The effects of age seem to hit hardest in and around the face. One area specifically that can become loose and saggy is the neck. As we get older, we may develop issues such as a slack jawline or deep neck folds and wrinkles due to weakening skin and a loss of elasticity. A neck lift with New York plastic surgeon, Dr. Scheinman, can help restore a youthful contour and shape to your neck and jawline.
What Can a Neck Lift do for Me?
A neck lift surgery in New York can be performed to treat visible signs of aging below the chin. Issues that can be corrected with a neck lift include:
- Sagging jowls
- An aging jawline
- Excess skin or tissue in the neck
- Deep wrinkles and folds
- Excess fat (can be treated with facial liposuction)
A neck lift can be combined with other facial surgeries in order to treat other areas of the face as well. A facelift surgery and neck lift are often performed together for a complete refinement of the lower face while other procedures such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery can be used to rejuvenate the upper portion of the face.
Most of Dr. Scheinman's patients considering a neck lift are between the ages of 40 and 65. However, there are also various studies showing that preventative surgeries done at a younger age can also help with long lasting results from facial surgeries.
What to Expect from Your Neck Lift Surgery
Facial surgeries are very individualized procedures made unique to each and every patient. During your consultation, you and plastic surgeon Dr. Scheinman will discuss your expectations and come up with a personalized treatment plan designed to achieve your goal look.
When you come in for your procedure, Dr. Scheinman will administer a general anesthetic so that you sleep through the entire surgery. An incision will be made near the earlobe that will continue back toward the hairline. A second incision may be made under your chin depending on the severity of your condition. Dr. Scheinman can use liposuction to remove any excess fat before reshaping the underlying tissue and trimming away the excess skin. A special surgical bandage will be placed once your incisions are closed in order to minimize swelling and ensure proper healing of the skin.
Neck Lift Recovery and Results
Dr. Scheinman suggests that you take it easy for about a week, but you will feel comfortable enough to get up and walk around after just a day or two. Avoid any high levels of exercise and activity for about two weeks to avoid unnecessary discomfort and complications.
As the post-surgical bruising and swelling continues to fade, your face will appear younger and younger. You will notice a well-shaped jawline and a tight, toned appearance of your neck.
Neck Lift in NYC
To schedule a neck lift consultation in Lawrence & Rego Park, New York with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Marcel Scheinman, click here to speak with our office. Services areas include: Lawrence, Rego Park, Valley Stream, Oceanside, Garden City, Freeport, Rockville Centre, Cedarhurst, Hewlet, Inwood, and Woodmere New York.