What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck, such as:
- Excess fat and lax skin in the lower face that creates jowls
- Excess fatty deposits under the chin
- Loose neck skin
- Muscle banding in the neck which creates abnormal contours
The loss of youthful contours in the face and neck can be due to a variety of factors, including genetics, environmental conditions, and stress.
Some people feel they are not ready for a full facelift because the upper face is still pleasing. However, many patients will note excess wrinkling of the neck skin, a “turkey wattle” or double chin, and jowl lines.
When the neck area doesn’t match the upper facial appearance, a neck lift performed by double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Weber may be a good solution.
Neck Lift Candidates
In general, good candidates for a neck lift are:
- Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that impair healing
- Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations
Considerations & goals with neck lift surgery:
- Reduces or eliminates a “turkey neck” by removing excess, sagging skin
- Smoothes out wrinkles and creases throughout the neck
- Improves the appearance of vertical neck bands
- Results are long-lasting and will age naturally with a patient
- Can be combined with a facelift for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation
Neck Lift Recovery
Recovery time after a neck lift will depend on the individual, as well as the extent of surgery. Typically, patients return to daily activities including a return to work within two weeks after surgery. Expect your neck to feel tight for a few weeks, and know that bruising and swelling are normal. These effects should subside gradually, with visible bruising typically gone after the first week, and that “tight” feeling remaining for up to several months. Your cosmetic surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions for recovery and aftercare.
I found Dr. Weber after looking through the reviews here at RealSelf and after meeting him and his staff I knew that I did not need to look any further. From the time I walked into his office I knew that I had made the right choice. Every member of his staff took a personal interest in me. Camille, who is Dr.
I found Dr. Weber after looking through the reviews here at RealSelf and after meeting him and his staff I knew that I did not need to look any further. From the time I walked into his office I knew that I had made the right choice. Every member of his staff took a personal interest in me. Camille, who is Dr. Weber's right hand, was my "go to gal" before, during and after my procedure. Dr. Weber and Camille were always available to me and that made me feel very comfortable. I love that fact that Dr. Weber does just faces and I must say that he is an artist in his profession. Dr. Weber took the time to find out what I was wanting to achieve. I was able to provide pictures and discuss what I liked and what I did not like, which is just as important. Dr. Weber's demeanor is very gentle and I knew throughout the process that I was in great hands! I come away from this not only with a great doctor but with some great new friends. I can not believe how easy this was, my only regret is that I should have done this years ago! I would highly recommend Dr. Weber and his staff!