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Neck Lift

Enhancing your neck contour

Most people don’t think about the neck often. It’s not as precious to us as our eyes, nose, lips, and other prominent facial features. However, a smooth, elegantly contoured, and graceful neck enhances your facial appearance in dramatic ways without our conscious awareness. A contoured and defined neckline and jawline enhance your facial symmetry and proportionality, bringing a degree of strength into your appearance. Conversely, issues like neckbands, excessively sagging skin, double chin, and the dreaded “turkey wattle” lead to severe self-consciousness and anxiety.

If you’re unhappy with how your neck looks right now, please contact our exceptionally talented and skilled cosmetic surgeons at the New York Group for Plastic Surgery for a neck lift in NYC. Women and men all over the NYC, Tarrytown, and Tri-State areas trust our cosmetic surgeons with their neck lift procedures because of our 27 years of experience and the promise of natural results.

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Improvements from a Neck Lift in New York

The neck lift procedure makes dramatic improvements to your overall facial appearance and is a great accompaniment to a facelift. This procedure removes unwanted fat and skin tissues from your neckline, making your neck appear slim, youthful, and contoured. The neck lift surgery strengthens and tightens the platysma muscle in the neck to minimize the risk of sagging. The neck lift may also be combined with liposuction to remove unwanted fat tissues from the region, giving you a graceful and slender neck.

Improvements you can achieve with a neck lift

Generally speaking, the neck lift surgery provides the following improvements:

  • Improves the jawline.
  • Removes unwanted fat tissues from the neck.
  • Corrects a double chin.
  • Smoothens excessive wrinkles on the neck.
  • Removes loose and excessive skin tissues.
  • Reduces the platysmal bands, i.e., the vertical muscle bands on the neck.
  • Tightens the sagging skin tissues.
  • Provides a smooth, slender, and graceful neck.

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Customized Treatment Planning

Neck lift procedures are incredibly complex and individualized. Even subtle changes can make a dramatic impact on your overall facial appearance. As such, it’s crucial to find a reputable and experienced cosmetic surgeon with a proven track record of natural-looking and optimal results to ensure you receive the best neck lift New York City has to offer. At the New York Group for Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Salzberg and Dr. Jacobs are considered leading experts in their field because of their exceptional training, board certifications, and keen aesthetic awareness.

During your personal consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will patiently discuss every aspect of your neck lift procedure.

They’ll review your medical history, assess your neck and facial characteristics, and discuss your overall cosmetic goals and expectations. Our cosmetic surgeons plan each neck lift procedure to address your unique needs, goals, and concerns. Instead of following a cookie-cutter template, we design the treatment plan based on your unique goals of beauty — we preserve unique features and expressions while avoiding overcorrection. While some patients only need a neck lift, others can also combine the procedure with a facelift, brow lift, or other such surgeries to achieve even better results. Your NYC plastic surgeons will discuss all your treatment options to help you make an informed decision.

What to Expect from Your Neck Lift in New York

Your neck lift in NYC will be performed by our cosmetic surgeons in our on-site facility under general anesthesia or heavy sedation. The neck lift requires immense precision — the procedure may take a few hours. If you opt for additional treatments with the neck lift, the overall procedure might be even longer. The procedure will be followed by an on-site observation period wherein we ensure you don’t experience any complications, after that, you can return home.

The neck lift surgery is a versatile procedure with multiple possible surgical methods or techniques, depending on your unique goals. Our cosmetic surgeons can provide the “skin-only” neck lift to tighten your skin tissues, modify the underlying muscles, or add liposuction to remove unwanted fat tissues — the surgeons will plan the ideal methodology based on your needs and concerns. The incision will generally be placed behind the ear, along the hairline, or under the chin — the exact location will depend on your unique goals. However, regardless of the position, our surgeons make small incisions concealed along the natural folds of your skin to make them imperceptible.

Once the incision is made, our surgeons will remove or reposition the fat tissues, tighten/strengthen the underlying muscles, and trim away the excess skin tissues. The neck lift essentially creates a supportive network for the neck tissues to enhance youthful contours. Once the underlying tissues are sufficiently modified, the surgeon closes the incisions with dissolvable sutures. Surgical dressings are also applied to ensure smooth healing and minimize swelling. At NYGPS, we offer the best neck lift New York City can offer.

The Recovery

Your recovery will depend on the surgical procedure and techniques used. You may experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the treated areas. The surgeons will prescribe medications to manage the pain. You should also follow the surgeon’s post-treatment recovery guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery process. You’ll have to wear compression stockings and avoid moving or twisting your neck. You should also protect your skin from direct sunlight. In most cases, patients can resume normal activities and work within 1 to 2 weeks. However, you may need several weeks or months to recover completely and resume vigorous activities.

You’ll see the final results from your neck lift procedure after approximately four months, once the swelling and bruising dissipate or fade away. Your neck will appear smooth, slender, and contoured with a well-defined jawline. The results will last for several years, taking years off your neckline — however, the procedure won’t stop the aging process altogether.

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“Dr. Salzberg is simply wonderful and I am so happy with my results so far. His staff are amazing.”

Am I a Candidate for a Neck Lift?

You’re a suitable candidate for a neck lift if you have moderately or severely sagging skin tissues with heavy wrinkles, creases, and platysmal bands. However, all neck lift patients should be in good mental and physical health and have realistic expectations from the procedure. Our surgeons will also review your medical history to ensure you don’t have any underlying conditions that exclude you from surgery. For more information on your options for a neck lift in NYC, please contact the New York Group for Plastic Surgery at 212-844-8796 (New York City) or 914-366-6139 (Tarrytown).

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