Whether you’ve lost weight or simply wish to reverse the effects of aging, getting a neck lift can give you that edge you desire. At Blum Facial Surgery in Tracy, California, you’ll meet with expert facial reconstructive surgeon Mitchell Blum, MD, FACS. Dr. Blum specializes in tightening the skin around your neck and below your jawline for a smoother, more youthful look.
Your neck lift will be customized to fit your needs and desired outcome. Usually, it involves tightening your platysma muscle, which runs up the sides of your neck. This muscle tends to sag or separate as you get older, which adds to unsightly droopiness. Dr. Blum can also elevate soft tissues below your jawline, then get rid of extra skin or fat.
Yes. If you have extra fat around your neck that is clearly visible, Dr. Blum will likely suggest having a neck lift with liposuction. During your procedure, he’ll remove the excess fat, then trim away any extra skin.
Adding liposuction to your neck lift improves the appearance of your jawline and leaves you with a slimmer, more youthful-looking neck. Dr. Blum can talk with you about having liposuction during your surgery, as it may improve the outcome of your neck lift.
Your scarring will be very minimal and potentially unnoticeable over time. Since Dr. Blum has extensive surgical training, he’s highly skilled at hiding incisions behind your ears or other areas that are out of sight. He can even place sutures underneath your skin to further hide the incision sites.
The neck lift procedure is an outpatient surgery, meaning you can expect to return home shortly after surgery. You’ll need moderate sedation and local anesthesia, so arrange for someone to care for you for a day or so until they wear off.
Most men and women are back to work about a week after having a neck lift, but you may require more rest if your job is physically demanding. Dr. Blum can provide pain medications or suggest over-the-counter pain relievers to minimize any pain as you recover.
While you’ll experience slight swelling and bruising after your procedure, you should notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of your neck and jawline. You’ll be even more pleased with your new look as your neck continues to heal.