If you have jowls or an accumulation of neck fat, a neck lift procedure may be ideal for you. At our Philadelphia area practice, our team of medical professionals would be happy to help if you are interested in removing excess skin and fat from your lower face and neck. Loose tissue on the neck can make you appear older than you actually are, as well as less healthy. A neck lift can remedy these problems; the procedure can smooth and tighten the skin around the neck and jowls, improving your appearance and your self-confidence.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Joseph Rabson regarding a neck lift procedure, please contact our Philadelphia area practice today. At the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, we are committed to patient care and do everything that we can to help our patients achieve their aesthetic goals.
A neck lift procedure is intended to restore the natural shape of the jaw line as well as reshape the neck so that it appears more elongated. Because it is a more focused treatment than a full face lift, the neck lift procedure is sometimes referred to as a "mini" lift. The procedure lasts from two to three hours and is generally performed as an outpatient surgery, meaning the patient can return home on the day of his or her treatment.
Depending on the scope of the neck lift procedure, liposuction may be utilized to achieve the desired results. If there is an abundance of fat that needs to be removed from the neck, incisions will be made behind the ears and underneath the chin. The excess fat will then be removed through the incisions with specialized equipment that is designed to minimize scarring, bruising, and damage to surrounding tissue. Removing the fat allows the skin to be pulled taught over the jaw structure for a more youthful, healthier appearance.
If the skin on the neck is loose and saggy but there is minimal excess fat, liposuction may not be necessary. In such cases, an incision is made underneath the chin so that the underlying muscle tissue can be tightened and the skin can be pulled tight and smooth. After the neck lift procedure is complete, the patient will likely be required to wear a compression garment during the healing process and may experience mild discomfort for a week or two.
A mini neck lift procedure is for patients who are at or near their target weight and who have minimal neck sagging. Because the procedure is intended to treat "trouble spots" that are resistant to exercise, the procedure is quick, and the healing process usually takes no more than a week. A mini neck lift procedure typically can be performed in less than one or two hours.
To perform a mini neck lift procedure, a small incision is made along the natural contours of the neck. The incisions are made along the natural contours so that any post-operative scarring is minimal and inconspicuous. Once the incisions have been made, underlying muscle tissue can be tightened, and excess skin and fat can be removed. A mini neck lift procedure can make a person appear years younger and is a great treatment for individuals who require only slight alterations to their appearance. Some people try to keep their costs down by asking for a mini-lift. However, a mini-lift is never appropriate if a full lift is really what is needed. This can only be determined through an actual examination or consultation.
If you are interested in undergoing a neck lift procedure, it is important that you consider both neck lift benefits and neck lift risks before making a final decision. If you have questions, Dr. Joseph Rabson would be happy to discuss the neck lift procedure with you in person at our Philadelphia area practice. Please feel free to contact the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center today to schedule a consultation.
We would be happy to answer any of your questions about facelift surgery and other procedures at our Plymouth Meeting-based practice in Montgomery County.
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