If you look at your neck in the mirror and see lines, wrinkles, folds, or sagging skin, neck lift surgery can restore a youthful, firm definition. The skin on the neck is often one of the first areas to show the passage of time – and a saggy neck definitely impacts your overall appearance. At Sadrian Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, we are proud of our reputation for excellence in this delicate surgical procedure. Ready to look younger, more vital, and rejuvenated? We are here to help you achieve your personal aesthetic goals.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift surgery addresses the visible signs of aging neck skin and tissue. If you feel you must wear scarves or dread seeing images of yourself with saggy neck skin and tissue, a neck lift is a highly-effective, long-lasting correction of the problem. The surgery is performed by creating small incisions beneath the chin or under each ear, or based upon the patient, in both locations. The fat cells in the area will be addressed, whether surgically or with gentle liposuction, and the loose, hanging skin tightened and firmed, with the muscular structure tightened for a firm, youthful facial profile.
Am I a Candidate for a Neck Lift?
If you are in good general health and safe to undergo surgery and are tired of looking older than you feel due to an unsightly neck zone, you are likely a candidate for neck lift surgery. Dr. Sadrian is known for his exceptional surgical techniques, meticulous attention to detail, and natural-looking results. Once you have healed from your procedure, you will be thrilled to see your neck looking fresh, youthful, and defined, free from excess skin and tissue.
Why Get a Neck Lift?
Patients come to our luxury, private clinic for various facial treatments – often referred by a friend or family member. These patients have specific aesthetic issues they want to resolve, including:
- Sagging skin on neck.
- Excess fat beneath chin, or on upper neck.
- Vertical bands appearing on neck.
- Wrinkles, lines and folds on neck.
- A double chin.
- Lack of definition at jawline.
Why Choose Dr. Sadrian for a Neck Lift?
When you are considering a facial surgery, it is imperative that you choose the right surgeon. Dr. Sadrian has almost two decades in practice, known throughout the San Diego area as an exceptionally talented facial plastic surgeon. He has two medical specialties—he is board-certified in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has had additional, extensive training in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
These two medical specialties added years to his education and experience in facial surgeries – leading to surgical skills beyond the ordinary. His practice was established to provide the most positive patient experience, with every member of his professional team exhibiting compassion, kindness, and warmth. We make the journey to enhancement a positive experience.
Some patients who have excess fat beneath the chin or on the upper neck can achieve results with neck liposuction without undergoing a neck lift. Only a personal consultation will reveal what will be needed in your case. This treatment may be added in a comprehensive neck lift for those with fatty deposits that mar the overall lower face and neck definition.
What is the Recovery Time from a Neck Lift?
Every patient heals at a slightly different rate, based upon age, extent of the procedure, and individual physiology. A typical healing time is about two to three weeks for the swelling and bruising to disappear. Most patients can return to work after one to two weeks. During recovery, it is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and a “tight” feeling.
The pain associated with a neck lift is not difficult and is easily managed with mild pain medication. You may feel sensations, such as tingling or numbness. These effects quickly fade away as your rejuvenated neck appearance is revealed, and your more sculpted look will be visible long before the surgical scars have faded away.