Are you wearing turtlenecks or scarves the whole year to hide the loose flaps of skin on your neck? Plastic surgeon Dr. Smita Ramanadham offers neck lift surgery at her practice in New Jersey to improve the look of an aging neckline. This facial surgery recontours and reshapes the area beneath your chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that creates a “turkey neck” or “double chin.” By removing the loose skin and fat while introducing a tightening technique to create a smoother, natural neckline, this procedure at our facility can provide striking improvements to your profile. Before you contact us to schedule your consultation, read below to learn more about surgical neck lifts and the amazing results it can produce.
Patients desiring neck lift treatment generally have visibly loose, hanging skin in the neck region. This loose skin deformity is generally caused by several factors, including major weight loss and aging. Whatever the reason may be, sagging neck skin creates an unflattering look, which can only be corrected with skin excision and a tightening technique. If you are at a healthy weight, but you feel challenged by lines, wrinkles, and hanging skin along the neck, a neck lift may be a suitable answer.
During neck lift treatment, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed behind or in front of your ears while another one may be placed under your chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, fat removal with liposuction would first be performed. Next, any loose skin will be removed and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight. This technique is conducted until the desired shape and contour has been achieved. Even though sutures are used, scars should not be seen since they reside beneath your chin. A nonsurgical fat reduction injection, such as Kybella, may be incorporated to complement the results. In addition, other nonsurgical options can help the surface, such as a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing, to produce a soft and smooth appearance.
After a neck lift treatment, there will likely be some bruising, swelling, and moderate discomfort, but these effects will fade within a week or two. You should rest and avoid strenuous activity for 2 – 3 weeks to assist in the recovery. While recovering, fitted tops should be avoided. You should notice visible results almost immediately. In addition, it has been said that the neck lift surgery can make one of the biggest impacts to an individual’s profile, shaving years off your appearance.
- How much does a neck lift cost?
Costs for your neck surgery will be reviewed in your initial consultation with Dr. Ramanadham. As soon as she has developed your unique surgical plan, she will be able to estimate prices for the anesthesia, facility, and more. To help make your neck surgery as affordable as possible, our practice accepts several payments methods, plus, we can tell you more about how to receive low-interest medical financing.
- What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the best option to eliminate excess skin, particularly if it droops or hangs. Although there are some nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may give you mild improvements, neck lift surgery is the most effective solution to redefine and smooth your neckline. A popular, new minimally invasive treatment called Kybella targets fat in the submental area, which gives the appearance of a double chin; however, it does not correct excess skin.
- Will I have visible scars?
A neck lift does require one incision under the chin, as well as two more close to the ears. These are made so the scars are very difficult for others to see. Dr. Ramanadham tries very hard during neck lift surgery to minimize visible scarring. A team member will explain scar management instructions, which will encourage your incisions to heal flat and thin.
- Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
At your initial consultation, you can bring up that you are thinking about another surgery, like a facelift or chin augmentation, along with a neck lift. It is normal for two or more face surgeries to be done together to get your best results. If you are concerned about an undefined jawline or weak chin, tell Dr. Ramanadham so she can develop a plan that meets all your goals.
- Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Based on your concerns and goals, you might consider combining a neck lift with surgical liposuction. A lift plus liposuction may be best if you are concerned about both loose skin and stubborn fat pockets in your neck. Dr. Ramanadham can help you choose whether a neck lift, liposuction, or a combination of both should be included in your surgical plan.
Finally get rid of your “turkey neck” and get the firm and smooth neck you deserve. If you are embarrassed about folds and wrinkles on your neck, we invite you to contact us in New Jersey to speak with a patient coordinator. Neck lift treatment by Dr. Ramanadham has changed the lives of countless patients. We are thrilled to share this exciting cosmetic surgery with you.