NECK LIFT OR NECK LIPOSUCTION
One of the most defining characteristics of a youthful face – is the neckline.
Excess neck fat – loose sagging skin – jowls – these are all visible signs of facial aging…
A Necklift is also called Platysmaplasty and is used to improve the appearance of excess fat and sagging neck skin otherwise known as turkey waddle. Multiple chins are another age-related change caused by neck area excess skin, relaxed muscle that forms vertical bands and fat that often pooches out as it descends. Liposuction benefits people who are younger with good strong muscles and skin elasticity, but Dr. White understands that more mature people require a NeckLift to correct these problems. Fat under the chin is often hereditary and is totally unaffected by diet and exercise. Normal aging, gravity, heredity or weight loss and weight gain all contribute.
Dr. White is skilled in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries/procedures of every kind. He uses today’s most advanced – but reliable – techniques, and as a specially trained surgeon – his skill and experience achieve natural looking results – using the right treatment plan - for your specific needs.
How You Could Benefit From Necklift/Liposuction:
- Necklift is one of today’s most common age-defying procedures
- Necklift corrects sagging neck skin, relaxed muscles & excess fat
- Necklift performed in concert with Facelift offers outstanding results
- Necklift rejuvenates the neck by restoring definition & a more youthful contour
- Necklift can be done in concert with other age-erasing facial procedures
- Dr. White used today’s more advanced techniques with outstanding results
Celebrities aren’t the only ones who can age well & look gracefully appropriate!
Starting early with less invasive procedures … typically keeps you looking … always 10 years younger.
A Good Candidate:
You could be an ideal candidate for Dr. White’s advanced Necklift if you are unhappy with the appearance of the age-related changes in your neck area and you desire correction for these. You must have realistic goals and expectations. During your personal consultation, Dr. White will do a complete assessment of your concerns including the condition of your skin, your underlying anatomy, your individual desires and how much aging is evident in your Neck and also your face. Regardless of your age, Dr. White can achieve dramatic results through subtle changes. Depending upon your condition and goals – a combination of age-erasing procedures may be recommended. – such as Liposuction and Chin Augmentation for balance and/or dermal filler treatments to achieve the most satisfying results.
Dr. White believes the first consult is critical to both you and him. It is during this time that you both achieve a mutual understanding, trust and respect. The information you provide is essential to tailoring the right treatment plan and realistic goals. Dr. White will listen carefully and sensitively before developing your surgery/treatment plan.
NECKLIFT AND/OR LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE:
Dr. White works through tiny incisions under your chin to manipulate the platysma muscle and suture it into a new position. Excess fat and skin will be removed and a more youthful definition and contour will be restored. This Necklift procedure typically includes liposuction - which involves suctioning excess fat in the neck area - through a cannula (vacuum tube). This fat can be treated and transferred (fat transfer) to deep creases and wrinkles to rejuvenate and plump them out. Excess skin is trimmed and the remaining skin is lifted into place and sutured. Small incisions behind the ear allow for this. The procedure takes from 2-4 hours or longer if done in concert with another. Sutures close the incisions, and a compression bandage, which is worn for about 1 week, is wrapped around your head and neck.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER NECKLIFT AND/OR LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE?
Some bruising, swelling, mild discomfort and numbness are normal and to be expected. These issues resolve a little each day over a few days. Any discomfort will be easily managed with oral pain medication. You will need to keep your head elevated as much as possible for 2-3 weeks to help reduce swelling. Typically, Dr. White’s patients return to work within 10-14 days post-surgery. Strenuous activities such as working out, weight lifting, bending, stooping and straining must strictly be avoided for about 3 weeks. Dr. White usually removes sutures within 7-10 days after your surgery.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What Area Does Necklift Address?
A Necklift corrects the problems of excess fat, sagging skin and muscle laxity in the neck.
Are There Limitations With A Necklift?
Yes. A Necklift deals only with the neck. It does not address facial problems such as lines, wrinkles, grooves and sagging skin. These concerns are corrected by a Facelift and Eyelid lift along with Injectable dermal fillers.
What Anesthesia Is Used For Necklift Surgery?
Necklift surgery can be performed using either local anesthesia combined with sedation or with general anesthesia.
Where Are Incisions Made?
Incisions for a Necklift surgery are made under the chin and behind the ears. This will depend upon your particular case and the technique Dr. White decides is best for you.
How Long Does Necklift Surgery Take?
Necklift typically takes two to three hours, unless it is performed in concert with other anti-aging procedures.
Does Insurance Pay for Neck Lift surgery?
Necklift surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by medical insurance. Financing is available today for cosmetic procedures. You can ask about it in our business office.
Choosing A Facial Plastic Surgeon:
Choosing a surgeon is serious business and should require certain factors in order for you to trust and place your confidence in this surgeon; is he qualified to perform the procedure you need/want safely and effectively, does he have excellent training, a proven track record, and is he specialized in the areas of concern? Dr. White is in a special league of surgeons who have been trained in Ivy league schools and who have many extra years of training and experience through “fellowships” – which involve extra years of rigorous training/experience. He is specialized in procedures of the head and neck – and he teaches other surgeons – the life-changing techniques that he uses for his own patients.
Dr. Matthew White is a cosmetic & reconstructive facial plastic surgeon –you can trust him to use safe, effective, proven – minimally invasive techniques – to achieve the outcomes you want & deserve.