Are you bothered by the aging appearance of your neck? When issues like sagging skin create the appearance of a double chin or “turkey neck”, it may be time to consider a neck contouring procedure, such as a neck lift. At Manhattan Surgical Care in New York City, we specialize in facial plastic surgery and can provide you with beautiful results. 

What Is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a facial plastic surgery procedure that focuses on removing excess loose skin and fat around the neck to smooth wrinkles and refine the contours of the neck and jawline. If needed, the underlying muscles are tightened as well.

A neck lift is performed under general anesthesia and takes around two hours to complete. You should be able to return home the same day as your surgery, but you will need to have someone drive you home. 

Most people will need around two weeks to recover from a neck lift. You may experience some post-treatment effects during the healing process that will subside over time. It can take around three months after your procedure for you to see the full results of your neck lift.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

If you have visible signs of aging around your neck, you may be a candidate for a neck lift. A neck lift can be performed to correct:

  • Wrinkles
  • Loose neck muscles
  • Vertical neck bands
  • Loss of definition around the neck and jawline
  • A double chin
  • Pockets of fat around the neck

Candidates for a neck lift should be in good overall health and should have realistic expectations for their procedure. The best way to know if a neck lift is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a skilled and qualified plastic surgeon. During the consultation, the surgeon will be able to analyze the condition of your neck to determine if surgery will help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Can a Neck Lift Be Combined with Other Facial Procedures?

While a neck lift can provide amazing results, you should consider combining your neck lift with other cosmetic facial procedures if you need more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. In some cases, a neck lift can be combined with a midface-lift to help address multiple issues across the face.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

When it comes to facial plastic surgery, it is essential that you choose a surgeon who has been properly trained to perform cosmetic facial procedures. Dr. Basil Pakeman specializes in cosmetic oculofacial surgery and is dedicated to providing patients with personalized care.

Schedule a Consultation Today

You don’t have to let the aging appearance of your neck stop you from feeling comfortable with the way you look. If you are interested in facial plastic surgery and want to know if you are a good candidate for a neck lift, contact Manhattan Surgical Care today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Basil Pakeman at our office in New York City.