As time passes, the signs of aging are inevitable. When most people focus on their facial features, some forget how much the neck’s appearance has. If you are noticing excess, sagging skin of the neck, a neck lift in Salt Lake City may be right for you.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, focuses on improving the jawline and neck’s appearance. Some individuals will opt for a neck lift if they feel that they are not ready for a traditional facelift. A neck lift can improve the appearance of excess, loose skin of the neck, muscle banding, or fatty deposits, which would be addressed by neck liposuction.
Who is a Candidate for a Neck Lift?
If you are a healthy individual and have a realistic expectation for your neck lift, you may be a candidate. There are many factors that may cause the diminishing appearance of a youthful neck contour, including aging, genetics, gravity, and even stress. Discussing your aesthetic goals during your consultation with Dr. Howland will determine your candidacy.
What to Expect
Depending on your desired results, your neck lift could include a traditional neck lift incision or limited neck lift incisions. The traditional method often starts at the hairline and runs down around the ear to the posterior hair. Limited incisions will be recommended if applicable for decreased scarring and quicker healing time.
Once the neck lift incisions are made, Dr. Howland carefully redistributes or sculpts the underlying tissue and fat of the neck for a youthful neck contour. Additionally, platysma muscles are generally tightened to smooth the full length of the neck. After the removal of excess skin and fat of the neck, sutures close the incisions for proper healing.
Neck Lift Results
Your newly contoured neck will be apparent immediately after surgery, however, you will most likely experience some bruising and swelling from surgery. It may take up to 2 months for your results to finally heal and be admired. You should also feel a sense of increased confidence, and optimal results. It’s important to maintain this new, youthful look with a proper skin care and sun protection regimen to help keep your appearance refreshed.
If you are interested in improving the appearance, wrinkles, or platysma bands of your neck. Contact our office today for your personalized neck lift consultation with Dr. Howland.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I prepare for a neck lift?
Make sure to follow all pre-surgery instructions provided by our office. This includes avoiding blood-thinning medications like aspirin or ibuprofen. Also, stop smoking and avoid food or water according to your anesthesia.
How do I tighten my jawline?
The neck lift is the most transformative way to contour your jawline, but there are a variety of non-surgical options available as well. Your plastic surgeon can help you determine the right option for your goals during your consultation.
How much does Neck Lift Cost?
The cost of your neck lift can depend on factors like your facility costs, anesthesia, surgeons fees, location, and more. Youll be given a full estimate of your neck lift costs during your consultation.
How long does it take to recover from a neck lift?
You should expect to take one to two weeks away from work to recover after a neck lift. However, it can take up to a few months for all swelling to subside.
Is Neck lift surgery dangerous?
A neck lift comes with risks like any other surgical procedure. Your board-certified plastic surgeon can help you understand them and make an informed decision during your consultation.
How much does a facelift and neck lift cost?
It can be a good idea to combine a facelift and neck lift for more complete rejuvenation and also to save on costs and downtime. Your plastic surgeon can give you an estimate of your costs during your consultation.
What is the best treatment for saggy neck?
The neck lift is the most effective way to get rid of sagging skin and fat under the chin. Your plastic surgeon can help you determine the right option for you during your consultation.
What is a neck lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to lift and tighten the jawline. Its best for patients who have sagging skin and fat like jowls or a double chin.
Whats involved in a neck lift?
A neck lift includes excising loose skin and removing fat from under the chin and around the jawline. It may also involve re-tightening the underlying muscles if needed.
What is a non surgical neck lift?
A non-surgical neck lift can include various minimally-invasive options like thread lifts, Botox, or CoolSculpting to tighten and re-contour the area. Its best for patients who have beginning signs of aging but dont need extensive surgery.
How long does it take to look normal after a neck lift?
It can take 2-3 weeks for bruising and swelling to subside to a level where you feel completely confident going out in public.You can typically return to using makeup at this point, too.
How uncomfortable is a neck lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure and thus comes with some discomfort. Dr. Howland will ensure you have prescription medications to manage pain, however,