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Everything You Need To Know About Neck Lift Surgery

Neck lift surgery is an invasive surgical procedure that can remove years off the appearance of the neck.

The skin of the neck is as sensitive as the skin on the face. Therefore, the aging effects of the face are equally impacting and seen on the neck. Rejuvenation surgery of the face and neck requires the highest level of expertise by an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Torgerson. Dr. Torgerson performs such a complex procedure to ensure beautiful results free from any “pulling” effects that can arise from a poorly executed procedure.

Achieve A Dramatic Change

Customizable Procedure

Necklift surgery is a highly customizable procedure that is ideal for people who want to achieve a dramatic change in the appearance of their neck. Neck lift surgery can successfully achieve the following improvements:

  • Tighten loose skin on the neck
  • Tighten loose muscles in the neck
  • Reduce horizontal wrinkles on the neck
  • Improve skin laxity
  • Improve neck contour
  • Improve jawline contour
  • Reduce the appearance of jowls
  • Remove a “turkey neck” with liposuction of excess fat under the chin
  • Remove a double chin
  • Remove excess skin on the chin and neck

Neck Lift Improvements

How Old Do I Have To Be For A Neck Lift?
There is no right age for necklift surgery. People who are experiencing excessive skin laxity in their neck and who would like to acquire a more aesthetically pleasing neckline are ideal candidates for this surgical procedure. Most patients who undergo neck lift surgery are over the age of 45 and usually pair their neck lift procedure with a mini face lift or full facelift.
What Type Of Sedation Do I Need?
Neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia where the patient is fully unconscious during their operation.
How Long Does The Surgery Take?
Neck lift surgeries generally take about 2 to 3 hours to complete. They are often paired with a facelift or mini facelift procedure, which will entail a longer operation.
Where Will I Have My Incision Scars?
Incisions are made close to the chin bone so that they are not easily visible during the tightening of neck muscles and underlying tissue. If excess fat under the chin is being removed, then small incisions are made underneath and behind the earlobe. Patients are required to come in 5 to 7 days after surgery to remove stiches. Once healed, the incision lines should heal as undetectable, thin fine lines.
What Should I Expect After Neck Lift Surgery?
Immediately after your neck lift surgery, patients are required to wear a neck bandage or a neck strap for the first 4 to 5 days to help minimize swelling. Visible bruising and swelling should subside after a week. Patients are recommended to take 2 weeks off of work to allow the adequate healing of their neck area.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
Neck lift surgery requires 2 weeks downtime. Most people are able to return to their normal activities shortly after the 2-week post-op period. Patients can expect tightness in the neck area for several months after their procedure due to the tightening of the neck muscles.

If you are unhappy with the way that your neck is aging and would like to rejuvenate your neck and jawline area, then you may be a good candidate for a necklift procedure. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Torgerson!

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