About Neck Lifts
A neck lift procedure is performed with the goal of removing excess fat or even sagging skin on the cervical area that usually develops with age. Surgery can involve liposuction, a cervicoplasty, or a platysmaplasty. Usually, liposuction is performed to eliminate excess fat from the neck while a cervicoplasty is done if any sagging skin needs to be removed. Platysmaplasty is performed when the muscles in the neck need to be tightened and toned and the band lines need to be removed. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. G. Robert Meger, may combine this procedure with another treatment option, such as a facelift, blepharoplasty, or a forehead lift for optimal results. Our Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ patients have the opportunity to discuss their needs in a private setting to help determine the best method.
The best candidates for neck lift surgery:
- Have loose skin in the area caused by weight loss, aging, or genetics
- Have lines and wrinkles in the neck area
- Are any age from 20 – 70+
- Desire a sleeker and slimmer profile
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
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What to Expect
Typically, this procedure is performed under a local or general anesthesia, depending on the individual case. In some instances, our plastic surgeon uses an endoscope as a visual guide and aid. By using a small camera and monitor display, Dr. Meger is able to make smaller incisions, all which result in less bruising and enables the patient to heal at a faster rate. The procedure is typically done on an outpatient basis with the patient returning home the same day. If liposuction is used to remove fat from the neck, then Dr. Meger will place an incision beneath the chin to remove the deposits of fat. A small hollow tube called a cannula is used to break up the deposits and remove the excess fat.
Following a neck lift surgery, a patient commonly experiences some amount of bruising and swelling in the neck area. It’s also common for patients to have a sensation of tightness and pulling, which is a result of the neck adjusting into the new position. Typically, patients are able to return to their normal routine, such as work, in around 7 – 10 days. After a few months, a patient should be able to see the full effects of the surgery with a tighter, smoother, more contoured neck. There will be very minimal scarring since the incisions were placed in discreet places.
Transform Your Profile
That sleek, beautiful neck that you desire can be yours easier than you might have thought possible thanks to a neck lift surgery. The surgery is successful at targeting extraneous skin, fat, lines, and wrinkles in the neck area. Please call our Phoenix, AZ office to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon.