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Restoring firm, smooth skin can erase years from your appearance. Loose, sagging skin that has accumulated around your neck can obscure the contours of the chin and jawline, which can significantly age the appearance of your face. Neck lift surgery is designed to remove skin and fat from the jowls to restore an elegant neck and jawline. Neck lift surgery can correct the following:
  • Neck folds and wrinkles
  • Stubborn fat deposits
  • Hanging skin and tissue
  • An undefined jawline
  • Vertical “bands” on the neck

Neck Lift

Neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. The incisions are discreetly placed behind the ears or under the chin depending on the amount of correction needed. The platysma (neck) muscles are pulled together, tightened, and sewn in place. For a firm contour, the tissues are repositioned and excess skin is removed. The incisions are closed and secured with sutures.

Liposuction

Liposuction can be used for patients with stubborn fat deposits. A thin, hollow tube (cannula) vacuum sucks out the excess fat that has accumulated. This helps to slim the neck and create better definition in the area.

Recovery

Following your surgery, you will experience bruising and swelling. It is common for the neck to feel tight and numb. Bruising should subside after four or five days. The feeling of tightness may remain for several months. Avoid strenuous physical activities until you receive doctor approval to resume them.

Results

The results of neck lift surgery are long lasting. Your incisions may result in mild scarring that is likely to fade over time. Neck lift surgery does not prevent future age-related sagging.

Commonly Combined Procedures

Neck lifts are commonly combined with facelift surgery to achieve overall facial rejuvenation. Combining the two procedures can bring a better harmony to your facial balance. Dr. Barlow can achieve a beautiful, graceful contour between the face and neck when combining procedures. During your initial consultation, Dr. Barlow will evaluate your features and determine if you would benefit from a facelift as well as a neck lift. If you are considering neck lift surgery and would like more information, please call Annapolis at 410-224-2395 or Tyson’s Corner at 703-448-3800 or fill out our online contact form.

"The best thing about the surgery for me was how comforting Dr. Barlow was. Getting any surgery is always nerve wracking, but anytime Dr. Barlow came in the room and would begin talking ”all of my fears would go away."

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