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 removes 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 abiding 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.
Besides being a very talented surgeon, Dr. Weber is kind. The same is also true of everyone in the Lonetree Facial and Plastic Surgery office. I would highly recommend Dr. Weber to anyone.
I had a previous chin augmentation and cheek lift procedure by a Dr. in Lakewood. That surgery was a terrible experience. The chin implant was misplaced, and my cheeks initially had huge swollen ridges on top, and my midface looked very hollow. No amount of makeup can hide a botched surgery. I waited for years to have the results corrected, and to be honest, I was afraid to trust another surgeon. I was very lucky to have found Dr. Weber. Dr. Weber had treated me with Radiesse as a temporary fix to the cheek area. The Radiesse helped a lot to minimize my hollow cheeks. I was very impressed with Dr. Weber, and finally decided to go ahead and have him do a permanent fix. I had a cheek augmentation, had the chin implant replaced, and had an upper blepharoplasty. The recovery was quick. I was out and about after 7 days. I am more than thrilled with the results! The overall improvement in my appearance is dramatic. Yet the results are very natural looking. Several coworkers mentioned that I looked rested, and my best friend commented that my hair looked great (my hair hasn’t changed). My cheeks and chin look good now, and my eyes no longer look tired.
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.