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…
What is a Neck Lift?
Gravity, the natural aging process, significant weight loss/weight gain, and heredity all contribute to the accumulation of fat and excess skin beneath the chin as the muscles and tissues in that area relax and lose their elasticity. This can ultimately cause vertical bands, excess fat, and loose skin to appear below the chin and along the neck. Oftentimes, this extra skin and fat is completely resistant to both diet and exercise and requires a more aggressive approach to resolve the concern.
A neck lift can tighten sagging skin around the neck and reduce the appearance of “double chin.” For many New York City patients, it is of utmost importance that a top provider delivers their neck lift surgery. That is why Dr. White is the first and only choice for many prospective patients.
For younger patients with stronger muscles and good skin laxity, neck liposuction can typically offer a more effective treatment method for correcting these issues. In some cases, the best results for patients of any age can be achieved utilizing a combination of neck lift and liposuction.
Neck lift surgery combined with liposuction allows Dr. Matthew White to tighten the skin, remove excess fat, and to perform a fat transfer (if necessary) that can relocate some of the excess fat cells to areas of the neck exhibiting deep wrinkles and creases. By “filling in” these areas, patients can often attain a more complete rejuvenation of the neck.
To learn more about Dr. White’s Neck Lift and Liposuction technique or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.
Necklift Before & After
What are the Benefits of a Neck Lift With Liposuction?
The neck lift and liposuction procedure, which removes excess skin around the neck and tightens the remaining skin while using your body’s own natural fat to fill deep creases, can restore the area of the neck for a more youthful and contoured look. Some patients may need only liposuction or neck lift surgery, while others may benefit from a combination of the two plus fat transfer to rejuvenate creases and bands along the neck.
During your initial consultation, our experienced facial plastic surgeon will evaluate your needs and help you determine the best treatment option for your goals. The advantages of a neck lift in New York include:
- Correcting sagging skin and overly relaxed muscles
- Removing excess fat
- Replacing volume to deep creases and wrinkles
- Smoothing and tightening the skin of the neck
- Can be performed in conjunction with facelift for comprehensive rejuvenation
Who is a Candidate For a Neck Lift?
Ideal candidates for neck lift surgery are patients who wish to aesthetically improve the changes in the neck that often result from natural aging, weight change, and heredity while maintaining realistic goals for the operation. The procedure can benefit patients of virtually any age and can easily be combined with chin augmentation, facelift, or non-surgical facial cosmetic treatments for a more complete cosmetic makeover.
For example, they are usually over 40 years old and want to address the following telltale signs of aging:
- Excess fat underneath the chin
- A “turkey wattle” appearance
- Sagging neck skin
- Signs of sun or wind damage in the neck area
- Heavy jowls
To be considered an ideal candidate for a neck lift in NYC with Dr. White, you will also need to possess a decent amount of skin elasticity. Your skin will need to be stretched quite a bit for the procedure, and the appropriate amount of elasticity is necessary for this to be successful. In addition, you should be in good general health and have realistic expectations for what a neck lift can accomplish.
The Neck Lift Procedure
During the initial consultation, Dr. White examines the condition of the skin, the patient’s unique underlying anatomy, as well as the individual’s personal desires and goals.
The procedure typically requires only tiny incisions that allow Dr. White to adjust the platysma muscle to a new position while removing excess fat, tightening skin, and contouring the area around the neck to create a more youthful appearance. The liposuction portion of the procedure is performed using a cannula (vacuum tube) that also permits the possibility of a fat transfer.
Local anesthesia combined with sedation or general anesthesia is utilized during these procedures. The treatment can last from 2-4 hours, depending on the patient’s goals and the number of cosmetic concerns being addressed. This is a procedure that Dr. White has been performing successfully for many years.
The Recovery Process After a Neck Lift
After surgery, a compression bandage is typically worn for one week around the head and neck and sutures from the surgery are removed shortly afterward. In order to help reduce swelling, neck lift and liposuction patients will need to keep their heads elevated for 2-3 weeks. On average, Dr. White’s neck lift patients return to work 10-14 days after their procedure, but are restricted from activities that might risk injury for several weeks, including strenuous exercise and weight lifting.
In terms of results, you can expect the appearance of your neck to improve gradually over time, even after the initial recovery period is complete. Although all patients will have a unique experience, most are able to see the final results of their neck lift within about six months.
Why Choose Dr. White For a Neck Lift?
Dr. White is the first and only choice for many patients for neck lift surgery in NYC. To deliver the best facial plastic surgery possible, double-board-certified Dr. White exclusively performs procedures targeting the delicate face and neck area. As such, he has mastered his approach and consistently provides his clients with the precise cosmetic outcomes they desire. Because Dr. White has been successfully performing neck lifts for many years, patients worldwide seek out his expertise to get amazing results.
Dr. White is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). He is a member of the following Professional Societies:
Contact Dr. W. Matthew White
To schedule a consultation with Dr. White and learn more about neck lift surgery. We can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, please contact our practice today.
How long do results last?
If you’re in good health and maintain a healthy lifestyle, your neck lift results will last between 10-15 years.
Can a neck lift be combined with other procedures?
Are there any risks or side effects?
A neck lift carries the risks or side effects that any surgery does, which include bleeding, infection, and scarring.
How long is the procedure?
A neck lift typically lasts for 2-3 hours.
How do I prepare for surgery?
About a month before your neck lift surgery, quit smoking or taking any blood thinning medication or supplements.