If you’ve noticed that your neck is aging faster than you’d like, a neck lift can be a great way to refresh and rejuvenate. Often, patients combine neck and facelift surgeries for a beautiful, youthful update. At Adrien Aiache, MD, in Beverly Hills, California, you’ve got the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing your surgeon has over 40 years of experience in making patients look their very best. Book your appointment online or call the practice to speak with a team member.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that corrects the following issues.
During a neck lift, Dr. Aiache tightens both your skin and the underlying muscles to give you a smoother and more youthful-looking neck.
No. Neck lift and facelift are two separate procedures, however, many patients opt for both neck lift and facelift to achieve an overall youthful look. Dr. Aiache can do both procedures at the same time, which means you only need to undergo anesthesia once.
Neck lifts are usually done while you're asleep under general anesthesia. Dr. Aiache makes incisions under your chin or below your ears first. Next, he sews the underlying muscle fibers together more tightly, and then trims extra skin and fat.
Dr. Aiache repositions the skin in the optimal way and then secures it with small unobtrusive sutures. Finally, Dr. Aiache places bandages on the incision areas.
It depends on what your neck concerns are. If you simply have extra fat in your neck and you still have good skin elasticity, liposuction may work for you.
However, problems like wrinkles, cords around your neck, and sagging require neck lift surgery because it actually removes extra skin and repositions the skin.
For the first few days, keep your head elevated to reduce swelling. Take prescribed medicine as directed, and use cold compresses to help with swelling and pain. You may have bruising and swelling for anywhere from a week to 10 days.
Dr. Aiache typically removes your stitches at your one-week checkup, and by that time you'll usually feel comfortable. Most neck lift patients return to work in two weeks or less. Dr. Aiache advises you on when you can resume strenuous exercise. Usually, it's at least six weeks because you need to be fully healed before doing so.
Use the online booking tool to schedule your neck lift consultation at Adrien Aiache, MD, today.