About Neck Lift Surgery
Are you sick of wearing scarves or turtlenecks year-round to conceal the loose flaps of skin on and around your neck? Orlando area surgeon Dr. Raj Sawh-Martinez performs neck lift surgery at his practice, Craniofacial & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Lake Mary, FL to improve the look of an aging neckline. This facial surgery tightens the area under your chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck" or "double chin." By taking away the loose skin and fat while incorporating a tightening technique to produce a smoother, natural neckline, this lower facial surgery at Craniofacial & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can provide significant improvements to your profile. Before you contact us to schedule an appointment, read more about surgical neck lifts and the beautiful results it can create.
Men and women desiring neck lift treatment generally battle visibly loose skin along the neckline. Hanging neck skin can be caused by numerous factors, including gravity, weight fluctuations, and aging. Whatever the reason may be, hanging neck skin causes an unbecoming look, which generally can only be addressed with skin excision and a tightening technique. If your weight is stable, but you feel frustrated by lines, wrinkles, and hanging skin along the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a great answer.
During a neck lift procedure, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed around your ears, while another one may also be made underneath your chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, fat removal with liposuction would be completed first. Next, any sagging or hanging skin will be trimmed away and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight. This tightening method is conducted until the desired contour, shape, and smoothness has been achieved. Even though sutures are used to close the incision, scars should not be visible since they are located beneath your chin. Certain nonsurgical alternatives, such as injectables, can complement your surgical results and help your skin to appear soft and smooth.
What to Expect
After neck lift surgery, there will most likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these will go away within a week or two. It's important to rest and eliminate high-impact activity for several weeks to assist in the healing period. While recovering, fitted tops with high necklines should be avoided. You should notice visible outcomes almost immediately. In addition, it has been stated that neck lift surgery can make one of the most significant improvements to an individual's profile, for some, removing an entire decade from their appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a neck lift cost?
Costs for your neck surgery will be reviewed during your consultation with Dr. Sawh-Martinez. As soon as he has developed your surgical plan, he will be able to estimate prices for the anesthesia, facility, and other fees. To make your neck surgery easy to afford, Dr. Raj Sawh-Martinez accepts several payment methods and can help you obtain low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the best option to eliminate excess skin, particularly if it droops or hangs. Although there are a few nonsurgical skin-tightening procedures that may give you mild improvements, neck lift surgery can dramatically redefine and smooth your neckline. During your consultation, ask Dr. Sawh-Martinez for his medical advice to learn whether nonsurgical procedures could help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Will I have visible scars?
Neck lift surgery does include one incision below the chin, as well as two more close to the ears. These are made so the scars are difficult for others to see. Dr. Sawh-Martinez tries very hard during neck lift surgery to limit visible scarring. A team member will explain scar management instructions, which will encourage your incisions to heal flat and thin.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
If you are considering undergoing additional procedures, discuss this with Dr. Sawh-Martinez at your consultation. Procedures, such as a facelift, chin augmentation, or a neck lift, are often combined during the same surgery to help you obtain the best possible results. If you are concerned about an undefined jawline or weak chin, tell Dr. Sawh-Martinez so he can develop a plan that meets all of your goals.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Based on your concerns and goals, you might want to combine a neck lift with liposuction. A lift plus lipo may be best if you are concerned about both loose skin and fat pockets in your neck. Dr. Sawh-Martinez can help you choose whether a lift, lipo, or a combination of both should be included in your surgical plan.
Rid yourself of your turkey neck and achieve the firm and smooth neck you dream about. If you feel embarrassed about hanging skin on your neck, we welcome you to contact Craniofacial & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Lake Mary, FL to schedule an appointment. A surgical neck lift by Dr. Sawh-Martinez has changed the self-esteem of countless men and women. We are excited to share this amazing cosmetic treatment with you.