What Can I Expect from My Neck Lift?

What Can I Expect from My Neck Lift?

Do you have loose skin and excess fat on your neck that you would like to get rid of? A neck lift is the solution for an aging neck, as it lifts and tightens sagging skin on the neck and jawline. If you are considering a neck lift, it’s always important to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon so that you know what to expect from your neck lift.

Why you may need a neck lift

Aging, weight loss, and sun damage, are some of the factors that can cause the skin on the neck to become loose and wrinkly. The neck skin is very thin, and this makes it difficult to camouflage lines and creases. A neck lift is the only way to address signs of an aging neck, and restore the smooth, contoured neck you desire.

What Can I Expect from My Neck Lift?

A neck lift will enhance the appearance of the neck and jawline, as it addresses skin and muscle laxity, and removes fat deposits from the area below the chin. A neck lift is an outpatient procedure that is done under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.

What will your incisions be like?

There are several techniques that can be used to perform a neck lift, and this will determine the placement of the incisions. The technique chosen will depend on the structures that need to be addressed, and your aesthetic goals. During your consultation the plastic surgeon will discuss the different options with you, and evaluate your neck to determine the most appropriate approach.

If loose, saggy skin needs to be removed, incisions are placed behind the ear. This will allow the surgeon to trim away the excess skin, and tighten the remaining skin.

However, if the platysmal muscle needs to be repaired, a separate incision is required under the chin. The platysmal or neck muscle may weaken or separate as a result of aging. Sagging skin in the chin and neck area is often referred to as a turkey neck. Neck lift surgery may therefore involve tightening the skin and platysmal muscle to eliminate this problem.

If excess superficial fat below the chin is the only problem that needs to be corrected, liposuction is recommended. Tiny incisions are made beneath the chin and behind the lower portion of the ears. A small liposuction cannula (thin tube) is inserted, which is used to remove the excess fat and contour the neck.

The incisions made for a neck lift are very discreet, so scars are usually not visible. Depending on the extent of aging on the neck, the skin and muscle usually have to be manipulated to achieve a more youthful appearance.

A neck lift typically takes 2-3 hours to perform.

What to expect during recovery

After a neck lift, patients can expect to experience some swelling and bruising, and the neck may feel tight and numb. Stitches are removed within 5-10 days, but recovery can take several weeks. Most patients are able to return to work within 2 weeks, as the majority of the swelling should resolve by that time.

The results of a neck lift can last 10-15 years.

Who is a good candidate?

The best candidates for a neck lift are people that have loose, sagging skin along the neckline. They should also have good skin tone and be in overall good health.

The neck is one of the first parts of the face to show signs of aging, and a neck lift can fix aging issues that are just beginning to show. It is a simple procedure that can give you a refreshed, youthful appearance.

A neck lift can be done on its own, or in conjunction with a facelift. The facelift will address signs of aging in the lower part of the face including wrinkles and folds around the mouth, and a sagging jawline. Combining both procedures is often necessary to achieve optimal facial rejuvenation.

Would you like more information about what to expect during a neck lift.

If you are in the San Francisco or Walnut Creek areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Andrew Barnett, MD for more information.

Call (415) 879-8735 today to set up a consultation with Dr. Barnett.

What is the Recovery for a Neck Lift?

What is the Recovery for a Neck Lift?

Do you have wrinkles, bands, or loose skin on your neck that you would like corrected? You may be a good candidate for a neck lift. A neck lift is the best way to resolve signs of aging on the neck, and restore natural facial contours. A neck lift is a relatively straightforward operation, but people considering the procedure generally want to know what the recovery is like.

Neck Lift
A neck lift is done to rejuvenate the jaw and neckline. It also restores balance to the facial features and helps patients regain a more youthful look. During a neck lift the surgeon will remove the excess skin and tighten the neck muscles, so as to define and contour the area. Liposuction may also be included as part of the procedure, to remove excess fat below the chin and further sculpt the neck and jawline.

A neck lift takes about 1½-2 hours to perform, and is done under general anesthesia.

