As people transition into later adulthood, signs of aging start to progress. Changes in the face and neck become more noticeable, negatively impacting the patient’s self-esteem. A neck lift procedure can help mitigate these issues, restoring youthfulness to the patient’s look and making them feel better than ever. 

When it comes to anti-aging protocols, most patients immediately want to focus on the face. Many overlook the role that the neck plays in looking young. Sagging skin, vertical lines, leathery skin, and double chins are all signs of aging that manifest in the neck. 

A neck lift is designed to remove excess tissue, tighten the platysmal bands, and reduce fat below the chin. When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, a neck lift can give patients a massive boost in self-esteem.

What is a Neck Lift?

While most cosmetic treatments focus on the face, no anti-aging protocol is complete without a treatment for the neck. Sagging skin, vertical lines, and wrinkles on the neck are all distracting for onlookers, taking attention away from the patient’s eyes and putting it on the neck. A neck lift surgery, also referred to as a lower rhytidectomy, gives patients a huge confidence boost, allowing them to branch out and make more connections. 

A neck lift uses advanced, cutting-edge technology to smooth out and redefine contours in the neck, eliciting a natural-looking outcome that leaves patients looking several years younger. There are various other procedures that can be performed in tandem with the neck lift, such as a facelift, blepharoplasty, or brow lift.

Before & After Neck Lift

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What are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?

  • A reduction in sagging skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles are reduced
  • Submental fat is removed, reducing the appearance of a double chin
  • The jawline has more definition
  • Muscles in the neck are pulled tighter
  • Patients have a more youthful aesthetic
  • Patients have higher self-esteem
  • The results look natural
  • The results are long-lasting
  • Can be combined with facelift surgery and liposuction for more pronounced results 
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    Who is an Ideal Candidate For a Neck Lift?

    All patients who are longing to achieve a thinner, firmer aesthetic in the neck can benefit from a surgical neck lift. As with most surgical procedures, ideal candidates for a neck lift are non-smokers in good physical and mental health. Most importantly, they have realistic expectations for the outcome of the treatment.

    What Does the Neck Lift Procedure Entail?

    Like all surgical procedures, the neck lift starts with incisions, which are typically made underneath the chin and go up into the scalp region, making them invisible. At this point, the surgeon is able to remove excess skin and fat while tightening the platysmal bands. 

    A neck lift procedure usually takes anywhere from 1 to 4 hours to perform, depending on the extent of work needed and whether other procedures are being carried out at the same time.

    What Can I Expect From My Recovery?

    Patients are expected to arrange a ride for themselves. Ideally, this person will also stay with them for the first 24 hours following the procedure. It is vital that patients keep their heads raised for the first several days following the treatment. While swelling and bruising are common following the procedure, prescription painkillers and antibiotics help keep patients comfortable throughout the healing process. 

    It is recommended that patients avoid all strenuous activity, such as vigorous exercise, for at least 4 weeks.

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    Why Choose the Ariel Center?

    Dr. Alberto Rancati is a well-known expert in the field of plastic and oncoplastic surgery. His reputation is known all over the world, as he has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles. When he’s not busy helping patients at the Ariel Center, he serves as Professor of Surgery at various top-rated institutions, including the University of San Diego, CFS, and University Florida International University.

    At the Ariel Center, patients receive the most up-to-date treatments with the most innovative technology available. We pride ourselves on excellence and our commitment to patient satisfaction. Call us today to set up a consultation.

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