What is Neck lift Surgery?
Over time, gravity and sun exposure take their toll on the neck region. The lower face slackens (creating jowls); and the neck develops loose folds (platysmal diastasis) and fat deposits (submental lipodystrophy) collect under the chin. A Neck lift counteracts these signs of aging by tightening muscle, removing fat, trimming excess skin, thereby giving the neck region a fresher, more youthful look. The results are dramatic and long lasting.
Dr. Roberto Garcia has performed thousands of aging face surgeries and has developed a very conservative and natural approach that provides patients with minimal downtime and amazing results.
What Can A Neck Lift Treat?
A Neck lift improves the appearance of the lower jawline and the neck. It is most effective for correcting the following:
- Loose bands of skin in the neck region
- Fat deposits under the chin
- Blunting and roundness to the chin region
Neck Lift Before and After Photos
*Individual Results May Vary
Before & After Gallery
The gallery of images contains photographs illustrating patients’ appearances before and after surgery.
Ideal Candidates for Neck lift Surgery
The ideal candidates for Neck lift surgery are those who want to correct one or more of the signs of aging indicated above; have some facial sagging, but still have elasticity in their skin; are generally healthy; and have realistic expectations about what surgery can do.
How is a Neck Lift Performed?
A Neck lift is typically performed as an outpatient procedure in a JCAHO/AAAHC accredited surgery center with board certified Anesthesiologists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and Registered Nurses. Patients may have a choice of Local anesthesia, IV sedation or general anesthesia. The neck lift procedure takes about 2 hours.
In some cases, Dr. Garcia will perform a Neck lift under mild sedation with a local anesthetic at our practice. Dr. Roberto Garcia will discuss all the options with you at the time of your consultation.
Dr. Roberto Garcia performs a unique and natural technique with barely visible scars that blend into the natural hairline. He does not shave any hair during the procedure. As such, he immediately covers any healing incisions by the hairline. Dr. Roberto Garcia will outline the procedure at the time of consultation and again on the day of surgery. Dr. Garcia performs the entire procedure from the first small amount of anesthetic given to the last stitch.
Neck Lift Recovery Process
After surgery, Dr. Roberto Garcia wraps the incisions in light bandages that are removed the next morning. The next morning all incisions are carefully cleaned by our staff and the hair is gently cleansed.
Dr. Roberto Garcia specializes in a very meticulous closure of all incisions and these stitches are carefully removed one week after the surgery. Swelling, numbness, bruising and a feeling of tightness or tension in the face and neck may be felt. Most of these side effects resolve within 3 to 6 weeks. Sensation typically returns to normal within a few months. Scars become less red, raised, lumpy and itchy over time.
What Are the Risks of Neck lift Surgery?
Although rare, possible risks of neck lift surgery include the following:
- Tissue Death
- Bruising and Swelling
- Skin discoloration
- Intense Itching
How Long Does a Neck Lift Last?
Neck lift results are long lasting. Approximately 10-15 years from now, one may begin to show similar signs of facial aging. As such, some patients choose to undergo “touch up” procedures to keep a certain rejuvenated look.
The Neck lift Consultation Using 3D Imaging
At Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer the Vectra 3D, a state of the art imaging system that allows patients to preview their expected results prior to undergoing a procedure.
During your consultation, Dr. Roberto Garcia will take photographs of a patient’s face or specific part that will be performed on. He will then create a 3D digital replication of the same body part using the VECTRA simulator. These images will allow Dr. Roberto Garcia to preview the various surgical/nonsurgical options with the patient.
Learn more about the Vectra 3D.
*Individual Results May Vary
Schedule a consultation
If you would like to learn more about neck lift surgery, call (904) 686-8020 to schedule a consultation at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery. Our practice serves Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, Jacksonville and surrounding areas.