A neck lift is a surgical procedure. Like any of our aesthetic facial plastic surgery procedures, a neck lift has certain surgical risks and requires you to take a few weeks of downtime following the procedure. Our skilled oculoplastic and cosmetic facial surgeons Dr. Ken Morgenstern and Dr. Joseph Giacometti have extensive experience in neck lift surgery, and during your consultation they can tell you about what to expect on your surgical day and the recovery. Our oculo-facial surgeons customize the techniques used to your desired cosmetic outcome.
How Neck Lift Surgery is performed
There are a number of different techniques our surgeons can use to perform neck surgery. The technique depends on many factors, including what you and the surgeon plan to accomplish, the degree of skin sagginess and excess skin, and whether the neck lift is combined with a face lift.
Incisions are made under the chin, or sometimes near the ears. Through these incisions, your surgeon can reposition and remove excess fat, tighten the muscles, and then re-drape the skin and remove the excess skin.
Your Individualized Facial Rejuvenation Procedure
A neck lift involves some combination of the following:
- Fat reshaping/removal
- Muscle tightening
- Skin tightening
- Skin excision
These techniques are used to refresh the appearance of your neck according to your goals and the physical characteristics of your neck. You and your surgeon will plan your neck lift procedure according your areas of dissatisfaction, such as:
- Excess fat
- Skin sagging around your neck
- Fat drooping beneath your chin
- Stretched bands of skin
A neck lift is a great way to create a more youthful appearance. If you feel less confident and less self-assured because of the aging appearance of your neck, then this procedure may be right for you. Men and women alike can restore confidence in their faces by softening the signs of aging.
To learn more about our greater Main Line Philadelphia-area neck lift procedure, please contact Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced oculoplastic and ophthalmic surgeons.