Neck lift Philadelphia, PA
A Neck lift can encompass a multitude of procedures designed to rejuvenate the neck and jawline. These procedures are designed for candidates for neck lift who are looking to address signs of aging in the underlying tissue of the neck that has undergone the aging process. Dr. Lozada, having performed various neck lift techniques, is committed to providing the highest quality aesthetic and reconstructive services for the neck area to all his patients in the Philadelphia area and New Jersey.
Rejuvenate and Revel in Neck Lift Benefits
A Neck Lift is more than an aesthetic upgrade; it’s a doorway to renewed confidence and youthful grace. This surgery is designed to enhance and tighten the skin around the neck, giving you a rejuvenated and refined appearance that resonates with elegance.
Reclaim your youthful contour, minimizing sagging and embracing an age-defying look.
Experience a boost in self-esteem with a revitalized appearance, giving you the confidence to shine.
Achieve a balanced facial profile by sculpting the neck, accentuating your natural beauty.
Before and After Neck lift Photos
* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.
Before Neck Lift: What happens to the neck as we age?
The neck anatomy consists of skin, fat, muscle, and deeper structures. As we age, our skin and muscle become loose, and gravity pulls all the components of the neck down. Importantly, we lose volume in our face and neck, and this volume loss coupled with the effects of gravity creates the tell-tale signs of aging, including jowling, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, excess fat under the chin, excess Neck skin or “turkey neck”, and platysmal banding or “cords” (deep vertical bands in front of the neck). It is important to understand which components of the neck need correction as not fixing every component will lead to suboptimal results. Therefore, choosing a facial plastic surgeon who has extensive training and experience in traditional neck lift techniques is critical to achieving a youthful neck contour.
At your initial consultation, Dr. Lozada will assess your cosmetic goals and suggest a customized plan to address your concerns. Some patients may even benefit from rejuvenation procedures if they had experienced rapid weight loss that left sagging skin behind.
What is Neck lift?
A Neck lift can encompass a multitude of procedures designed to rejuvenate the neck and jawline and give patients a smooth neck and improved facial appearance. We can design a Neck lift to address the parts of the neck that have undergone the aging process. The surgeon can remove sagging skin (facelift procedure), bring together and tighten loose neck muscles (platysmaplasty), and remove or contour excess fat (liposuction and fat removal). Deciding which component(s) each individual needs is something a specialist must do and is also critical to achieving both natural and long-lasting results.
What is a Facelift?
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Who is an ideal Neck Lift Candidate?
Individuals who are considering a neck lift are typically looking for an improved facial appearance. With the natural aging process, many individuals experience extra skin in their neck area that may cause them to feel unhappy with their facial appearance. An ideal candidate for a neck lift is someone who is in good overall health and has realistic expectations for the results of the procedure.This type of facial surgery will help restore an elegant neck contour with minimal scarring. It can also reduce sags and wrinkles, as well as improve any signs of aging or sun damage.
It is important to determine which components of the neck (skin, muscle, fat) need to be addressed and an individualized surgical plan will be made for each patient. A qualified plastic surgeon will discuss your aesthetic concerns and devise a plan to help you achieve your desired results.
Understanding Neck lift: What is a Platysmaplasty?
Underneath the skin lies a very broad and thin muscle called the platysma. When we are young, this muscle creates a tight sling holding up the fat and deep structures of the neck. As we age the platysma becomes thin and weak and the overlying loose skin give the characteristic “turkey neck” appearance. The platysma muscle also is the origin of neck “cords” or vertical lines running off the midline of the neck. These are the visible muscle’s edges that you may see at rest or when someone sticks out their chin. In a platysmaplasty, we use a small incision under the chin to gain direct access to the neck. We are able to contour and remove fat directly and then address the platysma muscle. We do this by bringing the edges together with sutures to create a tight sling for the deep structures of the neck.
Recovering from a Neck lift procedure
The recovery period for a Neck lift can be variable depending on the specific techniques used and how the individual patient heals. It’s important for neck lift patients to follow all post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth healing process. More strenuous activities should be avoided during the initial stages of recovery. In general, a traditional neck lift recovery takes approximately 2 weeks. However, more minimally invasive procedures require only 4-5 days of recovery. Most patients will have about 75% of their recovery complete at 2 months and 100% at 6 months. Post-surgery, patients are typically prescribed pain medication to ensure a quick recovery and a refreshed appearance.
Immediately After Neck Lift Surgery
Immediately after a Neck lift, you will have a compression bandage placed over your chin and neck. The neck surgeries are not painful and mild analgesic medicine will be provided if necessary. Neck lift patients are advised to limit excessive neck movement during the first few days post-surgery to aid in the healing process.
The First 24 to 48 Hours After Your Neck Lift Surgery
It is important to take it easy the first day or two after the cosmetic surgery. The first day after surgery we remove your compression bandage. We’ll provide a lighter chin strap and you should wear it as often as possible for the first week. During this initial consultation, the recovery process and what to expect will be thoroughly discussed.
The First 2 Weeks After Neck Lift Surgery
Aside from wearing your chin strap for support and to help the skin shrink wrap down over the neck, you can resume almost all your normal activities. There might be mild bruising and swelling which fades in a couple of weeks. You may return to work and resume exercise 2 weeks after surgery.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Kirk Lozada?
Dr. Lozada is a Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon and Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeon. Dr. Lozada is committed to providing the highest quality aesthetic and reconstructive services for all his patients in the Philadelphia area and New Jersey.
At our office, a personalized treatment plan is essential, and we allow sufficient time during consultation to develop a unique understanding of each patient’s desires. Dr. Lozada completed his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and has trained with the top American Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey.
Dr. Kirk Lozada is currently a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has numerous publications and presentations in the field of facial plastic surgery.
Neck Lift Faqs
When the main issue is excess fat and the skin and muscle layer are youthful and healthy, then liposuction is an ideal procedure. We place very small incisions under the chin and behind the ears to allow a liposuction cannula to gently and safely remove excess fat under the chin and along the jawline. This procedure also stimulates the skin to contract and tighten giving a more crisp and youthful jawline. Liposuction is much more effective than Kybella (non-surgical injection) and has a faster recovery, it is also our preferred method to deal with fat under the jaw (double chin).
A direct Neck lift is typically reserved for men and is a fantastic procedure to remove the “turkey neck” deformity. Incisions are placed directly in the middle of the neck and allow the removal of fat, tightening of the muscle, and removal of excess skin. This surgical procedure will not change the contour of the lower jawline which makes this procedure much better for male patients.
The average cost of a Neck Lift in Philadelphia, PA will depend on the type of procedure recommended and the individual patient’s unique needs. That being said, factors to consider when determining the total cost of a Neck Lift include anesthesia fees, neck lift cost estimates, and the surgeon’s fee. In order to get an accurate estimate for your desired procedure in Philadelphia, PA it is best to consult with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon.
If you live near Philadelphia, PA, Lozada Facial Plastic Surgery offers Neck lift among its services and is also conveniently located at 1608 Walnut Street 9th Floor Suite 902B, Philadelphia, PA 19103.