NECK LIFT

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As we age, we shrink, sag, and wrinkle.  The speed of aging is different for everyone and influenced by genetics, sun exposure, and other factors.  For many patients, loose neck skin, excessive neck fullness, loss of neck contour, and neck banding are aging changes that become more apparent over time.  When these changes start to bother you, it may be time to consider a Neck Lift Surgery.  At the time of your consultation, Dr. Li will analyze your face and neck in detail and discuss whether Neck Lift Surgery is a good option for you. 


Neck lift Surgery usually involves incisions hidden underneath your chin and around your ears and back hairline.  Surgery is performed in the fatty and muscular layers of your neck, to remove excess fat, tighten and re-suspend the neck muscles, and re-establish your neck (cervicomental) angle.  For a more complete rejuvenation, Neck Lift Surgery is often combined with Facelift Surgery to also reduce jowling, improve the jawline, and blend a rejuvenated neck with a rejuvenated face.

KEY POINTS

SURGERY UNDER GENERAL ANESTHETIC

GO HOME THE SAME DAY (DAY SURGERY)

RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES WITHIN 2-3 WEEKS

REWIND THE CLOCK BY 5-10 YEARS

ELIMINATE EXCESS NECK SKIN

TIGHTEN LOOSE NECK MUSCLE WHICH MAY BE CAUSING BANDS

RESTORE SHARPNESS TO YOUR NECK ANGLE AND JAWLINE

HIDE SCARS IN YOUR HAIRLINE, AROUND THE EAR, AND UNDER YOUR CHIN

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE SURGERY

  • You will be evaluated by Dr. Li at the time of your initial consultation to determine if Neck Lift Surgery +/- Facelift Surgery is the best option for you

  • You will be required to quit smoking and oral contraceptives 4 weeks before surgery

  • You will need to complete testing before surgery, which may include a physical with your PCP/primary physician, blood work, and an ECG

  • Prescriptions for your surgery will be sent to your local pharmacy, please obtain these medications ahead of time and bring them to your surgery

  • A deposit is required to secure your surgery date

  • Full payment is required 2 weeks before surgery; payment options include cash, cashier's check, or credit through Alphaeon or CareCredit

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SURGERY

  • General anesthesia can sometimes cause generalized body soreness and fatigue for a couple of days

  • Maximum discomfort will occur in the first few days after surgery and gradually improve

  • You will not be allowed to engage in any significant exercise (e.g. running, lifting weights) for 4 weeks

  • You will be provided a compression garment for your neck to wear after surgery; it is recommended that you wear the compression garment for 6 weeks

  • You may experience temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, or a burning sensation over areas you had liposuction and/or fat grafting; bruising and swelling takes several weeks to improve; numbness takes a couple months to normalize

  • Scars may be red and firm for approximately 6 months before they soften and fade