As we age, different areas of the face and neck are
affected differently. Some people develop wrinkling
and sun damage in their entire face and neck. Some
people seem to lose facial fat, while others
accumulate fat in the neck and maintain good skin
tone. Others may develop more exaggerated signs of
aging in their neck.
Neck rejuvenation surgery can provide dramatic
results, especially when combined with other
candidates for neck rejuvenation are patients in
good health with realistic expectations. They have
good skin tone and elasticity. It is helpful if they
have a fat pad under the skin and on top of the neck
What conditions can be corrected and with which
- Loose, sagging skin under the chin requires
tightening of the skin with a laser.
- If the skin is too excessive, it may need to be
removed with excisional surgery.
- If you have visible vertical bands in your neck,
the neck muscles will need to be tightened in the
- Fat deposits in the neck can be removed with
liposuction or direct excision.
Neck rejuvenation procedures are generally performed
on an outpatient basis. They may be combined with
other procedures in order to maximize improvement.
Lasers can be used to tighten the skin that is only
a little loose, while neck liposuction is
accomplished through tiny incisions placed behind
the ears and under the chin. With neck liposuction,
little straw-like cannulas are used to suction the
Endoscopic surgery through a small incision placed
underneath the chin may be used to tighten the neck
muscles if you do not have excessive skin.
A necklift may be the best approach of the excess
skin is significant. The skin is pulled up and back
and the excess skin is removed. This provides a new,
more pleasing neck and jaw line. The incisions are
hidden inconspicuously behind your ears.
Your doctor will help you choose the procedure or
combination of procedures that will best meet your
During your initial consultation, your doctor will
discuss your goals for the surgery and explain your
probable outcome of treatment. Your doctor will also
help you decide which procedure or combination of
procedures will best meet your cosmetic goals. You
may be shown before and after treatment photographs
of patients having similar conditions, and we will
explain the treatment you can expect to receive.
Before and after photographs may be taken of your
neck to document the results.
Depending on the
extent of the procedure, you may have some swelling
and localized bruising which can be covered with
make-up. Both are generally gone within 4 to 10
days. A bandage will be placed underneath your chin
and an elastic bandage is wrapped around your neck
and head. The next morning you may remove the
bandage. However, it is important that you continue
to wear the elastic garment at night for 2 weeks.
Any sutures that require removal are taken out after
about a week to ten days. Over the next several
months, as the healing process occurs, the soft
suppleness of the neck skin will return.
Following your neck rejuvenation procedure, your
pulled back and tightened neck will have a youthful,
more defined profile. You may resume normal
activities almost immediately. Most patients are
active and going out by the next day.
To find out if you could benefit from a neck
rejuvenation procedure or another cosmetic
procedure, please schedule a consultation with our
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