The neck and chin are often the first areas to show aging. Unfortunately, they are also among the hardest areas to sculpt and rejuvenate without surgical intervention. If noticeable neck bands, fat underneath the chin or loose skin are making you self-conscious, neck lift can help. The facial rejuvenation procedure minimizes signs of aging and restores a more attractive and elegant neck contour and jawline.
The key to a successful neck lift procedure is to work with a facial rejuvenation surgeon that possesses experience, skill and an artistic eye for natural-looking results. At True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine, our plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Reagan is renowned for his true expertise in facial rejuvenation, including neck lift. With your unique aesthetic needs and goals in mind, Dr. Reagan and the entire team at True Beauty can make you feel confident about your jaw, neck line and overall facial appearance again.
Are You a Candidate for Neck Lift?
Neck lift may be right for you if you are bothered by any of the following:
- Loose, excess skin on the chin and along the jawline (often called a “turkey waddle”)
- Submental fat (also known as “double chin”)
- Horizontal neck bands or lines
Neck lift can be performed alone or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift. Many patients choose to combine neck lift with facelift in order to achieve the most comprehensive results, including a proportional and harmonious facial appearance. Your neck lift will be tailored to meet your specific needs.
Neck lift surgery with True Beauty is performed as an outpatient procedure, typically under general anesthesia. To begin, incisions will be made in the neck region and under the chin. The exact length, position and pattern of the incision will depend on your anatomy and cosmetic concerns. After making the incisions, we will remove excess skin and alter the neck muscles and underlying tissues as necessary. Unwanted fat will be removed with liposuction techniques, creating a more slender-looking neck area. Once the modifications are completed, the incisions will be closed and the treatment area will be dressed with bandages.
The initial recovery time for neck lift can take one to two weeks, during which you will need to take time off from work and other normal activities. Our trusted team will provide you with a detailed list of instructions for you to follow and will also meet with you regularly to ensure you are healing properly.
After you have fully recovered from your procedure, you will notice that the jawline has more definition, and your double chin, jowls and fatty bulges are gone. The skin on the neck and along the jawline will look firmer and smoother. If your neck lift has been combined with another facial procedure, the results will be more transformative.
Schedule a Neck Lift Consultation
To learn more about neck lift or the other facial rejuvenation procedures we offer, please schedule a consultation with True Beauty. Contact us by calling 858) 454-SKIN (7546) or emailing our La Jolla practice today.