Many people may assume that wrinkles or sagging in the face are where the signs of aging first occur in the body. However, in most cases, the neck is actually the first place where wrinkles, creases, and skin laxity appear due to collagen loss and the cumulative effect of both sides of the facial tissues descending. A neck lift, sometimes referred to as a platysmaplasty, has been among the top ten most common cosmetic procedures for the last ten years and is an effective way to restore youthfulness to the neck, chin, and jaw.
With a mission to provide exceptional aesthetic service, Dr. Harris and the team at Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics offer surgical neck lifts in Beverly Hills at their modern and well-appointed facility. Dr. Harris understands that natural results are the goal, and enhancing the features rather than drastically altering them is what gives his patients the best final outcomes for every procedure he performs. He strives to deliver the best neck lifts Beverly Hills has to offer.
A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at improving the appearance of the neck and jawline. It specifically targets sagging or loose skin, excess fat deposits, and muscle laxity in the neck area, resulting in a more toned and youthful neck contour. Dr. Harris uses a minimally invasive approach that does not require incisions around the ears for a natural, flattering look and less downtime.
The neck is often one of the first areas to show notable aging in many individuals. You may see sagging, jowls, wrinkles, increased fullness, or vertical bands. A neck lift can restore a youthful smooth contour to the neck as well as a defined chin and jawline for a natural result and bring your confidence in this area back. Our Beverly Hills neck lift patients enjoy:
This procedure is a good option for anyone with deep wrinkles on the neck or chin, neck bands or ‘turkey neck,’ excess fat, sagging, or skin laxity in the neck, chin, or jaw area. A neck lift, or cervicoplasty, can address all of these concerns for those who are seeking a surgical solution. Candidates for this procedure should be in good health, free from chronic conditions that wouldn’t allow for proper healing, and non-smokers.
A consultation gives you the opportunity to sit down one with Dr. Harris and ask questions, bring up any concerns you have, and share your aesthetic goals. Dr. Harris will also review your health history with you and determine if a neck lift is a good option for you. A neck lift can be combined with several other procedures, such as a facelift or brow lift, and reviewing these options will allow you to create a comprehensive treatment plan if desired. You will also receive detailed preparation and aftercare instructions prior to your procedure.
The procedure specifics will vary depending on whether the patient is under general anesthesia or in-office with local anesthesia. In general, an incision is made underneath the chin, and excess skin and tissue are contoured as needed to improve neck contour. If any excess fat is to be removed, micro-liposuction may be used during the procedure. Typically, the surgery takes around two to three hours.
After surgery, patients may have some discomfort or mild pain. Sleeping in an elevated position and staying consistent with pain meds will help manage swelling. Most of our Beverly Hills neck lift patients are able to return to normal daily activities after about one week, depending on the extent of the surgery and their individual healing. It may take two to three months to see final outcomes.
AAFPRS fellowship-trained, board-certified, Beverly Hills facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon Dr. William Harris is committed to excellence in every facet of his craft. With a fully accredited private surgery center and a dedicated team, Dr. Harris has the tools and mindset to provide each patient with customized, private, and flawless treatment.
Learn more about what a neck lift can do for you. Call us today at (818) 501-3223 or request your private consultation online.
Yes, neck lifts are quite common and have been among the top ten most popular cosmetic procedures for the last decade.
With a skilled plastic surgeon, serious risks with a neck lift are rare. Any surgery does come with the possibility of unexpected complications such as infection, bleeding, or reactions to anesthesia.
Typically, neck lift results will last 8-10 years, but this can vary depending on individual aging pace and weight fluctuations.
Yes, a neck lift with Dr. Harris can be performed in-office using local anesthesia.
The cost of a neck lift varies depending on many factors including the method used, whether or not it is performed in-office or in the operating room, and whether it is combined with any additional procedures.
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