What is Neck Lift Surgery?
Do you wear turtlenecks and scarves even in the summer to cover the loose, flabby skin on your neck? If so, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao provides neck lift surgery at his office in Tucson, AZ to improve upon the appearance of an aging neck. This cosmetic surgery reshapes and tightens the section on the underside of your chin and the entire neck to remedy the appearance of a "double chin" or "turkey neck." By surgically excising this excess tissue and fat while using a tightening method to produce a softer neckline, neck lift surgery at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery can create dramatic and impressive enhancements to your profile. Before you call to schedule your initial consultation, read more about neck lift surgery and the wonderful results it can give you.
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What are the benefits of a neck lift?
Some nonsurgical treatments can provide minor improvements to the neck area, but these methods are not as effective as surgery. A neck lift creates dramatic and long-lasting results while addressing multiple cosmetic issues at the same time. Dr. Rao can tailor your surgery to provide the specific outcomes that you desire.
A neck lift can:
- Tighten loose or sagging skin on the neck and jawline
- Remove excess fat from the neck and chin area
- Create a more defined jawline
- Improve the appearance of wrinkles and folds in the neck area
- Produce a smoother and more youthful neckline
In addition, this surgery can be combined with other cosmetic procedures to provide even more comprehensive rejuvenation results.
Who is a candidate for a NECK LIFT?
Patients in Tucson, AZ seeking neck lift surgery deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin on the neck. Loose neck skin can make you appear older or more tired, but in most cases, these cosmetic issues can be fixed with skin removal and tightening. If you are physically healthy and at a good weight but feel embarrassed by excess skin, wrinkles, and lines beneath your chin and throughout your neck, then this surgery may be an excellent option to achieve the look you want.
Unwanted extra skin can be caused by a number of factors in or out of our control, including:
- Weight Loss
- Skin elasticity
- Sun damage
What to Expect during NECK LIFT
During a neck lift procedure, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed around your ears, while another one might also be created underneath your chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, fat removal with liposuction would first be performed. Following that, any sagging or hanging skin will be carefully excised, and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight. This technique is conducted until the desired shape and contour have been achieved. Although sutures are used, scars should not be noticeable since they were placed beneath your chin.
How long is recovery after a NECK LIFT?
After a neck lift, there may be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these side effects will lessen with each passing day. You should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous movements and activities for a couple of weeks to ensure that you have a safe recovery. During this time, wearing fitted clothing near the neck should be avoided. You should see visible aesthetic differences almost immediately. It's been noted by many of Dr. Rao's patients that neck lift surgery produces some of the most stunning enhancements to one's overall look.
NECK LIFT FAQ
How much does a neck lift cost?
The cost of your neck lift can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Rao. Once he has created your personalized treatment plan, he can accurately estimate your costs for the facility, anesthesia, and miscellaneous fees. To help make your neck lift affordable, Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ accepts many payments methods, and we can provide you with information regarding low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical options?
Surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, especially if it hangs or droops. While there are several nonsurgical skin tightening treatments that can produce mild to moderate improvements, surgery offers the most significant transformations to smooth and redefine the contours of your neck. A new and popular treatment called Kybella reduces fat in the upper neck, but it does not remove or improve loose skin.
Will I have visible scars?
Your neck lift will begin with the creation of an incision beneath the chin and two more near the ears, all of which are placed strategically so they are difficult for others to see. Dr. Rao makes every effort during your surgery to avoid visible scarring. You will be given scar care instructions that will help your incisions to heal properly so they lay thin and flat on the skin.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
During your consultation, you can mention that you may be considering another procedure, such as a facelift or a chin implant, in addition to a neck lift. It is common for these additional procedures to be combined to achieve your ideal results. If you have any concerns related to a weak chin or undefined jawline, talk to Dr. Rao so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses these issues.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your needs and goals, you may want to get a neck lift with liposuction. This can help if you have both excess skin and pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Rao will help you decide whether a lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- Up to $7,200
Get a softer Neckline
Say goodbye to your unattractive "turkey neck" profile and attain the tighter and smoother neck of your wants. If you're tired of feeling self-conscious about the loose skin and wrinkles present on this visible area of the body, please contact Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery to learn more about this effective surgery and your potential candidacy. Cosmetic neck lift surgery by Dr. Rao has improved the look and confidence of so many men and women throughout Tucson, AZ and beyond. We look forward to sharing this outstanding cosmetic procedure with you.
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