As we grow older, the neck begins to show distinct signs of aging with loose, sagging and imperfect skin. When this occurs, a well-done lift is an excellent way to remove excess skin and create a smoother, firmer and more beautiful neck.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a specialized cosmetic surgery designed to restore a smoother, firmer and more defined neck. When performed correctly, a neck lift can:
- Eliminate excess, sagging skin.
- Smooth wrinkles and creases.
- Improve the appearance of vertical bands.
It is important to note that a neck lift only eliminates excess skin and tightens the underlying muscles. If you also have a double chin or extra volume on the neck that needs to be removed, Dr. Farzaneh will typically perform a neck lift along with neck liposuction to create the slim, smooth and youthful neck you desire.
Dr. Farzaneh usually includes a neck lift with all the facelift procedures that he performs. A neck lift was previously perceived to be a male surgery, as isolated neck aging is more common in males, and until recently the societal standards seem to accept the facial aging in men more than women--they just looked more distinguished. However, the trend is changing and more men opt for a combination face and neck lift. If you are happy with the appearance of your face, but try to hide your neck with a turtleneck, then an isolated neck lift may be an effective solution. Through discreet incisions placed behind the ears or just under the chin, Dr. Farzaneh can tighten the underlying muscles to rid the neck of unsightly bands, eliminate the skin that causes the neck to appear “droopy,” then re-drape the skin to achieve a natural result.
Dr. Farzaneh often combines a neck lift with neck liposuction, which not only removes excess fat but also contours the jaw line and reduces the hanging neck tissue by promoting skin shrinkage, thereby creating a more youthful face.
An Overview of the Neck Lift Procedure
To begin a neck lift, Dr. Farzaneh will first administer general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to ensure your comfort and safety, before making a tiny incision behind each ear. Through those openings, he will expertly tighten the neck muscles and remove excess, sagging skin to achieve a smooth and youthful appearance.
There is a substantial recovery period associated with a neck lift, with most patients returning to work within two weeks. Swelling, bruising and tightness in the area is to be expected as you heal, though it will resolve gradually over time.
Following a neck lift with Dr. Farzaneh, you can expect to see a smooth and youthful neck when you look in the mirror. Any excess skin will have been removed, your jaw will appear more defined, and any wrinkles and creases will have been eliminated. These changes will enhance the natural beauty of your other features and create a more attractive overall appearance that ensures you look as young and vibrant as you feel.
Before & After Gallery
The best way to gauge a surgeon’s skill is to view his past work. Please browse our before and after gallery, to see for yourself the dramatic results you can expect to achieve from a neck lift with board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Farzaneh.
Dr. Farzaneh is not only an excellent surgeon with a multitude of credentials & qualifications, but he is also as compassionate and caring as they get. Going into the consultation, I was very nervous because I did not know what to expect. But once I was there I felt very comfortable. He's selected his staff wisely, for they are very warm and welcoming. One thing that helped me decide I wanted to be Dr. Farzaneh's client was his unmatched integrity. If you're ever worried about being pressured or manipulated into getting a procedure, then you will never have to worry about it again. If Dr. Farzaneh doesn't think you need a procedure done, he'll tell you. Honesty and integrity is scarce nowadays & I feel truly blessed and beyond ecstatic about being his client!
Are You a Candidate for a Neck Lift?
As with all of his cosmetic procedures, Dr. Farzaneh determines neck lift candidacy on an individual basis, following a thorough discussion of the patient’s cosmetic goals, concerns and desires. With that said, ideal candidates for this surgery are generally:
- Bothered by wrinkled and sagging neck skin, a double chin, jowls and/or vertical bands.
- In good overall health.
- Without any medical conditions that may impair healing or increase surgery risk.
- Realistic in their expectations of surgery.
While these guidelines are helpful, please note that the only way to know for sure if you are a candidate for a neck lift is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Farzaneh today.