Visible signs of aging in the neck can be a problem for many patients. Excess fat, loose skin, and muscle bands in the neck area can take attention away from other facial features such as beautiful eyes.
Are there risks associated with a neck lift?
There are risks associated with all surgical procedures. The risks specific to a neck lift will be explained to patients at their initial consultation. Once informed, the overwhelming majority of patients find that the potential benefits of a neck lift greatly outweigh the minimal risks associated with the procedure.
Can I combine my neck lift with other facial plastic surgery procedures?
A neck lift may be combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures, such as:
- Eyelid surgery
- Chin and/or cheek implants
Patients who undergo combined procedures usually do so to completely rejuvenate their face. Dr. Weber works with patients to create combined procedure treatment plans that meet aesthetic goals. Interested patients are advised to ask Dr. Weber about a combined procedure during their initial consultation.
How do I know if a neck lift is the right treatment option for my condition?
Patients who are not happy with visible signs of aging on their neck are encouraged to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Weber. These signs include excess fat, loose skin, and muscle bands. During initial consultations, Dr. Weber thoroughly evaluates patients and listens to their concerns and desires. He recommends neck lift procedures when he feels they are the ideal treatment option to give patients the results they want. In some cases, Dr. Weber will offer patients alternative treatment options.
Are there non-surgical alternatives to a neck lift?
Nonsurgical treatments may be the right option for some patients. Common nonsurgical treatment options to tighten the neckline area include Kybella, SculpSure and Ultherapy. If patients can benefit from these treatment options, Dr. Weber will provide them with all the information they need at their initial consultation.
Will I have a noticeable scar after my procedure?
All surgical incisions leave scars. The incisions used to perform a neck lift are carefully placed in natural skin folds and hidden beneath the chin and/or behind the ear. After incisions fully heal, scars should not be noticeable.
Is it important that I have my neck lift performed by a Facial Plastic Surgeon?
Facial Plastic Surgeons are the most qualified plastic surgeons to perform neck lifts. Patients who have their neck lift performed by a board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon can expect very good results.
Is Dr. Weber board-certified?
Dr. Weber is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. His training, skill, and experience allow him to provide patients with neck lift results that meet their aesthetic goals.
Are there ways to maximize my neck lift results?
Results can be maximized by wearing sunscreen, regularly exercising, eating healthy foods, not smoking, and following all of Dr. Weber’s recovery instructions.
Can I see before-and-after photos of patients who have undergone a neck lift with Dr. Weber?
Before-and-after photos are a great resource for patients to use when making their treatment decision. At initial consultations, Dr. Weber shows patients before-and-after photos to give them an idea of exactly what type of results they can expect. Dr. Weber’s large collection of before-and-after photos allows him to carefully select photos that closely resemble the patient being treated.
How can I be fully prepared for my initial consultation?
Patients are asked to bring a list of the medications and herbal supplements they are currently taking to their initial consultation. They are also encouraged to think about their aesthetic goals and expectations. Patients who get the best results are those that go into their initial consultation with a positive outlook and realistic expectations.