontal bands along the neck
- Fat deposits in the neck region creating the appearance of fatty jowls or a double chin
Fortunately, neck lift surgery was designed to effectively address and treat these problematic aesthetic issues, and works to rejuvenate the entire facial appearance by sculpting and enhancing the contours of the neck. To achieve optimal neck lift results, your surgery should be performed by a competent and experienced physician, such as Atlanta-based plastic surgeons Dr. Wright Jones and Dr. Sabine Lovell. Our compassionate and well-respected plastic surgeons will create a customized neck lift treatment plan to safely fulfill your surgical goals and to restore a more youthfully firm, lifted appearance to your neck region.
Neck lifts are also an excellent choice for patients suffering from the problem of skin laxity in the neck region, which typically presents as loose or hanging neck skin, and can create the dreaded “turkey wattle” appearance. Skin laxity is an aesthetic issue that frequently impacts men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time, whether through traditional diet and exercise, or bariatric (weight loss) surgery, and it is a problem that cannot be corrected by any means other than surgery.
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NECK LIFT OPTIONS
The surgical methods employed during neck lift surgery will depend upon the patient’s primary surgical objectives, and may involve one or more of the following techniques:
- Liposuction: utilized to remove excess fatty tissue
- Platysmaplasty: performed to tighten the musculature of the neck and minimize the appearance of unflattering band lines
- Cervicoplasty: used to remove loose or hanging skin in the neck region
During your initial consultation, Dr. Jones or Dr. Lovell will conduct a thorough assessment of your facial structure, taking into consideration your specific aesthetic goals, before selecting the appropriate technique(s) to utilize during your neck lift procedure. Some neck lift patients may also benefit from ancillary facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a cheek lift, chin augmentation or mini-facelift.
NECK LIFT PROCEDURE
Although the exact time frame for neck lift surgery will vary, depending upon the specific details of each patient’s procedure (and whether or not other procedures are being performed at the same time), neck lift surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis, under IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Following neck lift surgery, patients will be left with minimal scarring, but can expect to experience some bruising or swelling around the jaw, ears, and neck, which typically subsides within a few days. Patients will be able to see a visible improvement in the appearance of the neck region immediately after surgery, and these initial results will continue to improve over the next few months.
CONTACT MUSE PLASTIC SURGERY
At Muse Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jones and Dr. Lovell focus not on changing the core aesthetic components of their patients, but rather on using cosmetic enhancement procedures to help them become the absolute best that they can be. Our plastic surgeons stay up to date with the latest developments and technological advances in the field of cosmetic facial surgery, and they utilize these cutting edge techniques to ensure naturally beautiful results and the safest possible neck lift procedures for their patients.
Dr. Jones and Dr. Lovell believe in the importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to explain all of your neck lift options and procedural details so that you feel completely comfortable about your surgery. If you would like additional information about having your neck lift procedure performed at Muse Plastic Surgery, please do not hesitate to contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Jones or Dr. Lovell.
*This information about Neck Contouring/Liposuction was reviewed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.