ABOUT NECK LIFT SURGERY
Are you tired of wearing scarves or turtlenecks throughout the entire year just to conceal loose, flabby skin on your neck? If so, our team of accomplished plastic surgeons offers cosmetic enhancements at our office in Tacoma, WA to improve the appearance of an aging neck. Neck lift surgery serves to tighten the section under your chin, as well as the entire neck area, to diminish the appearance of a "double chin" or "turkey neck." By taking away the excess skin and fat while incorporating a tightening method to produce a softer neckline, this lower facial procedure at Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa can provide significant improvements to your profile. Before you call to schedule an appointment, read more about neck lift surgery and the beautiful results it can create.
Neck Lift Reviews
"Over the years, my face had began to fall/sag/droop, whatever word you want to use. I had very puffy areas under my eyes and my eye lids were so droopy that I stopped wear mascara because it wouldn't show anyway. I also have a bit of a recessed chin, so my 'turkey neck' was very visible. Those 3 things really bothered me. I am in outside sales and have to look energetic and enthusiastic and I was looking tired and old (even though I wasn't tired). I began researching face lifts about 5 years ago. I am not a stranger to cosmetic surgery, I have had breast augmentation and a tummy tuck, but I was much more nervous about my face. I visited many Cosmetic Surgeons from Bellevue to Seattle and on to Tacoma. I had different experiences with each of them. I never told any them that I had already been to others, because I wanted to hear their opinions/suggestions. Some were downright scary in what they were recommending, others were ok....but when I met with Dr. Woodman, he was spot on with everything I wanted. What I wanted was to look like I was refreshed, not that I had had surgery. I knew when I visited with Dr. Woodman, he was the one. I totally trusted that he completely understood what I wanted and could absolutely accomplish it. He also shared with me interesting knowledge that I hadn't known, which was surprising after how many Dr.'s I had been to for advice/suggestions. Truth be told, I went with my instincts and they served me well, as usual.I am not a shy person. so I told everyone I knew that I was getting it done. Most of them were horrified, especially the men. However, I am very happy to say that these same men are now constantly saying to me "Man, I cannot get over how great you look, you had an amazing surgeon!". Its funny that men comment on it more than women. I run into people that I haven't seen in years and they can't even tell I've surgery, they just think I am aging well. Its been a perfect experience for me, Dr. Woodman and his entire staff were thorough, knowledgeable, attentive....I cannot say enough great things about all of them. 5 star organization for sure!"- J.B. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2018
Men and women desiring neck lift surgery often battle visibly loose skin along the neckline. This hanging skin can be caused by numerous factors, including gravity, weight fluctuations, and aging. Regardless of the reason, dangling neck skin generally results in an unbecoming look that can only be addressed with skin removal and/or tightening. If your weight is stable, but you constantly feel frustrated by lines, wrinkles, and hanging skin on the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a great option for you.
During a neck lift procedure, general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed around your ears, and if necessary, underneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, fat removal with liposuction is completed first. Following that, any sagging or hanging skin will be trimmed away and the remaining skin will be pulled tight. This tightening method is performed until the desired contour, shape, and smoothness has been attained. Although sutures are used to close the incision, scarring should not be visible due to the location of your incisions. An injection, such as Kybella, may also be used to enhance your results. Furthermore, other nonsurgical alternatives can help the skin's surface, such as laser treatments or a peel, to create a soft and smooth appearance.
WHAT TO EXPECT
After neck lift surgery, there will most likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these effects will go away after a week or two. It's important to rest and cease any high-impact movements and activities for several weeks to allow yourself plenty of time to heal. During your recovery, fitted tops should be avoided. You should see the effects of your results almost immediately.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does a neck lift cost?
The price of your neck lift will be discussed during your consultation. Once we have created your treatment plan, we can estimate your costs. To make your neck lift affordable, Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa accepts many payments methods. We can also give you information about low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical options?
Surgery is the only way to excise loose skin, especially if it hangs or droops. While there are a few nonsurgical skin tightening treatments that can produce some improvements, surgery provides more dramatic enhancements to the contours of your neck. A new and popular treatment called Kybella reduces fat in the upper neck, but it does not address loose skin.
Will I have visible scars?
Neck lift surgery does involve incisions below the chin and two more near the ears. However, these are placed so that they are difficult for others to see. We make every effort during your surgery to limit visible scarring. You will also be given scar care instructions that will help your incisions to heal properly so they are thin and flat.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
During your consultation, you can mention that you may be considering another procedure, such as a facelift or a chin implant, in addition to a neck lift. It is common for these additional procedures to be combined to achieve the best results. If you have any concerns about a weak chin or undefined jawline, talk to us so we can work with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your needs and goals, you may want to combine a neck lift with liposuction. This can help if you have both excess skin and pockets of fat in your neck. We will help you decide whether a lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.
Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" appearance and achieve the firm and smooth neck of your desires. If you feel self-conscious about hanging skin on your neck, we welcome you to contact Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa in Tacoma, WA to schedule your appointment. Surgical neck lifts performed by our skilled surgeons have changed the self-esteem of so many men and women. We look forward to sharing this amazing cosmetic treatment with you.