The Neck Lift gave this patient a better definition of the neck and a younger looking appearance.View Patient Details
What is a Neck Lift?
The neck lift is a procedure designed to give better definition to the neck line, lessen wrinkling, and diminish unsightly 'banding' in the neck. We find it to be an extremely versatile procedure in that it can help people showing the earliest signs of ageing as well as senior patients who want to improve their appearance with a relatively minor procedure.
Does the neck lift eliminate loose skin on my neck?
How can I get rid of my turkey neck?
Yes, a neck lift will eliminate excess skin on your neck, sometimes referred to as a turkey neck. A younger patient with good skin tone who has some fatty tissue under the chin and on the neck might be better served with liposuction. A patient who has lost a lot of weight and has sagging skin or 'bands' in his neck will have a very good result from this procedure. Older patients who don't want a radical change in their facial appearance but are bothered by the appearance of the neck are also excellent candidates.
A patient who has a small chin in addition to some fatty tissue or hanging skin will appear like he/she 'has no chin'. A neck lift in combination with a chin implant will dramatically improve not only the neckline, but also the overall appearance of the face. Patients in the mid thirties and older who notice some 'bands' (these are the edges of the platysma neck muscle), or folds of skin on the neck are candidates for a 'mini-necklift' with minimal incisions. In combination with a lower facelift, the neck lift also creates an excellent jaw line contour.
What is involved in the neck lift procedure?
Dr. Rodriguez performs the Neck Lift procedure under IV anesthesia in his AAAASF Accredited surgery center in Baltimore, Maryland. A small incision is made under the chin and excess fat is removed. The platysma neck muscle is tightened , excess skin is removed, and the area is elevated and tightened. The complete neck lift will require some incisions behind the ear. A neck garment is worn for the next week to maintain good contour of the neckline.
Before and After Neck Lift Photos
See our gallery of Before and After Neck Lift photos, all performed by Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years experience. Please note that all of these patients have given their written consent to use the photos at our web site. We are very grateful to our patients for participating in patient education!