Neck Lift NYC

Age-related loss of collagen and elastin (two important proteins in our skin) often leads to loss of elasticity. This causes stubborn creases, sagging skin, and visible cords in the neck region that can make you look older than you feel. A neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure that helps address these concerns to restore a smoother and more youthful neck appearance. Using this treatment, plastic surgeons aim to tighten the underlying muscles and remove excess skin to sculpt a more defined jawline and smoother neck that better reflects how young and energetic you feel.

Total Neck Rejuvenation

Dr. Tomer Avraham is a seasoned, board-certified New York plastic surgeon specializing in neck lifts and other cosmetic procedures. Dr. Avraham understands that every patient has unique goals and will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to achieve your desired results.

Dr. Avraham’s advanced neck lift approach is holistic. It addresses your entire neck area, including the jawline, chin, and décolletage. By strategically tightening muscles, removing excess skin, and sculpting the area, the surgeon creates a smoother, more defined neckline that beautifully complements your facial features.

Who is a Good Candidate for Neck Lift Surgery?

You may be a suitable candidate for neck lift NYC surgery (platysmaplasty) if you:

  • Are in overall good health to withstand the surgery
  • Have visible signs of aging (sagging skin, turkey neck, wrinkles, or cords) in your neck area.
  • Have stubborn fat under your chin that may be addressed via liposuction along with a neck lift.
  • You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations about the outcome of this surgical procedure.

The Benefits of a Neck Lift

Many of Dr. Avraham’s neck lift surgery patients in New York City enjoy the following benefits:

  • Tightens wrinkles and sagging neck skin around your neck and jawline to create a smoother and youthful appearance.
  • Tightens muscles and removes excess fat to give a more sculpted look and sharper jawline.
  • Removes stubborn fat under the chin with neck liposuction.
  • Makes you feel good about your appearance and improves your confidence.
  • Creates natural-looking improvements that are not easily noticeable.

The surgeon will discuss options and individualized benefits during your neck lift surgery consultation in New York City.

Preparation for a Neck Lift

During your neck lift consultation, Dr. Avraham will discuss your goals and tailor a plan to achieve them. This may involve liposuction or muscle-tightening techniques. To optimize results, the team at Avraham Plastic Surgery NYC will provide detailed pre-operative instructions. Among other things, you may be asked to quit smoking and adjust medications. Any questions regarding the procedure, use of anesthesia, or recovery will also be answered so you can feel ready for the surgery.

The Neck Lift Procedure

The neck lift is an outpatient procedure performed at an accredited surgical facility. The surgeon’s anesthesiologist may administer general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation to keep you comfortable throughout the surgery. Dr. Avraham will create discreet incisions to remove excess tissue. These incisions are typically hidden near the ears and sometimes under the chin. Depending on the goals of the surgery, other advanced techniques, such as liposuction and muscle tightening, may be used to achieve a dramatic outcome. Dr. Avraham’s neck lift philosophy prioritizes natural-looking enhancements tailored to your goals. The entire procedure takes about 2 – 3 hours to complete, after which you’ll be placed in a recovery room for observation.

Neck Lift Surgery Recovery

You may expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for the first few days after neck lift surgery. Dr. Avraham’s office will prescribe pain medication to manage discomfort. You need to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and support healing. Stitches will likely be removed within a week or so. Most patients resume light activities within two weeks, but strenuous activity should be avoided for up to 8 weeks. Healing progresses gradually, with noticeable improvement within 2-3 weeks and continued refinement over the following months. It is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon’s office and ask questions whenever in doubt.

Platysmaplasty or Muscle Tightening

The muscles in our neck (platysma muscles) can stretch and loosen as we age, contributing to sagging skin and a less defined jaw line. Platysmaplasty, a technique often included in your NYC neck lift, addresses this concern. Dr. Avraham tightens and repositions these muscles during the procedure to create a smoother foundation and a more youthful neck contour. The result is a sharper jawline and a firmer neck appearance.

Submental Liposuction

Submental liposuction is a minimally invasive neck lift alternative for patients with excess fat but good skin laxity beneath the chin. This targeted procedure removes unwanted fat cells to sculpt a more defined jawline. Small, strategically placed incisions minimize scarring, while local anesthesia ensures comfort during the procedure. Compared to a neck lift, submental liposuction boasts a faster recovery time, making it ideal for addressing a “double chin” without extensive surgery. Submental liposuction may not be ideal for patients with excess skin beneath the chin.

Non-Surgical Neck Lift

Minimally invasive, non-surgical neck lift options do not offer the dramatic results of a traditional neck lift. However, they provide a feasible alternative for patients needing subtle rejuvenation. These treatments include injectable fillers and radiofrequency treatments, which aim to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles, and improve tone. They offer a shorter recovery time but may require periodic maintenance to maintain results.

Your Neck Lift Procedure Consultation in New York City

Dr. Tomer Avraham is a seasoned specialist who’s considered among the top plastic surgeons in New York. The surgeon offers an initial neck lift consultation as a personalized experience tailored to achieve your desired results. During this one-on-one visit, he’ll discuss your aesthetic goals and concerns, examine your neck and jawline, and review your medical history to ensure you’re a good candidate for surgery. This comprehensive evaluation allows him to develop a customized plan that might include techniques like liposuction for fat removal or platysmaplasty for muscle tightening. Contact the office of Tomer Avraham at Avraham Plastic Surgery NYC to learn more or book a consultation visit.

Neck lift vs Facelift

Both procedures address signs of aging but target different areas. A neck lift procedure tackles loose skin and sagging in the neck and jawline area, while a facelift surgery focuses on the lower two-thirds of the face (including the cheeks, smile lines, and jowls). Some of Dr. Avraham’s New York patients combine these procedures for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Neck lift or Liposuction

Are you confused about whether to have a neck lift or liposuction? Liposuction targets unwanted fat deposits and is thus ideal for patients who have a “double chin” with no excess skin. A neck lift will address loose neck skin plus wrinkles and sagging muscles and often also incorporates liposuction for optimal sculpting.

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