The necklift is a cosmetic procedure which aims to smooth and tighten lax skin along the jowls and chin in patients noticing the gravitational effects of aging. Dr. John LeRoy performs necklift surgery to revitalize the appearance of aging effects on the lower third of the face of both men and women.
In addition to improving the appearance of lax skin and muscle of the neck (often referred to as a waddle or jowls), the necklift also further enhances the results of other facial procedures, such as a facelift, brow lift, and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), to contribute to a more natural-looking overall facial rejuvenation.
The necklift procedure varies depending on what the individual patient needs. Liposuction can remove excess fat in the neck area, and depending on how the patient’s aging has progressed, Dr. LeRoy can eliminate excess sagging skin or tighten the underlying platysma (neck) muscles to maximize the procedure’s rejuvenating effect.
Most necklift patients (depending on whether muscle tightening was required) will be able to resume their normal activities within two weeks of their surgery. As with any surgical procedure, Dr. LeRoy advises necklift patients to avoid any strenuous activity and to wear the appropriate post-procedure dressings for several days following their procedure to minimize the risk of post-procedure swelling, infection, or scarring.
While every patient has different medical and aesthetic needs, combining a necklift with another rejuvenating procedure like a facelift can be an effective way to achieve a more comprehensive rejuvenation with less recovery time and cost than would result from performing each procedure separately.
While a necklift is not necessarily temporary, it cannot stop the aging process, so the skin will continue to grow lax with natural effects of aging. For patients who want to maintain their youthful results for longer by continuing to address signs of aging as they arise, Band Aid Skin Tightening is a non-surgical treatment that uses precise heat energy to tighten and re-firm aging skin.
Ideal candidates for a necklift procedure are those who are overall healthy but are unhappy with sagging skin in the neck area. For patients who desire fat removal from the chin but do not need excess skin removed, Band Aid Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that can meet their needs.
If you are interested in learning more about your options, please contact our office for more information or to schedule a consultation.