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As we get older, our bodies change in all sorts of ways. One of the first areas of the body that will show the signs of aging is the neck. Sun damage, gravity, loss of collagen, and genetic disposition can all cause the neck to sag and droop. The condition, infamously known as “turkey neck,” not only impacts one’s confidence but, for some, it can be uncomfortable.
The good news is that skin laxity in the neck region can be addressed with an outpatient cosmetic procedure known as a neck lift. The procedure, which is similar to a facelift, focuses on the neckbands, jawline, and skin laxity. With a taut, youthful neck, you’ll feel better than ever before.
So, say goodbye to turtlenecks and scarfs and instead show off a neck that you’re proud to call your own! Keep reading to learn more about neck lift surgery in Los Angeles.
Neck Lift Benefits
The skin of the neck is extremely delicate, which makes it even more vulnerable to the effects of aging and heredity. Unlike other parts of the body, diet and exercise aren’t likely to have a huge impact on the appearance of the neck region. Aside from skin laxity, the neck area is also prone to deep creases, fatty deposits, and the softening of muscles. Some patients even experience neck cording, which is also known as platysmal bands. This is when skin stretches from the chin and jaw, all the way down to the bottom of the neck.
If you want to enjoy a more youthful-looking neck, the neck lift procedure can most definitely help. One of the biggest benefits is that you’ll have a more youthful neck area that looks entirely natural. No one will ever know that you went under the knife! With a more refined facial contour, the common signs of aging are all but wiped away.
Neck surgery is also beneficial in that it can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, remove excess skin, and even tighten the underlying muscles. After the procedure, you’ll be proud to show off your new contoured chin and jawline.
The bottom line is that when you look better, you feel better, and who doesn’t want to love the person they see in the mirror? Don’t let sagging skin and deep creases in your neck continue to be part of your daily life. If you’re interested in learning more about a neck lift in West Hills, CA and how it can benefit you, contact our office today!
Neck Lift Options
As with many other cosmetic surgery procedures, there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the neck lift procedure. In fact, there are many different incision options that can be used in order to achieve optimal results.
There are two main types of neck lift options. The first surgical procedure is known as a cervicoplasty, which involves the surgical removal of excess skin from the neck. This procedure is ideal for patients who have loose and saggy skin in the neck region that cannot be entirely addressed by liposuction alone. Liposuction removes excess fat, but it has little to no effect on loose skin.
A cervicoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed using general anesthesia. Two small incisions are made behind the ears and under the chin. The placement of these incisions is done in a way so that scars are completely unnoticeable. Cervicoplasty can also be performed by creating an incision on the front of the neck.
The second neck lift surgery option available to patients is a platysmaplasty, which reduces the banded appearance by removing, tightening, and realigning the muscles in the neck. This cosmetic surgery procedure addresses the platysma muscles, which, when tightened, can improve and sharpen the contour of the jawline. When the platysma muscles become weaker and more lax, patients may experience:
• Double chin
• Unsightly lines
• Vertical neck bands
• Fatty jowls
• Turkey neck
Platysmaplasty not only rejuvenates the neck area, but it also improves the appearance of the under-chin area.
Worried about going under the knife? If so, there are also options for a non-surgical neck lift that will improve the appearance of your neck without the use of anesthesia or incisions, which will leave scars. Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved procedure that is able to effectively lift the neck and chin. This non-invasive procedure helps the body to produce new collagen, which reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
Neck Lift Process
The neck lift process is highly dependent on the patient. Patients will meet with Dr. Peter Grossman in order to discuss neck lift options in order to determine which procedure will provide the best, most natural-looking results. During your consultation, Dr. Grossman will discuss what you hope to achieve through plastic surgery. He will also examine your face, neck, chin, and surrounding skin in order to determine which procedure will best meet your needs.
For example, some patients choose to undergo other cosmetic procedures along with a neck lift in order to achieve the best results possible. Some patients may benefit from a facelift, brow lift, liposuction, and even dermal fillers in order to erase the signs of aging that commonly appear on the face.
Once you have scheduled your neck lift procedure date, you’ll need to follow pre-surgical procedures as identified by Dr. Grossman. For example, patients must often stop taking all medications, including herbal supplements. Patients must also quit smoking and are advised to eat a healthy diet in order to improve healing and recovery time.
After surgery and during your recovery, our office will remain in close contact with you to ensure that you’re healing as expected. You will also schedule several post-operative visits to our office in order to check that incisions are healing, as well as to answer any questions you may have.
There are many cosmetic surgery providers throughout the West Hills and Los Angeles areas, but if you’re looking for a surgeon that you can trust, choose Dr. Peter Grossman.
He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. With his vast experience, it’s no surprise that he is one of the most widely sought surgeons in Southern California.
Dr. Grossman has more than two decades of experience, which means that you can count on beautiful, natural-looking results. Our office also strives to ensure each patient is comfortable and satisfied throughout the process.
How much does a neck lift cost?
The cost of a neck lift procedure is highly dependent on the extent of the surgery. For instance, patients who require liposuction will spend more than a patient who doesn’t. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $4,500 to $6,000 for a neck lift procedure.
What are the risks of a neck lift?
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are many risks that patients need to be aware of. Some of the most common risks include:
• Fluid accumulation
• Unfavorable scarring
• Facial asymmetry
There is also the risk of a rare nerve injury that can cause weakness of the lower lip. This can impact speech. However, this risk is extremely rare. By choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, you can have complete confidence that you’re in good hands.
How long does it take to recover from a neck lift?
After undergoing a neck lift, patients can expect to experience swelling and bruising for up to three weeks. Patients will also notice that their neck may feel tight and taut, but this feeling will diminish once swelling decreases.
Depending on your procedure, you may need to have sutures removed. In general, recovery from the surgery will take several weeks. It will take months in order for the final results to be noticeable.
When can I return to work?
After undergoing surgery, we can understand how excited you may be to head back to work in order to show off your youthful look! When each patient can return to work is a highly individualized decision.
If your work doesn’t involve heavy lifting and straining, you can return to work in just three or four days. If you have the option to work from home, you may be able to do just that the day after surgery!
It’s always best to listen to your body. Only you know when you feel healthy enough in order to head back into work.
Schedule a Consultation
Tired of living with a turkey neck or fatty jowls? Want to love the face staring back at you in the mirror? If so, now is the time to learn how you can turn back the hands of time. Getting older doesn’t mean that you have to look it! At the office of Dr. Peter Grossman, we strive to help each patient look and feel their absolute best.
If you have lax skin in the neck and chin area, you may be a candidate for the neck lift procedure. Call us at (818) 981-2050 for a free consultation.