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Questions About Necklift Surgery

The CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA is committed to answering neck procedure questions. Here are neck lift surgery FAQs to teach individuals about neck lift treatments.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to help a person enhance the appearance of the neck, jawline and throat-area. It creates a smoother, more elegant neckline. In addition, a neck lift can help a person eliminate fat deposits and tighten the skin on the neck.

What Is the Difference Between a Neck Lift and Platysmaplasty?

Although there are similarities between a neck lift and platysmaplasty, it is important to note there are key differences between the procedures.

A neck lift enables an individual to address the following signs of aging on the neck and throat:

  • Fat deposits and build-up under the chin and around the jowls
  • Skin laxity
  • Muscle laxity
  • Sub-muscular laxity

Comparatively, platysmaplasty involves a reconstruction of the neck muscles. It allows a person to address several issues, including:

  • Double chin
  • Fatty jowls
  • Loose, sagging skin that causes the appearance of a “turkey wattle”
  • Distracting neck bands or cords

A facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Babak Azizzadeh will explain the differences between a neck lift and platysmaplasty. By doing so, the surgeon can respond to a person’s neck procedure questions and help an individual determine the best course of action. In many cases, a neck lift and platysmaplasty will be combined for best results.

How Is a Neck Lift Performed?

A facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon will use one of the following techniques to perform a neck lift surgery:

  • Skin-SMAS-Platysma Lift: Involves the lifting and tightening of neck and throat skin, leading to a toned appearance in the neck.
  • Platysmaplasty: Addresses the underlying muscles in the neck and repositions fat in the neck simultaneously, resulting in a tighter, more youthful neckline.

Dr. Azizzadeh will evaluate an individual before administering a neck lift treatment. He will offer personalized neck lift recommendations and ensure an individual can enjoy long-lasting results, regardless of neck lift technique.

Should I Expect Scars After Neck Lift Surgery?

On average, neck lift recovery takes about two to four weeks. Scars may appear after neck lift surgery but usually become unnoticeable over time. In many cases, scars will be difficult to see in natural skin creases or by hair. Or, scars may be hidden with makeup until neck lift recovery is complete.

How Long Does a Neck Lift Last?

The results of a neck lift typically last 10 to 15 years. Treatment results may vary based on an individual’s skin condition and how well he or she takes care of the skin after surgery. Also, the face continues to age even after surgery, so results depend on the individual’s natural aging process.

What Should I Expect During a Neck Lift Consultation?

A facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon will address neck lift surgery FAQs during a neck lift consultation. Dr. Azizzadeh will provide an individual with details about what to expect before, during and after neck lift surgery and help a person establish realistic neck lift expectations.

How Much Does a Neck Lift Surgery Cost?

Neck lift surgery costs may vary due to several factors, including:

  • Anesthesia expenses
  • Medical examinations
  • Surgeon’s fee

At the CENTER, we cannot provide our patients with an estimated neck lift surgery cost until the patient has consulted with Dr. Azizzadeh. Every surgery is customized to the needs of the patient, therefore we do not like to give prices online or over the phone prior to meeting Dr. Azizzadeh.

To find out more about neck lift surgery, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.

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