Although the face gets a lot of attention in cosmetic treatments, the neck and jawline are equally important to a youthful, aesthetically pleasing appearance. Unfortunately, they are also among the first areas to show the signs of aging. Dr. Hilton Becker performs neck lift surgery in Boca Raton with precision and skill to restore a smoother, more graceful appearance to the neck and jawline.
What Is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure to help create a slim, smooth, youthful-looking neck. It is a safe, reliable procedure, considered one of the most transformative procedures in cosmetic medicine.
With recent advances in surgical techniques, neck lift surgery today can produce stunning, natural-looking results with minimal incisions and scarring. In this procedure, by removing excess skin and fat from the neck area and restructuring underlying muscle as needed, Dr. Becker can dramatically rejuvenate the appearance of the neck and jaw area.
What Cosmetic Problems Can a Neck Lift Correct?
Neck lift surgery tightens the skin and underlying muscles and improves the contours of the jawline to enhance the appearance of the neck. It can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with liposuction, a facelift, or other cosmetic surgeries. This procedure is performed to:
- Correct loose, excess skin on the neck (turkey wattle)
- Correct wrinkles and folds on the neck
- Restore more youthful contours to the jawline
- Minimize fatty jowls
- Remove excess fat to create a slimmer neck
- Correct vertical bands on the neck
How Is a Neck Lift Performed?
A neck lift may be performed under general anesthesia or under intravenous sedation. The scope of the procedure will vary depending on the patient’s individual needs. With modern surgical techniques, neck lift surgery can be performed using very small, discreetly placed incisions, usually under the chin and behind the ears.
Through these incisions, the surgeon removes excess fat, using either liposuction or surgical excision. If necessary, lax muscles and vertical banding are corrected. Once the work on the underlying structures is complete, excess skin is removed and the incisions are closed with sutures.
What Is Recovery Like After a Neck Lift?
Recovery time after a neck lift procedure will depend on the individual patient and the extent of the surgery. Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities within 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure. Bruising and swelling are normal after a neck lift and should subside in approximately one week.
Plan to spend the first few days after surgery resting in bed with prescription medications to control post-surgical pain and discomfort. Make sure that you a supply of loose-fitting, comfortable shirts that button up the front on hand. Putting clothing on over your head could interfere with healing.
Individually-Tailored Neck Lift Procedure
Dr. Hilton Becker is a premier plastic surgeon, practicing in Boca Raton, Florida. He performs individually-tailored neck lift procedures for both women and men to create a smoother, more youthful, refined look of the neck, chin, and jawline. For a patient who is a good candidate, neck lift surgery can help you have a slimmer, more youthful appearance – and significantly boost your self-confidence in your appearance.