Neck Lift Procedure
Neck lift surgery may be performed with local anesthesia for a limited necklift or IV sedation anesthesia for a full necklift. In sedation anesthesia, IV medication is given that allows the patient to breathe on their own yet feel nothing. Depending on the aesthetic needs of the patient, Dr. Sanders performs liposuction to remove excess fat, platysmaplasty to remove and tighten the underlying neck muscles, and removal of excess skin. While some Los Angeles neck lift patients require only skin tightening, others need a combination of all three procedures to achieve the best possible outcomes. As a result, time in surgery varies from one to several hours.
In a necklift, incisions are made under the sideburn, along the edge of the front of the ear, and then behind the ear and into the hair. If only a limited necklift is performed, the muscle will be tightened from the side, avoiding the need for an incision under the chin and the need for drainage tubes. If there are noticeable muscle bands in front of the neck, however, those are usually sutured together by means of an incision beneath the chin. To accomplish this, the skin must be lifted off of the front of the neck and this usually requires the use of drainage tubes after surgery. A light head dressing is applied after surgery and this is removed, along with the drains, after several days. An elastic bandage is then worn for about a week.
Dr. Sanders’ reputation is such that it attracts neck lift patients from throughout the greater Los Angeles area, including Encino and San Fernando Valley. In the paragraphs below, Dr. Sanders explains the neck lift procedure and the results this treatment helps achieve.
Neck Lift Surgery: Is It for Me?
Neck lift is a surgical procedure that helps reduce or eliminate band lines, excess skin and fatty tissue deposits from the neck area. This surgical treatment also tightens skin of the neck, creating a beautifully contoured, youthful neckline. This may involve tightening loose muscle, removal of excess fat and/or skin, or a combination of these procedures.
Good Candidates for a Neck Lift
A person is usually considered a good candidate for a neck lift if he or she:
- Is in good health
- Has loose and/or sagging skin of the neck and jowl
- Has a double chin or excess fat under the chin
- Has vertical lines, or bands, on the neck
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?
Because a neck lift may involve between one and three procedures in order to achieve the patient’s desired results, the price can vary. Dr. Sanders can discuss these factors with you during your private consultation, during which he can provide you with a price estimate that is based on your needs. Financing options that create an affordable monthly payment method with low to zero interest are also available to you as his patient.
Recovering from Neck Lift Surgery
Immediately following neck lift surgery, you may experience mild to moderate discomfort, which can be alleviated with doctor-prescribed medication, if needed. You will need to wear the compression bandages that the doctor applied for another one or two weeks. Bruising and swelling is normal during this time, and typically subsides within two weeks. To help reduce swelling, sleep with your head elevated with a couple of pillows for one to two weeks. Rest as much as possible for the first 10-14 days. After this, you may return to normal activities such as work, driving and light exercise. Most patients look quite normal by two weeks.
Other Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures
Dr. Sanders is one of the most highly accomplished plastic surgeons in LA. Over the course of his career, Dr. Sanders has helped numerous Los Angeles facelift, brow lift and facial implants patients realize their aesthetic dreams. In addition, he is renowned as a talented rhinoplasty and ear surgery specialist who uses these procedures to create proportionate, elegant facial profiles. Please peruse the respective pages to learn more about these and other treatments performed by Dr. Sanders.
If you would like to learn how neck lift in Los Angeles & Encino can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, please use our contact page to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. George Sanders.
Is a sagging neck or jowls betraying your age, or worse — causing you to look much older? A smoother, tighter neck and an accentuated, elegant jawline can shave years off of your appearance. You can achieve this with a neck lift.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanders and find out if a neck lift is right for you. Contact his office today by calling (818) 981-3333.