Neck lift Recovery
Recovery after a neck lift is relatively short, and typically lasts 2-3 weeks, but patients are generally able to return to work and social activities within 10-14 days. However, recovery times vary depending on the extent of surgery.

There is generally some post-operative swelling and bruising that lasts for a few days, so patients are advised to keep the neck region elevated to help minimize swelling.

If you have a saggy neck that is aging your appearance, a neck lift can dramatically improve the look of your neck.

Are you interested in a neck lift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area to find out more about the procedure.

If you are in the Columbus Ohio Metro area, Dorner Plastic Surgery, Dublin, OH is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.dornerplasticsurgery.com, or by calling 614-336-9000.

What is the Best Treatment for Eliminating Neck fat

Do you hate your double chin and wonder what can be done about it? You’re not alone. The neck is one of those areas where fat tends to accumulate as you grow older, but it’s almost impossible to reduce it, because diet and exercise don’t help. However, there are several techniques that can trim away that under-chin fat for you. But what is the best treatment for eliminating neck fat.

Although there are now a variety of non-surgical options for treating neck fat, many surgeons still maintain that neck lipo is the best treatment.

Neck Lipo for neck fat
Neck liposuction is a surgical procedure that firms and trims the neck area, to give the face a more youthful look. It also refines the appearance of the jawline and neck.

Neck liposuction involves the use of a cannula or small tube to break up the fat below the chin. The cannula is inserted via a tiny incision and is moved back and forth through the excess fat deposits. Gentle suction is also applied to remove the unwanted fat.

Neck liposuction is an out-patient procedure that takes about 1 hour to perform, and is typically done under local anesthesia with sedation.

What to expect
There is generally some swelling and bruising after neck liposuction, but this usually resolves within 5-10 days. Most patients can return to work after one week. Results can be seen after about 4 weeks.

Are youhaving trouble getting rid of your double chin? Neck liposuction may be the right treatment for you. Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the New York, NY area, Specialty Aesthetic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at specialtyas.wpengine.com, or by calling 212-737-8700.

How long lasting are results from Precision TX on the neck and jowls?

neck and jowls-facelift

If you want to do something about sagging skin on the neck and jowls, but don’t want to undergo a facelift, the Precision TX laser treatment may be a good option for you. The procedure is designed to rejuvenate the lower face and neck, andimprove the definition of facial features. But how long lasting are the results from Precision TX on the neck and jowls.

Precision TX for the neck and jowls
Precision TX is a minimally invasive procedure that is ideal for contouring small areas such as the neck and jowls. ThePrecision TX delivers thermal energy to the treatment area to correct skin laxity, and reduce excess fat.  The laser also stimulates collagen production, which leads to firmer skin in the long-term. Treatment time is about 60 minutes on average, and downtime is minimal.

How long do the results last?
The results with the Precision TX are not immediate, but occur gradually as new collagen forms. This will result in a defined neck and jawline that should last a long time, as collagen levels are restored. Improvements will be seen up to six months after the procedure, and as long as 12 months in some cases.

If you have mild to moderate sagging of the skin in the jowls, and crepey neck skin, Precision TX skin treatment can tighten the skin, and restore contours.

Contact the Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, CT, to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Robert Langdon. Dr. Langdon will discuss your aesthetic concerns, and determine if you are a good candidate for the Precision TX treatment. Call 844-551-9880today, to book an appointment.

Innovative ways to treat loose skin around neck without surgery

Innovative ways to treat loose skin around neck without surgery

The neck often begins to show signs of age long before the face does, but there are now new ways to treat loose skin around the neck without surgery. In recent years, several non-invasive cosmetic procedures that can improve skin quality and rejuvenate the skin have emerged, and Exilis is one of the best.  Exilis is a fast, powerful device that has been used to successfully tighten neck skin.

Exilis for skin tightening

Exilis is a safe and reliable skin tightening technique that uses radio frequency (RF) energy. It can also be used to eliminate pockets of fat that accumulate in areas like the chin and neck. Exilis is a hand-held device, and this makes it very easy to manoeuver, and get to areas that are difficult to reach.

