This is a good procedure for women and men who have advanced facial aging that is most prominent in the neck area, with loose, sagging skin and extra folds (a condition known as a wattle or “turkey neck”).
“The loose, hanging skin of my neck was so embarrassing that I never wore anything except turtleneck shirts and blouses to hide it. After my neck lift I could wear any neckline. I still wear turtlenecks sometimes, but now I’m comfortable in anything!” —T.W. (age 56)
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About the Procedure
This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under general or local anesthesia, either in a free-standing surgical center or in the office. Dr. Kress begins the incision at the earlobe and curves in a gentle arc behind the ear. Through this incision the underlying tissue is tightened for a more natural appearance. A repair of the muscle separation in the front of the neck and/or liposuction in the area beneath the chin may also complement the neck lift. The excess skin is tightened and removed. Drains are seldom necessary, but may be used overnight at most. In many cases, a neck lift is performed along with a face lift procedure.
There is virtually no pain involved with neck lift plastic surgery. Frederick patients will have their sutures are removed within 7 to 10 days. Any bruising or swelling is gone within 10 to 14 days. Many people can return to work even before all of the sutures are removed. Persistent bruising can be addressed by our staff estheticians.
Neck lift patients see relief from the heaviness and excess skin that had accumulated on their neck and lower face. Softening of the wrinkles of the neck and elimination of the “turkey neck” also are possible, creating a healthier, more youthful appearance in the neck and lower face area.