What Results Can I Expect After a Neck Lift?

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We often do not notice our necks until they start to show signs of aging. Because you move your head constantly throughout the day, your neck skin experiences constant stress. A neck lift offers a solution to loose, sagging skin around your neck area. This procedure tightens the skin and sculpts the neck and jaw for a more defined appearance. 

What is a Neck Lift?

Neck lift surgery is a procedure that addresses loose skin and accumulated fat in the neck area. A neck lift defines the angle of the jaw and chin, tightens sagging skin, and uses liposuction to sculpt the area. It also corrects loose muscles to erase the appearance of visible neck bands. Many people having a facelift also have a neck lift, while others have one alone. While non-invasive options can tighten mild skin laxity, a neck lift offers definitive treatment for sagging skin and submental fat. 

*Individual results may vary.

How is a Neck Lift Performed?

Dr. Leong usually performs neck surgery under IV sedation for your comfort and safety. She makes incisions hidden in creases around the ears and may make one under the chin. Liposuction removes excess fat and sculpts the area. Dr. Leong tightens muscles and loose skin for a smooth, defined neck.

Dr. Leong may recommend non-surgical treatments in addition to your neck lift to achieve even-toned, youthful skin. She collaborates with dermatologist Dr. Zena Gabriel for a wide range of non-surgical treatment options. 

What Results Can I Expect After a Neck Lift?

Neck lift results are visible almost immediately after your procedure. They will continue improving as the swelling resolves. You will notice the improved definition of the jaw and chin, tighter, smoother skin, and improvements in a double chin. Because the neck area shows signs of aging so noticeably, a neck lift can dramatically rejuvenate the entire lower face and give you a stronger, more sculpted profile. 

Neck lift results typically last for many years. Most people remain satisfied with the area’s appearance for ten to fifteen years. Some people may choose to have an additional procedure to tighten sagging as it develops. Dr. Leong can recommend a non-surgical treatment plan to prolong your results and keep your neck skin looking firm. 

Am I a Candidate for a Neck Lift?

Dr. Leong often recommends a neck lift for those with loose skin and neck muscle bands. Good candidates for neck surgery are in good health and have reasonable expectations. Most people love their neck lift results since the procedure offers dramatic improvements. Surgical procedures are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. 

What is Recovery Like After a Neck Lift?

A neck lift has a relatively short recovery time. You will notice some mild swelling and bruising that clears up within a week or two. Most people feel comfortable returning to work in less than a week. Proper incision care with Dr. Leong will provide instructions on resuming your exercise routine and other strenuous activities. 

How Does Renuvion® Improve a Neck Lift?

Renuvion® is a minimally-invasive skin tightening treatment that improves the results of a neck lift. This procedure uses radiofrequency and cold plasma technology to tighten the skin from beneath. This energy causes collagen fibers to tighten, providing immediate results. It also triggers additional collagen production for more youthful-looking skin. 

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