How Exilis tightens the skin

Exilis heats the underlying tissue in the skin’s dermal layer. The heat provides the stimulus needed for collagen production, and this in turn leads to the tightening of the skin as new collagen forms. This significantly reduces sagging, and also minimizes jowls.

Benefits of Exilis

Exilis is a comfortable treatment that is virtually pain free, and needs no downtime. It is therefore the ideal solution for people who want to look their best, but don’t have a lot of time to be off work. Exilis tightens the skin and reduces fat at the same time, making it an excellent option for those wishing to rejuvenate the neck.

If you’d like to achieve tighter, firmer neck skin without surgery, Exilis is a great option for you. Contact Cobb Wellness & Aesthetics in Roswell GA, to find out more. You can call Dr. Linda Kelley at (770) 649-0094, or fill out an online form by going to http://www.cwaesthetics.com/contact-us/.

What Is Neck Lipo And Can It Make You Look Younger?

after neck lipo

If your skin on your face is taut, but you have a droopy neck with extra neck fat, then neck lipo can restore the contours. You may have heard about neck lift, but may not be so sure what the procedure is all about. So what exactly is neck lipo?  It is a procedure that is done to remove fat from the neck, to give shape and form to the neck.  Neck lipo is less risky, leaves fewer scars, and the results look very natural.

Who is a good candidate for neck lipo?
Men and women with extra fat on the neck and good skin elasticity are ideal candidates for neck lipo. It is generally suited for younger people with neck skin that is slack but does not hang loosely. Patients considering lipo should also be at a stable body weight for at least 6 months. With neck lipo there is no significant skin tightening, and it is therefore not recommended for people with hanging skin.

Neck Lipo Procedure
Neck lipo is a relatively short procedure that takes less than one hour, and can be performed at an outpatient facility. Patients are anesthetized after which small incisions are made in areas that are to be treated, and fluid is then inserted into those regions. Thereafter a cannula (small rod) is inserted through the incisions, and it moves through the fat and gently suctions it out.

After surgery
Patients can go home immediately and resume work within 5-10 days. Neck lipo can make you look trimmer and fitter, and create a much younger appearance.

Dr. Frederic Corbin is an experienced plastic surgeon serving the Beverly Hills and Brea communities who performs neck lipo and a range of other procedures. Now that you know what it is about neck lipo that makes it so effective, you can contact him for a consultation.

Why choose a non-surgical neck lift

non-surgical Neck Lift

If your face looks tight and taut, but you have loose, sagging skin on your neck, then you can still end up looking older than you are. A neck lift is the ideal solution for lax neck skin, but if you would rather not undergo surgery, then you can choose to have a non-surgical neck lift.

At the Sona Med Spa in Little Rock  (click here) and Memphis, the staff is committed to using advanced technology to provide patients with excellent results. In this regard, they utilize the cutting-edge Accent XL to perform a non-surgical neck lift, as well as other skin tightening procedures on various parts of the face and body.

Accent XL
The Accent XL is FDA cleared for skin tightening and skin toning. The device utilizesboth bipolar and unipolar radiofrequency technology. It is very effective in tightening saggy skin, including the loose skin on the neck. The dual RF modes of the Accent XL offer maximum skin tightening, as they work simultaneously to penetrate both the superficial and deep layersof the skin.

The Accent XL also stimulates the skin cells, and promotes collagen production. Collagen is an important protein in the skin that holds it together, and makes it tighter. There will be a noticeable improvement in the texture of the skin after treatment, and as more collagen forms, the tightness of the skin will improve in the following weeks.

Treatment with the Accent XL takes about 30 to 50 minutes. There is minimal pain, and the cooling tip reduces any discomfort. Typically it takes about 4-6 treatments to achieve the desired outcomes.  The treatment requires no anesthesia, and the recovery time is short.

A non-surgical neck lift is a safe, less invasive way to shrink your neck without having to go under the knife.