Neck Lift Surgery
As we age, our skin gradually loses its elasticity and may start to droop. This effect is often more noticeable in the neck region, where excess folds and fatty deposits can emerge, creating the impression of a “double chin.” Neck lift surgery in NYC is an ideal plastic procedure aimed at rejuvenating the appearance of the neck and jawline.
An established AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery group in Manhattan, New York City (NYC), bodySCULPT® offers effective procedures using the latest minimally invasive techniques. Our plastic surgeons have vast experience in this delicate cosmetic surgical procedure that defines the jaw line, reshapes the face, and results in a more youthful, well-defined neck angle.
Benefits of Neck Lift Surgery in NYC
- enhances neck and jawline definition
- reduces the appearance of a “double chin”
- address the appearance of a “turkey neck”
- corrects platysma (neck banding)
- tightens and firm the neck muscles
- removes excess drooping skin
- improves overall facial appearance
- boosts self-confidence
Our surgeons are experienced in performing the procedure in conjunction with facelifts and other facial rejuvenation procedures for a more comprehensive transformation.
Customized Neck Lift Procedures
Based on the extent of laxity and correction required, our surgeons will determine the appropriate approach. The various procedures we offer aim at altering excess fat and excess skin to refresh, restore, and rejuvenate the aesthetic of the chin and neck.
Cervicoplasty – removes excess skin from the neck
This procedure is ideal to address concerns such as a double chin, lax skin, jowls, and loose, sagging skin, mainly if you have experienced extreme weight loss. Cervicoplasty procedures can be combined with other cosmetic surgeries like a facelift for further rejuvenation.
Platysmaplasty – removes excess skin and makes changes in your neck muscles
This procedure is recommended for age-related skin changes or sagging skin. It can address concerns such as neck bands, loose skin, and the “turkey wattle” effect. It involves removing excess skin from around the neck, and repositioning and tightening the remaining skin.
Liposuction – removes excess fat deposits
Chin and neck liposuction removes stubborn fat and tightens lax skin. The procedure is performed using advanced technologies such as – Smartlipo Triplex, VASERlipo, and BodyTite™. Such technologies help to stay safe from general anesthesia complications.
Botox injections – addresses the horizontal lines or bands on the neck
This procedure involves injecting Botox® into the lower jaw and down the side of the neck to tighten and redefine the jawline and provide a lift to the neck area.
Consult with our best neck lift surgeons at our Manhattan, NYC plastic surgery practice to discuss your individual goals and determine if a neck lift is the right option for you.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Ideal candidates for a neck lift procedure:
- Desire to enhance the look of loose skin and weakened neck muscles
- Exhibit neck skin with a crepey or wrinkled appearance
- Express dissatisfaction with the presence of a “turkey wattle” or double chin
- Believe that their neck’s condition is contributing to an older or heavier appearance
- Are non-smokers and maintain good overall health
Neck lift recovery time varies, but most patients can expect some swelling and bruising. Stitches are typically removed within a week or two, and you can generally return to work and your regular activities within a few weeks. Your surgeon will provide detailed post-operative care instructions.
Incisions are often strategically placed to minimize visibility. Over time, these incisions tend to fade and become less noticeable. Your neck lift specialist will discuss the placement of incisions during the consultation.
Absolutely. This surgery is often performed in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as facelifts or liposuction, to achieve a more comprehensive transformation. Your surgeon can customize a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
The results of the procedure are long-lasting. While the aging process continues, the improvements made during the surgery can persist for many years. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prolong the results.
Neck lift surgery is generally safe when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. Like any surgery, it carries some inherent risks, which your surgeon will discuss during the consultation. Safety is a priority, and our surgeon will take steps to minimize any potential complications.