Laxity in skin, muscle and fat under the chin lead to the appearance of multiple chins. Relaxation of neck muscles can result in vertical bands running from the chin to the base of the neck. Neck fat tends to descend and pooch out with aging. Unfortunately the fat under the chin is often hereditary and unaffected by dieting and weight loss. Younger individuals may derive benefits from isolated liposuction since their tissues are still elastic and can conform to the new thinner contour of the neck following fatty tissue removal.
The fat removed from the neck can easily be recycled and transferred to deep creases and wrinkles helping to plump them out.
The best candidate for a neck lift is a physically healthy man or woman who is realistic in their expectations and looking to minimize the appearance of sagging skin in the neck area and under the jaw line.
Neck lifts typically require two to four hours to complete and can be performed in a surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient surgery center or in a hospital.
The procedure typically involves general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation.
Neck Lift Recovery Care
We are continuously dedicated to giving our patients the attention they deserve during their period of recovery. Our neck lift patients will receive a neck lift recovery care package as part of their experience with SDMD. It is important that we make your neck lift recovery time as comfortable as possible. For more information about neck lift recovery, head over to our recovery care page.
Contact Steven H. Dayan, M.D. about neck lift surgery.