Neck lift surgery addresses ptosis (sagging skin), fat deposits, vertical bands due to muscle laxity, and the neck’s overall appearance. Hanging skin under the jaw is often called turkey neck or turkey wattle, and many people in Sacramento want cosmetic surgery to avoid it. Weight gain, weight loss, sun damage, genetics, and simply aging can take their toll on the neck. Sacramento Surgical Arts can help smooth and tighten your neck for a smooth, subtle, more youthful appearance.
Cosmetic Neck Enhancement
The neck lift is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery in Sacramento. With a procedure, we lift and tighten the neck tissue by removing excess skin or fat. In some cases, we may tighten specific neck muscles. Some of our Sacramento neck lift patients may require only submental liposuction under the chin to get their desired appearance. Many people combine their neck lift with a full or mini facelift. We offer the best neck lift in Sacramento, and our doctors, nurses, and anesthesiologists will do our absolute best to ensure a safe, comfortable surgical experience. We look forward to seeing the sleek, subtle, natural-looking result.
Should I Get a Neck Lift?
A good candidate for neck lift surgery is someone in good health. They should also be able to get medical clearance before the operation. They should also have good skin elasticity. We can help you determine whether you will be a good candidate for a neck lift during your consultation. If you suffer from these aesthetic issues, Sacramento Surgical Arts may help restore your neck’s youthful appearance to people suffering from the following issues:
- Droopy or overly wrinkled neck skin
- Double chin caused by fat deposits
- Jawline jowling
- Vertical neck banding due to age-related laxity of platysmal neck muscles, known as platysmal bands
Get a Younger-Looking Neck in Sacramento
For mild jowling issues, we may be able to use injectable dermal fillers instead of a neck lift. Fillers can create a more contoured jawline and tighten the skin. If you would like to address wrinkles and horizontal necklines, we may be able to treat you with Botox® or perform non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as neck rejuvenation.
What Happens During a CA Neck Lift?
A traditional neck lift is a specific collection of surgical techniques. A typical neck lift involves a small incision on the underside of the chin; however, some patients may require an incision behind the ears. Your doctor will remove excess skin and may perform submental liposuction under the chin and remove excess fat deposits. The platysmal muscles of the neck may need to be tightened. Neck lift surgery is typically a two- to three-hour hour outpatient procedure. We use general anesthesia during surgery, and provide pain medication to keep you comfortable during the healing process. Our in-office, state-of-the-art, fully equipped operating room in Sacramento, CA, is ideal for cosmetic surgery. Many patients appreciate the privacy, discretion, and convenience of Sacramento Surgical Arts’ in-office operating room.
Neck Lift Recovery
During your recovery process, we would be happy to arrange hotel stays and private nursing through our surgical coordinator. You can expect to see some swelling, tenderness, and bruising after surgery. Your doctor will prescribe pain medication to help with any post-operative discomfort. In order to collect excess fluid, we may place a small surgical drain, which will be easily removed approximately one week after the procedure. After neck lift surgery, we may also provide a compression garment to reduce swelling and help your neck heal more quickly. Many of our patients resume their normal routine one to two weeks after surgery. Still, we advise patients to avoid heavy lifting and anything that would add stress to the surgical area for several weeks. The complexity of your procedure will help us provide the best postoperative care for your treatment.