Imagine having a neck that looks the age you feel. A neck lift rejuvenates your entire appearance, reducing fullness below your chin and minimizing sagging that can occur due to hereditary conditions, stress or the effects of aging.
This outpatient procedure is designed to tighten the skin on your neck and along your jaw lines and can reduce excess fatty deposits that create the appearance of a double chin. You may be a good candidate for a neck lift if you have:
- Localized deposits of fat under your chin.
- Loose neck muscles.
- Sagging neck skin or skin folds.
- Wrinkles and creases that affect the contour of your neck.
During a neck lift procedure, your surgeon sedates you with local or general anesthesia, so you don’t feel any pain. Incisions may be made under your chin or behind your ears. Through these incisions, your surgeon suctions out or directly excises fat, tightens muscles and removes any excess skin — leaving you with a smoother, firmer and more youthful looking neck.
Many people combine their neck lift surgery with other procedures such as a brow lift, facelift or chin implant to further enhance their facial features.
People who undergo a minimally-invasive neck lift procedure typically return to daily activities, including work, within one to two weeks of surgery. Following the procedure, people usually go home with their chins and necks wrapped in dressings or in elastic neck slings. The supportive chin strap is worn typically for up to a week to reduce swelling and assist in the natural shrinking and tightening of your skin. Swelling and bruising from surgery generally disappear in about two weeks, with the final results evident in one to two months.