Even though the neck sits directly below the face, it does not always get the same love and care as the face does. This, combined with sun exposure and repeated movement, causes the neck to be one of the first places to show the visible signs of age.
The neck and décolleté often develop sagging skin, loose muscles, and excess fat, leading to a double chin or a “turkey neck.” Neck lift surgery addresses these concerns and creates a youthful pedestal for your face.
Dr. Beverly Friedlander offers neck lift surgery for patients in Short Hills, New Jersey.Have a Question
What is Neck Lift surgery?
Age, sun exposure, and environmental damage cause the facial tissues to move south and the neck skin to loosen. Neck lift surgery tightens and repositions muscles, removes fat, and trims excess skin to reveal a smoother and more contoured neck.
Am I a candidate for Neck Lift surgery?
This surgery rejuvenates the neck and jawline by correcting the signs of aging in that area—this procedure is not designed to alter your facial features. Women and men who have localized neck skin and muscle laxity may benefit from this procedure.
Ideal neck lift candidates:
- Do not smoke
- Are in good overall health
- Do not have medical concerns that impair healing
- Have realistic expectations
What are the benefits of Neck Lift surgery?
Women consider neck lift surgery to:
- Reduce vertical banding on the neck
- Correct sagging skin and loose muscles
- Eliminate fatty deposits in the neck
- Improve the jawline
To see if you are a candidate for a neck lift, contact Dr. Beverly Friedlander by calling (973) 524-7124.
What can I expect during my Neck Lift consultation with Dr. Bev?
Your consultation with Dr. Bev is critical to a successful neck lift.
During this meeting, Dr. Friedlander will:
- Discuss your goals and expectations
- Evaluate your skin and tissue laxity
- Recommend additional procedures, if necessary
- Design your surgical plan
How is a Neck Lift preformed?
Neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia with the assistance of an anesthesiologist who will be present throughout your procedure.
Where are my Neck Lift incisions made?
Neck lift incisions are made behind the ear and under the chin. The location of these incisions makes them easy to conceal under hair or makeup. Neck lift surgery tightens the underlying muscles and trims excess skin in the neck and chin region.
Should I combine my Neck Lift with a Facelift?
While a facelift usually involves the combination of a neck lift, a neck lift can be performed as a standalone procedure if there is only laxity on the neck. It is essential to maintain facial harmony and balance. Unfortunately, this is not always possible with a single cosmetic procedure. If necessary, Dr. Friedlander may suggest additional facial surgeries that will maintain an overall youthful complexion.
This combination may include:
- Liposuction of the neck, to get rid of submental fatty deposits
- Facelift surgery, to restore youthful facial contours
- Eyelid surgery, to reduce sagging and hooding of the eyelids
- Brow lift surgery, to raise sagging eyebrows
What can I expect during my Neck Lift recovery?
Neck lift surgery—even if it is performed in combination with a facelift or other facial rejuvenation surgery—is an outpatient procedure.
You will be bruised, swollen, and sore after your neck lift. All post-operative discomfort can be lessened or alleviated with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication. You can help reduce this discomfort and swelling further by keeping your head elevated at all times, as this will promote proper blood circulation.
Most patients return to work within one to two weeks—depending on the nature of their job, but should avoid strenuous exercise for at least four weeks.
Are there any risks associated with Neck Lift surgery?
Neck lift surgery is invasive, and therefore, complications are possible. While rare, these complications can include:
- Blood clots
You can help reduce your risk of these complications by following all of Dr. Friedlander’s recommendations before and after the procedure.
When will I see my Neck Lift results?
The results of your neck lift will start to become apparent immediately following your neck lift and will continue to improve and take form over the following weeks and months as the bruising and swelling disappear.
You will be able to enjoy your neck lift results for many years; however, neck lift surgery does not stop the natural aging process. You can help to prolong the quality of your results by staying out of the sun, keeping your skin hydrated, and following a healthy lifestyle.
Schedule a Neck Lift consultation
If you would like to set up a consultation with Dr. Friedlander and learn your neck lift cost, contact our offices by calling (973) 524-7124. Dr. Friedlander performs neck lift surgery for patients in Short Hills, New Jersey, and the surrounding Chatham areas.