Everyone ages differently. Some lose fat. Others gain fat in the face. Some notice a sagging of their neck. In terms of neck rejuvenation, the goal of neck lift surgery is to restore a more youthful and defined neckline to our patients. For more dramatic results, consider the possibility of a neck lift in conjunction with a face lift.
What you need to know about getting a neck lift
Incisions are made in the crease under the chin and can also be made behind the ears. This allows Dr. Schwarcz to remove excess, unwanted skin and alter the muscles to create a tighter neckline and eliminate jowls and fleshiness.
This surgery is performed in our Manhattan and Scarsdale offices on an outpatient basis under local and/or heavy sedation and usually takes one to three hours. Stitches, if any, are removed within seven to ten days. Most patients return to work after one to two weeks. An elastic “face bra” must be worn at night for 2 weeks.
The many options available
A fatty neck could be addressed with neck liposuction alone if the skin elasticity is good. If there are visible vertical bands, the neck muscles will need to be tightened. If the skin is loose or in excess, an excision of the loose skin must be performed behind the ear or even around the front of the ear, but incision sites are well hidden.Schedule an appointment today, so that we can help you move toward your best course of action.