The neck is one of the first places to show the telltale signs of aging. A neck lift effectively eliminates deep creasing and sagging skin in the neck for a more youthful profile. This surgical procedure offers dramatic improvements to the appearance of the neck that will last many years.
Who is it For?
Dr. Madnani may recommend a neck lift for the following concerns:
- Loss of definition between the jawline and the neck
- Loose skin under the chin (known as a turkey wattle)
- Deep horizontal creases around the neck
- Excess skin around the neck that creates a sagging appearance
Dr. Madnani customizes the neck lift procedure to accommodate a patient’s unique concerns and desired results. A neck lift may be performed alone or in combination with other procedures like a facelift or skin rejuvenation treatment to enhance the outcome. Liposuction may also be used with the neck lift to effectively remove pockets of fat for a better defined neck contour.
How does it Work?
Dr. Madnani typically performs a neck lift using local anesthesia with some oral medications. Depending on the specific issues to be addressed, incisions may be placed in a natural skin crease under the chin or behind the ears to effectively camouflage the incisions.
Dr. Madnani tightens underlying muscles using a variety of techniques to produce improved definition. Fat pockets can be removed with liposuction, which involves insertion of a narrow cannula into the fat tissue to gently suction fat cells away. Underlying tissue and muscle is carefully replaced to the original position before skin is redraped and closed.
What are Results Like?
A neck lift takes about an hour, depending on the amount of work to be done. A dressing is worn for a few days after the procedure. Post procedure discomfort is minimal and oral medication can be taken to manage this.
Patients generally return to work after a few days and regular exercise after two weeks. Results are immediately visible and will last many years.
Dr. Madnani is experienced in a wide range of neck lift techniques, allowing him to customize the procedure to a patient’s specific needs. To learn more about this procedure, contact Dr. Madnani’s office at 212-203-8591.
*Individual results may vary.