Signs of aging show up in various ways. Some people get deep lines and wrinkles in their faces, some people lose facial volume, while others start to get sagging skin on their face and neck. Many people find that excess skin tissue on their neck hinders their appearance and causes them to look much older than they are. The “turkey wattle” is an uncomplimentary feature that many wish to rid themselves of. At Imagine Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hardesty and his team use many unique treatments to help their patients get the results they desire. Thus, meeting our motto of “One Goal, Many Options.”
The neck lift is a facial enhancement procedure that helps to tighten the muscles on the neck while removing excess skin and fat. This method is more isolated than that of a general facelift, and it helps to contour the jawline for a younger appearance. The neck lift is often done in a combination of other procedures such as a facelift, cheek lift, or liposuction. All of these procedures help to visibly change signs of facial aging. To help patients feel confident in their appearance without extensive surgery, we offer the neck lift as a standalone procedure.
Our goal for this procedure is to help our patients get natural results that will help them feel and look years younger. The incisions used in the neck lift procedure will be made in inconspicuous places so that when healed, they are virtually unnoticeable. With these small access sites, Dr. Hardesty will help to tighten the underlying muscles while removing any excess skin and fat that has caused premature signs of aging or sagging. With Dr. Hardesty’s facelift methods, you are not only restoring a youthful profile but also restoring your confidence.
At a consultation appointment, Dr. Hardesty will go over your desired results and perform an examination of your skin type and quality. He will also review your medical history. Through this consultation, Dr. Hardesty will create a personalized treatment plan for you and determine which method(s) will deliver the best results. You should plan on spending an hour meeting with Dr. Hardesty for this consultation.
The general neck lift procedure is fairly simple. Small incisions are made under the chin or behind the ears. After the incisions are made, the platysma muscle (muscle from the chest to chin) is tightened. Then any excess skin or fat is extracted and the tissue and skin are repositioned on the neck.
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This method is an alternative to the traditional neck lift. Z-Plasty is beneficial for candidates that have redundant skin, unwanted neck fat, and some skin creases. This method rearranges the tissue in the neck at two different angles. This approach has been used on various body parts for centuries and has the ability to completely rejuvenate sagging skin in the neck into a more defined, natural-looking profile. This technique can be performed with local anesthesia, so no heavy sedation is required. Talk with Dr. Hardesty to learn more about this neck rejuvenation procedure.
This technique is a combination of liposuction and Thermi Injectable Radio Frequency. First, the liposuction is used through small incisions made around the earlobe and chin/neck crease. Then the RF is used to help melt the residual fat while contouring the loose skin for a defined neck profile. Ideal candidates for this method have good skin elasticity with isolated superficial fat that is diet-resistant.
Kybella is an injectable designed for dissolving fat under the chin. This is an enzymatic fat reducer that is used on the chin and neck. This procedure is extremely convenient for patients since it is minimally-invasive, performed in-office, and does not require anesthesia. For the best results, this treatment often requires 3-4 sessions to dissolve any diet-resistant fat. The injections are designed to remove layers of fat without harming the underlying neck structures. The only limitation of this method is that skin laxity is not affected.
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The effects of a neck lift vary between patients. It highly depends on the skin quality, genetics, and lifestyle of the patient. Many patients enjoy their neck lift results for 10 to 15 years or more.
Neck lift costs vary widely. It highly depends on your specific treatment, the area where you are being treated, medical costs, and more. If you have any questions or concerns about finances, talk with our team at Imagine Plastic Surgery, we want to make you feel as comfortable as possible in all aspects of your procedure.
The risks of a neck lift are very similar to other surgeries. Bleeding and infection are possible but very unlikely. Dr. Hardesty will discuss all the risks of the procedure during your consultation appointment.
Dr. Hardesty will provide each patient with detailed instructions for pre-operative as well as post-operative care. For the healing process, you may be given a compression garment to wear to help with any swelling on the neck. For a smooth recovery, make sure to follow the instructions closely. If any pain, bruising, or swelling occurs, Dr. Hardesty will provide medications and tools to help during healing. He will also provide an anti-scar program. Many patients can return to work within a week or two after treatment, but strenuous activity should still be monitored for several weeks.
If you are interested in learning more about the neck lift procedures at Imagine Plastic Surgery, then contact our team today. To schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Hardesty, call the office, fill out our self-assessment surgery, or fill out an online form. Dr. Hardesty and his team help you to Imagine the Difference that these procedures can make in your life.