What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a surgical treatment designed to improve the contour of the neck and redefine the jaw line to achieve a younger look. A number of factors such as the effects of the aging and the sun lead to folds around the neck, loosening of skin, and excess fat. If you wish to have the youthful look that you once had, getting a neck lift tightens the underlying muscles, smooths loose skin, and also gets rid of the excess fat. As a result, your neck will look toned and youthful.
This procedure can be done alone or in combination with a face lift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery. A variety of techniques can be used for a neck lift, such as liposuction or liposuction together with a platysmaplasty or cervicoplasty. Dr Haque can help you select the most suitable option to meet your requirements. If you are not quite ready for surgery, you could try BodyTite/FaceTite to reduce fat and tighten neck skin. You could also consider Kybella.
Neck Liposuction / Submental Liposuction
Excess fat beneath the chin can create an unwanted contour of the neck. Neck liposuction or submental liposuction is done by a small incision beneath the jaw. Small liposuction cannulas suction the surplus fat, enhancing the contour of chin and neck line. Individuals with fat under the neck can greatly benefit from this treatment.
Some of the risks associated with this procedure include: swelling, bruising, dimpling, temporary changes in sensation and temporary motor nerve weakness.
The treatment takes just over an hour and patients are required to put on a chin strap for about a week after the surgery. The recovery takes about 7 days or so and you get back to your normal routine in about one week. Submental liposuction is carried out under local or general anesthesia.
Neck Lift with Platysmaplasty & Liposuction
Sometimes, the unwanted contour of the neck is the result of surplus fatty deposits and central neck muscle laxity. Through a submental incision, the excess fat is liposuctioned and the muscle is tightened to remove the central bands. Those who have a significant amount of excess skin can benefit from a full neck or face and neck lift.
The treatment generally takes about one to two hours. We recommend you to put on a chin strap for about days after the procedure, the recovery takes about seven to ten days. Patients in most cases can get back to work in about 7 days time. Neck lifts with platysmaplasty and liposuction are carried about under local or general anesthesia.
Neck Lift with Cervicoplasty & Liposuction
When neck muscle laxity and surplus fat is combined with a considerable amount of excess skin, a cervicoplasty with liposuction is carried out to tighten the muscles around the whole neck and to get rid of excess skin. Incisions beneath the chin and behind the ear are made to achieve a stunning, young contour to the neck.
The treatment takes about two hours to complete and you will have to put on a chin strap for a week. You may experience slight bruising and swelling but it will subside in about 1-2 weeks.
Is a Neck Lift Right for Me?
Individuals with excess fat and skin in their neck that have lost their normal neck contour can greatly benefit from this treatment. Dr. Haque will review this with you during your consultation and determine which options are best for you.
How to Prepare for a Neck Lift
Before you undergo a Neck Lift, you must quit smoking, and be in good health. Dr. Haque will give you pre- and post- operative instructions so that you are prepared and feel ready for the procedure.
Recovery from the Neck Lift
Dr. Haque will see you shortly after the procedure for follow up. Among other things, you will be asked to not flex your neck in the postoperative period in order to prevent any blood flow blockage.
Schedule a consultation for a neck lift in Charlotte, NC
To learn more about a neck lift, Contact Us to schedule an initial consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon at Queen City Plastic Surgery. 704-372-5685.