Neck Lift

A neck lift, also known as lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to improve the appearance of the neck by removing excess skin, tightening underlying muscles, and smoothing out wrinkles and lines. As we age, the skin around the neck can lose elasticity and firmness, causing it to sag and create the appearance of a “turkey neck.” A neck lift can help reverse these effects and give you a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

The procedure involves making small incisions around the ears and under the chin, and removing excess skin and fat. The underlying muscles are then tightened to create a more defined and youthful neck contour. The incisions are closed with sutures, and a compression garment is usually worn for a few days to help reduce swelling and promote healing.

Neck lifts can be performed on their own or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift or brow lift. The best candidates for a neck lift are generally healthy individuals who are bothered by the appearance of loose, sagging skin around the neck, and who have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure.

Recovery time for a neck lift can vary depending on the extent of the procedure, but most patients can expect to return to work and other normal activities within two to three weeks. It’s important to follow post-operative instructions carefully, including keeping your head elevated and avoiding strenuous activities for several weeks after the procedure.

A neck lift can be a highly effective way to improve the appearance of the neck and create a more youthful and refreshed look.