What is a Neck Lift?

Are you bothered by loose neck skin, excess fatty pockets under the chin, jowls, or neck banding? These signs of aging can occur due to many factors such as gravity, heredity, stress, and environmental factors.  A neck lift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck for a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

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Who is a Candidate?

Patients who feel that their neck area does not match their upper facial appearance and would like to rejuvenate the look of their neck can often benefit from a neck lift. Individuals who are overall healthy, nonsmokers with a positive outlook on their procedure are ideal candidates. To learn more about this procedure and if it is right for you and your anti-aging goals, schedule a consultation appointment at our office today.

The Neck Lift Procedure

This procedure can be performed using a traditional neck lift incision or a limited incision technique.

Traditional Neck Lift

An incision will begin in the hairline near the sideburn and continue down and around the ear. Through this incision, Dr. Willis will redistribute or sculpt fat from the jowls and neck, tighten muscles, and eliminate extra skin.

Limited Incision Neck Lift

This technique involves shorter incisions that are only created around the ear. While there will be less scarring, results will be more limited.

Recovery

Following your neck lift, bandages may be placed around your face and neck to minimize swelling. A thin tube may also be placed temporarily to collect any excess fluid. During recovery, you should keep your head elevated to minimize swelling and avoid twisting or bending your neck. It is important that you do not apply ice to your neck, as this can hinder blood flow and result in poor results. We will provide you with aftercare instructions to ensure you receive the best results.

Visible improvements will begin to be noticeable once bruising and swelling subside. Patients will find that their final neck lift results restore a more youthful appearance that can also lead to a boost in confidence.

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At Charlottesville Plastic Surgery in Charlottesville, VA, we are dedicated to providing each of our patients with professional and individualized care. If you would like to learn more about the neck lift procedure and if it is right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Willis.

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