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What is a Neck lift?

Since the neck has some of the thinnest skin in the body, the neck is one of the first places in the body affected by aging. This can appear as loose, sagging skin below the chin, “crepey” and lost definition of the jawline. If you’re tired of the the “turkey-waddle” you see in the mirror, you might want to consider neck lift surgery.

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that is designed to improve the appearance of the neck area by removing excess skin and fat, and tightening the underlying muscles and tissues. This procedure is typically performed on patients who are bothered by signs of aging in the neck area, such as sagging skin (“turkey neck”), creased or “crepey” skin on the neck, the appearance of “bands” or cords in the neck and lost definition of the neck and jawline.

A neck lift can help to restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance to the neck area, and can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift. In some cases, liposuction may be performed in conjunction with a neck lift to further contour the neck and jawline.

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Neck lift Candidates:

Candidates for a neck lift are typically men or women who are bothered by signs of aging in their neck area and want to achieve a more youthful and toned appearance. Some common reasons why a person may be a good candidate for a neck lift include:

  • Sagging skin
  • Excess fat
  • Wrinkles
  • “Bands” or cords

It’s important to note that a neck lift is a surgical procedure that involves recovery time. Candidates for a neck lift should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the procedure.

Frequently asked questions

About Neck lift Surgery at Peoria Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Gal is experienced in all aspects of facial rejuvenation surgery and will tailor your necklift surgery to your specific goals and physical exam. Often a neck lift is incorporated into a facelift surgery since they use common incision sites. However, if your main concern is your neck, this can be done as an individual procedure.

Neck lift versus Neck lipo

These two procedures may seem similar, but they are quite different. A neck lift addressed sagging skin, loose muscle and connective tissue along with fat. Neck liposuction addresses excess fat below the chin and does not address loose skin.

If you are mainly bothered by a double chin and have good skin elasticity, then neck lipo may be the right procedure for you. However, if loose, sagging skin is an issue, then a neck lift is likely needed for satisfying results. To find out which procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gal, a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Gal works closely with every one of her cosmetic surgery patients to provide accurate, honest information and address every concern.

Recovery after a Neck lift

Recovery after a neck lift is very similar as for a facelift, with most patients back to work and social activities within 2 to 3 weeks. You may feel comfortable going out in public sooner, this all depends on the extent of your neck lift and your comfort level.

Why Peoria Cosmetic Surgery?

Undergoing neck lift at our clinic offers several benefits to women and men who are bothered by signs of aging in the neck area, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and the appearance of “bands” or cords in the neck. Our team provides personalized care, state-of-the-art technology, an experienced surgeon, and a comprehensive range of services to ensure that each patient achieves the best possible outcome from their procedure.

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