The neck lift procedure can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of sagging skin in the neck and jawline areas. Whether you are bothered by hanging jowls, want to diminish a double chin, or desire a more streamlined profile, the team at Perich Aesthetics can determine whether this cosmetic surgery can help you meet your aesthetic goals and help restore a more youthful appearance.
The process of a neck lift can be combined with various procedures depending on the intended results. We can remove excess tissue and fat in the area, tighten the muscles, or add injectables such as Kybella, Botox and fillers for a tighter, more youthful contour. Every procedure starts with a thorough consultation with our surgeon to thoroughly understand your cosmetic objectives.
The exact procedure will vary since the neck lift must be customized for your individual goals. For example, sagging skin under the chin and neck can be corrected with small incisions under your chin or behind your ears. The surgeon can then lift and remove excess tissue in this area. Minimally invasive procedures may be appropriate for some neck lifts. In some cases, liposuction or CO2 laser to reduce fat can be used to remove excess fat volume from the neck.
As with all surgeries, you will notice tightness, swelling, inflammation, and bruising in the affected area during neck lift recovery. These symptoms should resolve within about two weeks. Carefully following post-procedure instructions will ensure a smooth, comfortable recovery. Many people can return to work within 10 to 14 days after surgery.
You can soothe swelling and discomfort by applying ice packs to the area. You should also arrange to have a family member or friend stay with you for the first day or two after your neck lift.
This procedure is safe and effective for most people who are in good health. After your consultation, we require medical clearance from your primary care physician to confirm you are medically healthy enough for surgery.
If you smoke, you must quit at least a few weeks before the procedure since nicotine delays the healing process with any surgical procedure and can negatively affect the final results. Alcohol must be avoided for 2 weeks prior to your procedure because it increases risk of bleeding and complications during surgery. You should also stop taking medications that may cause bleeding, such as anti-inflammatory drugs and vitamins.
If you’ve been imagining what you would look like with a smoother, tighter chin, jawline and neck area, get in touch with the Perich Aesthetics team today. We look forward to learning more about your cosmetic goals and helping you accentuate your natural beauty! Call (727) 777-2640.