Signs of aging can show up on the neck sooner than we all would hope. And any significant weight loss can also leave permanent changes to your neck’s skin. But with a neck lift, you can turn back the clock and again achieve a more youthful appearance.
At Gabbay Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gabbay is excited to offer his patients a variety of plastic surgery procedures, each designed to resolve any number of neck-related aesthetic problems. Every procedure uses the very latest surgical technological advancements.
Dr. Gabbay's Neck Lift
Before & Afters
What Are a Neck Lift ?
A neck lift is a popular cosmetic procedure to target concerns around the neck. Specifically, it can help with:
- Loose Skin: Loose skin is a common result of the aging process and builds up over time.
- Muscle Sagging: Sagging muscle is a result of how the aging process. It impacts the muscle that extends across the neck on either side. Aging can cause this muscle to sag downward over time, leading to two visible bands that extend from just below the chin toward the collarbone.
- Excess Fat: Excess fat in the neck region can cause loss of definition in your jawline or lead to a double chin.
Neck liposuction specifically targets that excess fat.
Is Neck Lift Surgery Right for Me?
If you are experiencing any of the below, this procedure could be for you. Does your neck and chin region have:
- Loose skin
- Muscle sagging
- Excess fat
If you said yes to any of these, then you could likely benefit from a neck lift.
The first step is to schedule your consultation. During your personal meeting with Dr. Gabbay, he will discuss your overall expectations and aesthetic goals. He then works closely with you to develop the perfect treatment plan.
You should come to your consultation prepared to discuss:
- Your medical history (including any past surgeries)
- Present medical conditions
- And medications
It is important to be honest and provide complete information to have a safe and successful procedure. Numerous medical conditions can potentially increase the risks and complications associated with surgery.
If Dr. Gabbay feels that you are a good candidate for neck lift surgery, he will explain several aspects of the procedure, including:
- The different techniques
- Expected costs
- And potential side effects
Once you have complete information, the next step is scheduling your procedure. With Dr. Gabbay, you can be assured that you are in the hands of an experienced and skilled surgeon.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy
The Neck Lift Procedure
There are many different types of techniques for neck lift surgery. You can be sure that Dr. Gabbay will always use the best method for your situation and needs. Though each procedure will vary, they typically take approximately 60-90 minutes from start to finish.
Two of the most common techniques used during a neck lift include:
Effective for patients suffering from neck banding or patients whose neck skin hangs off slack neck muscles.
Hammock/Purse String Platysmaplasty
More suitable for a male patient because of the deeper structures of a man’s neck. The hammock platysmaplasty captures loose muscle and keeps the neck musculature tight. When platysma banding is present, the neck muscles will be tightened through a hidden incision made below the chin. And the edges of the two sides of the muscle will be quilted together to create a new neckline.
Other techniques include:
Cervicoplasty is used to remove excess, drooping, or sagging skin from the neck region. It then focuses on repositioning the neck tissue to create more youthful and firm neck contours
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Fat removal often has the most dramatic effect on neck re-contouring. It can be used for volume reduction and tissue tightening. Neck liposuction can be performed under general or local anesthesia. It involves only a small incision underneath the chin. We then use a vacuum device attached to a cannula (thin surgical instrument) to suction away excess fat. Micro-liposuction utilizes smaller liposuction instruments to perform more detailed contouring in some regions of the neck.
Laser-Assisted Neck Liposuction
Laser-assisted neck liposuction involves the removal of neck fat for a more defined silhouette of the neck or jawline. During this procedure, the patient is first injected with a tumescent solution (a mixture of local anesthesia and epinephrine to minimize pain and reduce bleeding). The solution causes the fat to swell and firm up, allowing it to be more easily removed. A laser is then used to treat the inside or back surface of the neck skin and musculature. And the thermal heat from the laser permanently destroys the fat cells.
Cervical Lipectomy involves a small incision made beneath the neck. Suited for patients with excess fatty tissue in the central region of the neck. The cervical lipectomy technique is often performed in combination with neck liposuction or platysmaplasty.
Appropriate for patients who present with a limited amount of skin laxity in the neck. A key benefit of this procedure is how it combines several aspects. Submentoplasty uses liposuction, cervical lipectomy, and platysmaplasty through a well-concealed T-shaped incision beneath the chin.
Recovering from Your Neck Lift
Immediately after your surgery, bruising, swelling, and stiffness can be expected. However, these symptoms generally subside within 2-4 weeks. And you can always manage them with prescribed medication. During your recovery, avoiding strain will be highly important. The more rest you give your body, the better your results should be.
Dr. Gabbay will provide you with a full list of instructions after your surgery. Each of these is designed to shorten recovery and help you achieve optimal results. If you have any questions during your recovery, let us know. We will be here for you at every step of your procedure from start to finish.
Schedule Your Consultation
Reach out to our Beverly Hills plastic surgeon today if you are looking to achieve a smoother, more youthful neck. With a neck lift, you can achieve a youthful look to match how you feel inside. Call us today at (310) 205-9500 to begin by scheduling your consultation!
*Results may vary