Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Schreiber, knows what it takes to rejuvenate the neck to give you a more youthful, refreshed appearance. As an oupatient procedure, a necklift can make a huge difference not only in the way you look, but also in the way you feel about yourself. Making you look as good as you feel is important to Dr. Schreiber, and a necklift is very good at achieving this in the right patient. If you’re not ready for a full facelift and you have excess, hanging skin on your neck, then you should consider a necklift. Check out some necklift before and after pictures to see if a necklift is what you’re looking for. When you ready to find out more about what a necklift can do for you, call Dr. Schreiber’s office for a consultation. Not ready to come in yet? Email Dr. Schreiber to get some general information and ask a few questions as he strives to answer his email questions within 24 hours.
Reasons for Considering a Necklift:
Excess hanging neck skin
Looseness of the neck muscles causing “bands” to form
Unhappy with the appearance of your neck, but not ready for a facelift yet
Necklift – General Procedure
A necklift can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Consult with a plastic surgeon you trust to determine which one is right for you. The incisions for a necklift follow the lines around the earlobes and extend back behind the ear and into the hairline. A small incision is also made underneath the chin to help with tightening the neck muscles. This way, the incisions stay inconspicuous and heal very well. Dr. Schreiber will then lift the skin off of the underlying neck muscles. This allows him to tighten the neck muscles in order to help establish a long-lasting improved contour to the neck. Tightening the neck muscles also gives a more youthful, smooth contour to the neck.
The next step involves pulling back the skin of the neck and any excess skin is removed. Stitches are used to secure the skin back behind the ears. The entire procedure takes about 3 hours and it’s done as an outpatient. If you’d like to stay overnight in the hospital, arrangements can be made for this at a very affordable rate.
Necklift – Recovery Process
The stitches in front of the ears are removed 3-5 days after the procedure. The stitches behind the ear are removed about 7 days after the necklift procedure.
Dressings are placed right after the operation and they stay on for 3 days. Following the removal of the dressings three days later, you can shower and wash your hair.
Men as well as women are good candidates for a necklift, and the discomfort is minimal. Any associated discomfort is well controlled with oral pain medications. After a necklift and most plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Schreiber also prescribes antibiotcs to help prevent any infection.