Neck Lift Beverly Hills
A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. Some people note excess wrinkling of the skin on the neck, jowl lines, and a “turkey” or double chin. Necklift surgery is designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the neck by removing the excess skin and creating a more defined neckline.
There are many reasons why people seek necklift surgery, including:
- Excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face that creates jowls
- Excess fat under the chin
- Visible muscle banding in the front of the neck
- Excess skin
Sometimes, other facial rejuvenation procedures can be considered at the same time as a necklift, including a facelift, browlift, eyelid surgery, fat grafting, and stem cell therapy. A necklift can be performed using several techniques. Depending on the degree of change that you would like to see, the surgery can be performed using a traditional neck lift incision or a limited neck lift incision. In a traditional neck lift, the incision begins in the hairline at the level of the sideburn, continues down and around the ear, and then finally continues posteriorly to the hairline. A limited neck lift incision involves incisions only around the ear. While the incisions are shorter, the results may also be more limited. During your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will listen to your concerns and then work with you to determine a surgical plan that gives you the results you hope to achieve.
Necklift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. After the appropriate incisions are made, the fat in the neck may be sculpted or redistributed from the jowls and neck to a more youthful position. Oftentimes the muscle in the midline of the neck must be tightened in order to eliminate the appearance of banding. The skin is then redistributed over the new contours of the neck, and excess skin is trimmed away. For some people with excess fat under the chin, liposuction is necessary to define the chin and jawline. Dr. Hadeed will then close all of the incisions after he is satisfied with the results. You will have a thin tube placed to drain any excess blood or fluid that may accumulate under the skin, and a light compression wrap will be placed around your face and neck to minimize swelling and brusing. You will be asked to limit your activity for the first week after surgery. Most people are able to return to work in 2-3 weeks.
The visible results of a neck lift are almost immediate, and become more apparent as the bruising and swelling subside. The incision lines are usually well concealed within the hairline and the natural contours of the ear. The result is a more youthful appearing neck that will help restore confidence about your appearance.