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Neck Lift in NYC

With the passage of time, factors such as gravity, your genetic background, weight changes and natural aging can lead to the development of unwelcome changes in the neck region, including saggy skin, unwanted fat accumulation, and the loss of muscle tone. These changes can result in the formation of vertical bands, a double chin, and loose skin, which are typically resistant to diet and exercise efforts. Unlock the secrets to a rejuvenated neckline with Dr. Matthew White, a distinguished double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in NYC. Experience unparalleled neck lift solutions crafted to perfection, revealing a sculpted, naturally youthful appearance. Say goodbye to sagging skin and hello to confidence with a neck lift in New York City.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, also referred to as a lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that will contour and rejuvenate the neck area, removing sagging skin and the double chin effect. The procedure reduces the appearance of the neck area by addressing concerns such as excess fat deposits, muscle banding, and wrinkles. This procedure is commonly sought by individuals bothered by signs of aging in their neck region, which may include the development of a "turkey neck.”

The primary goal of a neck lift is to tackle the visible effects of aging on the neck area, resulting in a more streamlined and toned neck profile, enhancing overall facial harmony and rejuvenation. Additionally, it can improve jawline definition and reduce the prominence of jowls, contributing to a more youthful and refreshed look.

What is the neck lift procedure?

Dr. Matthew White performs neck lift procedures by making strategic incisions behind the ears and under the chin to minimize visible scarring. Excess skin is removed through these incisions, underlying muscles are tightened, and fat deposits may be sculpted or removed to create a smoother and more defined neck contour. The skin is then re-draped and sutured into place for a firmer and more youthful appearance.

Dr. White may also incorporate liposuction to remove excess fat, tighten the skin, or perform facial fat transfer as part of the procedure. This integrated approach aims to provide a comprehensive neck rejuvenation, offering a smoother and more youthful appearance.

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What are the benefits of a neck lift?

The benefits of opting for a neck lift in our New York City clinic include the following:

  • Removes excess skin and tightens the remaining skin for a firmer appearance
  • Reduces muscle banding or "turkey neck" for a smoother neck contour
  • Improves jawline definition by reducing jowls
  • Eliminates double chin by removing or reducing excess fat deposits under the chin
  • Restores a more youthful and refreshed look to the neck area
  • Improves overall facial harmony and balance by enhancing the neck contour
  • Enhances self-esteem and confidence by addressing visible signs of aging in the neck
  • Provides long-lasting results that remain for several years

Who is a candidate for a custom neck lift?

Neck lift surgery is well-suited for individuals seeking aesthetic enhancement in response to the visible signs of aging, genetic factors, or fluctuations in weight, while maintaining realistic expectations regarding the outcome. Typically, candidates for a neck lift in NYC with Dr. Matthew White are those aged 40 and above, looking to address issues such as:

  • Under-chin fat
  • A saggy, “turkey neck” appearance
  • Loose neck skin
  • Visible signs of damage from sun or wind exposure in the neck area
  • Jowls
  • Vertical neck bands

To determine how to best address your neck condition, Dr. White will evaluate your skin elasticity and issues such as sagging skin, and fatty deposits, creating a custom treatment plan.

What is the neck lift recovery like?

Post-surgery, patients embark on a recovery journey, closely guided by our team to ensure a smooth and swift healing process. Adhering to postoperative care instructions is vital to achieving the best possible results and a swift recovery.

Immediately following the procedure, patients can expect to experience some degree of swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area, which is completely normal and part of the body’s natural healing process. You will need to keep your head elevated and avoid any strenuous activities during the initial recovery period to reduce swelling and support proper healing. Pain medication and cold compresses may be recommended to alleviate discomfort and minimize swelling.

The majority of patients report a noticeable reduction in swelling and bruising within the first two weeks, and many are able to return to work and engage in light activities during this time, depending on the nature of their job and daily responsibilities. As the healing process continues over the subsequent weeks, patients will start to see the final results of their neck lift, with a more defined, smoother neck contour and reduced signs of aging or sagging.

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Neck Lift in NYC

Why choose Dr. Matthew White for a neck lift in NYC?

Choosing our clinic for your neck lift means entrusting your care to a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Matthew White, renowned for his expertise and commitment to achieving exceptional aesthetic results. Our clinic’s environment, paired with our tailored approach to each patient’s unique needs, ensures a comfortable and reassuring experience from consultation to recovery.

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To schedule a consultation with Dr. White and learn more about neck lift surgery in New York City. We can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, please contact our practice today.


Neck Lift

We understand that opting for a neck lift is a significant decision, and you may have numerous queries about the procedure. Our team is here to provide comprehensive answers, ensuring you are well-informed and confident in your choice to embark on this transformative journey with us.

Does a neck lift help with jowls?

Yes, a neck lift can help address jowls, which are pockets of sagging skin or fat that develop along the jawline. During a neck lift procedure, excess skin and fat in the lower face and neck area are removed or repositioned, improving the appearance of jowls and creating a more defined jawline.

How long will the results of a neck lift last?

If you’re in good health and maintain a healthy lifestyle, your neck lift results will last between ten to fifteen years.

Can a neck lift be combined with other procedures?

A neck lift is often combined with other procedures such as a facelift, liposuction, eyelid surgery or a brow lift to achieve a more rejuvenated effect.

Are there any risks or side effects with neck lift surgery?

A neck lift carries the risks or side effects that any surgery does, which include bleeding, infection, and scarring.

Does a neck lift fix a double chin?

Yes, a neck lift can effectively address a double chin by removing excess fat deposits under the chin and tightening the skin in the neck area. This can result in a smoother and more contoured neck profile, reducing the appearance of a double chin and enhancing overall facial aesthetics.

How long is the neck lift procedure?

A neck lift typically takes two to three hours to complete.

How do I prepare for neck lift surgery?

About a month before your neck lift surgery, quit smoking or taking any blood thinning medication or supplements. Speak with your medical provider before stopping prescribed medications.


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