It is not uncommon for patients undergoing face lifting treatments to also receive a neck lift procedure as well. Much like other cosmetic procedures, the purpose of a neck lift is to restore firmness and vitality to aging or sagging skin and muscle in the neck and jowl area.
There are a variety of techniques employed to perform a neck lift procedure and each boasts outstanding benefits, including
- A decrease in excess skin in the neck and jowl region
- Improvement in skin texture and appearance
- Loss of accumulated fat under the chin
In some cases, this can be achieved by simply removing the excess skin in the neck, jowl, and lower jaw areas, or performing a liposuction procedure to remove excess fat that has accumulated beneath the chin. Other times, the surgeon must restructure the underlying muscle beneath the skin to ensure that you receive the optimal aesthetic outcome. Many patients prefer this procedure to other cosmetic solutions because it is one of the safest and most reliable treatments available and produces outstanding natural-looking results.
I am interested in a neck lift; how do I get started?
To determine if you are a candidate for a neck lift, Dr. Marashi or Dr. Ricciuti will perform an initial consultation to ensure that your medical history or any existing conditions do not prevent you from having the procedure performed. Before treatment, certain lifestyle changes may be necessary to ensure optimal results, such as
- Avoiding alcohol and foods with excess sugar or fat
- Refraining from taking nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin
- Abstaining from smoking
The neck lift procedure can be performed in a single surgical treatment under general anesthesia, which means patients sleep peacefully throughout the treatment. The individual needs of the patient will determine the specific surgical techniques employed to achieve the desired result.
Most of the time, a neck lift procedure is minimally invasive and only very small incisions are necessary to achieve the optimal outcome. This treatment can also be performed at the same time as other cosmetic procedures, such as a brow lift or a facelift.
To find out more about neck lift treatments and other cosmetic procedures available at Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery, please contact one of our offices in Charlotte, NC, Gastonia, NC, or Fort Mill, SC. Our office staff would be happy to assist you in scheduling an initial consultation with Dr. Marashi or Dr. Ricciuti, who will make treatment recommendations for restoring your youthful appearance.