The effects of aging, stress and daily life can become apparent around the neck area. Folds of fat deposits can develop in the jowls, and the skin can become droopy or saggy. A neck lift can help tighten this skin and can give you renewed self-confidence.
The goal of a neck lift procedure is to tighten excess skin, ultimately diminishing wrinkles and sagging. There are two parts to a neck lift: cervicoplasty, used to remove excess skin; and plastysmaplasty, used to remove or alter the neck muscles. Dr. Haiavy can also perform liposuction and in some case, botox may be the answer if you have fullness or “bands” around your neck.
Neck lift surgery is an outpatient procedure requiring small incisions beginning in front of the earlobe and then traced around and behind the ear to extend to your hairline. To help with the removal of fatty tissue, another incision may be made under the chin. Once the excess tissue is removed, the underlying muscle is tightened, the skin pulled back, and the incisions are sutured closed.
Who Can Benefit from Neck Lift Surgery
Anyone with excess neck tissue, a strong bone structure, and skin that still has some elasticity can benefit from having a neck lift. Typically, patients are between 40-80 years old, but people who have undergone massive weight loss can gain the same benefit as well.
A neck lift treats:
- Excess fat
- neck bands
- Loose neck skin
- Sagging jowls
Dr. Haiavy will customize your procedure to meet your specific needs, and will walk you through the steps necessary to reach your aesthetic goals.
After Your Neck Lift
Recovery times always depend on the patient and situation, but you should be up and about in a few days. After your surgery, you may experience discomfort which can be lessened with prescription medication. You can expect to have surgical bandages around your neck area and Dr. Haiavy may instruct you to keep your head elevated and relaxed for the next several days. You may also experience some minor bruising and swelling, but a compression strap will help ease these side effects. You will want to take it easy for at least the first week, and you will want to be extra gentle with your face and hair as you will experience tenderness and some numbness.
Please contact Dr. Haiavy at Inland Cosmetic Surgery in Rancho Cucamonga (Southern California) to set up a consultation if you are considering a neck lift. We can address all the details of your procedure including cost and expected recovery time. All surgical procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art surgery center located in Rancho Cucamonga, in the heart of the Inland Empire and convenient to Upland, Ontario, Fontana, Montclair, Claremont, and Riverside, California. We can also meet with patients at our satellite offices located in Victorville and Beverly Hills, CA.