Neck Lift in San Diego, CA
In many adults, the neckline is the first area in which advanced signs of aging become apparent. One condition that detracts dramatically from an otherwise youthful appearance is the dreaded “turkey neck” effect that appears in the throat area as we age. A neck lift addresses this and other issues to rejuvenate the throat area. For men and women in Southern California who want to rejuvenate their appearance, Pollack Plastic Surgery, located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, provides excellence in neck lift surgery and other cosmetic procedures for residents of La Jolla, Alpine, and neighboring areas.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift (lower rhytidectomy) is a cosmetic procedure that surgically eliminates sagging and fatty deposits along the jawline, as well as fatty deposits under the chin, and sagging skin along the front of the neck.
How much is a Neck Lift cost in San Diego, CA?
The price of the neck lift will vary according to the extent of each individual procedure, and any other procedures you may choose to combine with it. Since the neck lift is considered a cosmetic surgery, it is not typically covered by health insurance. To help our patients manage out-of-pocket costs, Pollack Plastic Surgery provides flexible financing options and accepts payments in cash, personal checks, and credit cards for your convenience.
How can a Neck Lift rejuvenate my appearance?
If you are noticing sagging in the lower face, jowls forming along the jaw line, the accumulation of fatty deposits under the chin that produce a double chin effect, or bands of sagging skin in the neck area that produce the “turkey neck” effect, then a neck lift can dramatically rejuvenate your appearance by eliminating these characteristics. A neck lift produces a firm, taut jawline and throat region, resulting in a contoured and defined profile that refreshes the entire facial appearance.
Who can benefit from a Neck Lift?
Almost any adult in good general health seeking to eliminate signs of aging and sagging skin in the lower face, chin, and throat region may benefit from a neck lift procedure. It is a good alternative for patients who want neck rejuvenation but do not need or want a full facelift.
How is the Neck Lift performed?
The neck lift is a surgical procedure very similar to a facelift, although it is less intricate. The neck lift is performed under general anesthesia and requires small incisions camouflaged in the skin’s natural creases to allow our surgeon to tighten the underlying neck muscles and extract pockets of fatty tissue, sculpting a tight, smooth contour.
What should I expect during recovery after a Neck Lift?
You should arrange to have someone drive you home and provide basic care for a few days while you rest and recover from your neck lift. Immediately after the surgery, supportive bandages are wrapped around your neck to protect sensitive tissue and aid the healing process by supporting your neck muscles. This compressive bandage also helps reduce swelling and discomfort during the first few days of recovery.
You will have to keep your head elevated and sleep in a sitting position, restricting movement of your neck as much as possible for the first two weeks after your surgery. After a week, stitches are typically removed, and most of the swelling and soreness will subside after about two weeks. You may return to normal physical activity after about two to three weeks following your neck lift surgery.
Neck Lift FAQs
The neck lift procedure is performed with general anesthesia, meaning you’ll be asleep throughout the surgery and will not experience any pain. However, you can expect some discomfort, swelling and bruising throughout your neck lift recovery, with symptoms that are typically most severe within the first week. To help manage your pain, we’ll provide a prescription for pain medications as well as clear recovery guidelines. By following our instructions, patients can enjoy a safe and comfortable neck lift recovery.
Yes! The neck lift surgery trims and tightens the skin on the neck, as well as the underlying muscles. In doing so, the neck lift technique produces instant rejuvenation in the neck, resulting in a firmer, tighter and more youthful appearance.
There is no perfect age for a neck lift, as no two people age the same way. A better indicator for a neck lift is the signs of aging you are experiencing. If you are experiencing signs of aging that include neck bands, sagging skin or a “turkey neck”, sagging jowls, or moderate to severe wrinkles and lines, you may be a good candidate for a neck lift regardless of your age.
Neck lifts produce permanent results, so patients can enjoy the results from a neck lift for several years. However, neck lifts do not stop the aging process. A neck lift will significantly rejuvenate the appearance, but over time, signs of aging will return. Many patients find that their neck lift results last for up to 10 years before signs of aging return to the neck, although the exact timeline will vary from patient to patient.
If sagging skin in the throat region is making you look older than you feel, it may be time to consider a simple neck lift procedure performed at Pollack Plastic Surgery, located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, and serving residents of La Jolla, Alpine, and nearby communities in California.