what is Neck Lift Surgery?
Are you wearing turtlenecks or scarves year-round to cover the loose flaps of skin on your neck? If so, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino performs neck lift surgery at his office in Doylestown, PA to reduce the appearance of an aging neck. This facial surgery reshapes and tightens the area beneath your chin and the entire neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck" or "double chin" appearance. By taking away the loose skin and fat and performing a tightening technique to create a smoother, natural neckline, this lower facial surgery at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery can provide striking improvements to your profile. Before you call to schedule your initial consultation, read more about surgical neck lifts and the wonderful results it can produce.
who can get neck lift surgery?
Men and women desiring neck lift treatment generally deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin in the neck region. Hanging neck skin is usually caused by several factors, including aging and significant weight loss. Whatever the reason may be, hanging neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which, in most cases, can only be cosmetically fixed with skin removal and tightening. If your weight is stable, but you feel challenged by loose skin and wrinkles along the neck, a neck lift cosmetic surgery treatment may be an ideal solution.
how is neck lift surgery done?
For neck lift surgery, general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed just in front or behind your ears, and another one may be placed underneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, liposuction will be done to eliminate them. Following that, any sagging or hanging skin will be carefully excised, and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be raised to create a slimmer, more taut appearance. This method of skin tightening is done until the desired shape and contour has been attained. Although sutures are placed at the incision area, scars should not be noticeable since they are beneath the chin. Kybella (an injection approved for fat reduction in the neck) may also be used to enhance the results. If you would like to enhance your results even further, other nonsurgical alternatives can be performed to improve the skin's texture and surface, such as a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing.
What to Expect
After neck lift surgery, there will likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but this will dissipate in a few days. It's important to rest, as well as to try and avoid strenuous movements and activities for a couple of weeks to guarantee that you have a safe and easy recovery. During this crucial healing time, you should avoid wearing any clothing that is fitted to the neck. You should notice visible results almost immediately. It's been noted by many of our patients that neck lift surgery can produce some of the most stunning and dramatic improvements to a person's profile, even shaving years off an individual's appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the best and most effective method to eliminate loose skin, especially if it hangs or droops. Although there are several nonsurgical skin tightening treatments that can give you some improvements, neck lift surgery can more dramatically smooth and redefine your neckline. A new and popular treatment called Kybella is FDA approved to target fat in the upper neck to reduce the appearance of a double chin; however, this injectable merely absorbs fat cells and does not address loose skin.
Will I have visible scars?
A neck lift requires one incision beneath the chin and two more close to the ears. These are placed so that any resulting scars are not very visible. Utilizing his years of surgical expertise, Dr. Tamburrino does what he can during your procedure to reduce the chances of visible scars by making careful, strategic incisions. You will also be given scar care instructions that will encourage your incisions to heal flat and thin.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
At your consultation, you can mention that you may be considering another procedure, like a facelift or chin augmentation, along with a neck lift. It's normal for two or more face surgeries to be combined to achieve your best results. If you are concerned about an undefined jawline or weak chin, tell Dr. Tamburrino so he can help you create a treatment plan that meets all of your goals.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your concerns and goals, you might want to get a neck lift with liposuction. This may help if you have both excess skin and pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Tamburrino can help you choose whether a lift, liposuction, or a combination of both should be part of your treatment plan.
GET A Great NeckLine
Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" look and attain the slim, tighter, and smoother neck you've been wanting. If you feel embarrassed about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, we invite you to contact Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery at our office in Doylestown, PA to schedule your appointment. Neck lift surgery by Dr. Tamburrino has changed the lives of so many men and women, and we look forward to sharing this amazing cosmetic procedure with you, too.