A neck lift removes excess skin and fat around the jawline. As a cosmetic procedure, it creates a more youthful and defined look. As we age, the skin around our necks can begin to change. But modern surgical techniques can restore a youthful and lively appearance despite the effects of the years.
At Tampa Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, we use the latest methods to deliver stunning results to our patients. For every patient, we provide an entirely individual experience. Every step of the way, your path to rejuvenation is tailored to you and your unique needs. Call us today to get started on your neck lift!
What Is a Neck Lift?
Various factors can cause your neck to look older. Genetics, gravity, environmental factors, and stress can leave your neck looking aged and loose. Aging causes neck muscles to weaken, and skin loses its elasticity. Because of this, the skin is unable to stay tight.
That is where a neck lift can help. A neck lift can help you look more youthful by removing the signs of aging and tightening loosened skin. It also creates a more defined jawline free from sagging skin. As a surgical procedure, it delivers powerful and long-lasting results.
Is a Neck Lift Right for Me?
Although aging is inevitable, it doesn’t mean you have to look your age. Many patients actually seek out a neck lift because their outer appearance does not match how alive and bright they feel inside. By matching your outer and inner selves, you can improve your overall quality of life!
A lift is an excellent option for those looking to freshen up your look. For those who experience any of the following, you’re likely a great candidate for surgery.
- Excess fat (in the lower face area)
- Skin sagging (near the jawline)
- Loose skin
- Muscle banding (in the neck area)
If you are self-conscious or want to revitalize your look, consider a neck lift. Contact us to discuss if you are a good candidate and if now is the right time to get the surgery done. The first step is always a personal consultation with board-certified surgeon, Dr. Brown.
What Happens During the Procedure?
Every neck lift procedure at Tampa Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery is fully tailored to your goals. Depending on your situation, you might have a neck lift by itself, or you can combine it with other procedures. Common combinations include:
Your treatment plan will depend on your expectations and the consultation with Dr. Brown.
While each surgery will differ from person to person, there are some similarities. Using small incisions, Dr. Brown removes excess fat and tightens the skin on your neck. The total time can vary, but usually your procedure will be a couple hours. Dr. Brown never rushes a surgery, instead taking the time to use precision techniques for optimal results.
What Is the Recovery Time for a Neck Lift?
After neck lift surgery, you will have some swelling and bruising. This is normal and will eventually subside. You’ll also experience mild to moderate discomfort. For the first few days after surgery, resting will be an essential factor. Your neck needs time to heal as your body has undergone surgery and anesthesia.
After your procedure, Dr. Brown will provide you with a complete list of instructions for recovery. By following these carefully, you will heal faster and see better results!
After surgery, you will have a few follow up appointments with your doctor. This is to ensure you are healing correctly and have not gotten an infection. Dr. Brown will also want to monitor your progress and results.
Recovery can take a few weeks to months, depending on the person. It takes time for the swelling and bruising to go away. The incisions will likely take around six months to fade as they heal fully. Note that your neck will feel tight for a while, and this is normal.
Within two weeks, patients are usually back into their normal daily activities. Before diving into your routine, contact Dr. Brown for his advice. We will let you know when you are ready to get back to your life and fully enjoy your rejuvenated appearance.
How Long Will the Results Last?
The results of the neck lift surgery can take years off of one’s appearance. And they last for years as well.
However, it does not stop the aging process. Depending on the person, results will vary. Continuing to take good care of your skin after surgery can help maximize your results’ duration. A few ways to keep your results optimal include:
- Cleansing and moisturizing
- Using SPF
- Avoiding direct sunlight
- Not smoking
- Keeping stress levels down is essential
- Maintaining your weight
How Do I Prepare for Neck Lift Surgery?
To start the process, make an appointment with Tampa Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery for a consultation. Tell Dr. Brown exactly what your expectations are at the appointment. We will provide you with expert advice and help manage your expectations. It will also serve as the “before” photos so you can see the results.
Leading up to your procedure, we will provide you with a complete list of instructions. However, the best way you can get started on preparing right now is to avoid smoking. Not only does it speed up aging, but it interferes with recovery from the surgery.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Take the first step toward a rejuvenated appearance today by scheduling your consultation. With your personalized neck lift, you can finally match your outer appearance to how you feel inside. Call Tampa Plastic Surgery to learn more about how we can help your reach your aesthetic goals.