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Neck Lift

Our team at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery can offer our patients a way to fix sagging and wrinkling underneath the chin or neck as well removing excess fat from those areas. Aging and sun damage can also cause the collagen in the skin to break down over time, resulting in skin that becomes loose and saggy.

Finally, a neck lift can help tighten up loosened neck muscles that can separate and relax due to the aging process. The procedure is usually performed along with facelift surgery for a completely rejuvenated look. Our neck lift patients love the instant youthful benefits of a neck lift to their entire face!

How the Procedure is Done

Surgery is done under general anesthesia.  A neck lift involving the removal of excess skin usually takes about two hours but can be extended if other cosmetic procedures are done in conjunction such as laser liposuction of the neck (to remove fatty deposits under the neck and chin), tightening of the neck muscles, or other facial procedures such as a face lift.

Muscles can be tightened during a neck lift to give the neck a smoother, tighter appearance. This procedure is called a "platysmaplasty". The muscles are then tightened up using a crisscross of suture material and then gently pulled into their corrected position. Skin incisions are closed with delicate dissolvable sutures to produce the most minimal scar possible.

Pre-Op Tips

  • If you are a smoker, you will be required to stop smoking at least two weeks prior to neck lift surgery and to commit to not smoking afterward. Smoking damages the delicate blood vessels in the skin and can cause major problems with it comes to neck lift incisions healing up; as well as complications of infections at the surgery site.
  • Our staff will instruct you about certain medications and herbal supplements that will need to be discontinued prior to neck lift surgery to give you the safest experience and the best results.
  • Our cosmetic surgeon will need to know about any drug allergies you may have as well as what medications you are currently taking.

Post-Surgical Care

Once surgery has been completed, patients will be required to wear a compression garment that holds the skin and muscles in their new position. It must be worn for about 4 weeks after the surgery.

Patients can expect to have some post-surgical swelling and bruising as well as discomfort. We will prescribe painkillers for the first week to ten days after surgery.

After that, over-the-counter pain medication such as Extra Strength Tylenol is usually sufficient. Patients can return to work in about 10-14 days. Strenuous physical activity needs to be avoided for at least 3-4 weeks and perhaps longer depending upon how well the patient is healing.

We schedule several follow up appointments for patients after surgery to monitor the healing process and be sure that there are no complications. We always take before and after pictures to give patients a way to see the dramatic improvements that a neck lift makes.


The Advanced Difference

Our cosmetic and plastic surgeons offer unprecedented attention to detail and superior results. Hundreds of New York residents seeking cosmetic procedures have already chosen ACSNY as their solution because...

  • Board certified - We have board certified plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons, each with decades of experience.
  • AAAHC - We use our own AAAHC accredited surgical centers
  • Free transportation to and from your procedure
  • 0% interest and zero-down options available O.A.C. through our accepted 3rd party financing providers.

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