Neck Lift in Newport Beach
One of the first signs of aging occurs in the neck. Some of the common signs include vertical bands, excess skin or fat in the neck, a “turkey wattle” neck, and loss of the jawline. A neck lift can be performed as a stand-alone procedure if the upper face including the cheeks and eyes are not a concern. However, a neck lift can be combined with eyelid surgery, brow lift, or facial fat grafting. For a more comprehensive approach to the face, a facelift may be a better option. Each patient has unique features of aging, Dr. Razfar will take a patient-specific approach to determine which treatment plan is right for you.
Am I A Candidate?
A neck lift is a great procedure for patients whose primary aging concerns are within the neck
region while they are still happy with their upper face. The following issues are common causes
to undergo neck lift procedure:
- Vertical bands in the neck results from looseness in the muscles of the neck
- Excess fat in the chin area resulting in double-chin or “turkey wattle”
- Excess fat near the jawline resulting in jowls
- Skin sagging and looseness that results in a blunted jawline
Excessive fat underneath the neck and chin can result from aging and hereditary factors. This can result in facial imbalance and an aged appearance. Neck liposuction is a specialized procedure that removes this fat from the neck and chin area to improve the neck contour.
How is Liposuction performed?
Small incisions are made underneath the chin and the earlobe. The neck is then injected with local anesthesia and a liposuction cannula is used to remove fat beneath the skin. A neck wrap is placed to reduce swelling and bruising after the procedure.
Am I A Candidate?
Patients with excess fat in the neck despite diet and exercise are good candidates for neck liposuction. Patients often complain of a double chin and heaviness around the jawline. Those who are interested in liposuction should have good skin tone around the neck for better results. removed about 1 week after surgery. Swelling will slowly resolving over the next 2-3 weeks. Detailed post-operative instructions will be explained thoroughly before and after surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
The incisions are placed in the hairline and natural creases in front and behind the ear. Once these are completely healed, the scars will be well camouflaged and nearly undetectable.
Non-surgical facelift or liquid facelift is an option for patients with mild to moderate signs of facial aging with no significant tissue sagging. A combination of Botox, soft tissue fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma), fat grafting, and laser skin resurfacing are used to provide comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Dr. Razfar with discuss both surgical and non-surgical options to determine which one will benefit you.
There are different stages to the recovery. There will be significant swelling and bruising for the first week or so. This is associated with mild discomfort as the swelling improves. The stitches are removed about 1 week after surgery. Swelling will slowly resolving over the next 2-3 weeks. Detailed post-operative instructions will be explained thoroughly before and after surgery.