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Neck Lift

Neck Lift (Platsmaplasty) – Morristown, NJ*

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Overview

Usually the neck and jowl areas are areas of facial aging that appear in the 40’s and 50’s and become progressively worse.  Neck lifts are frequently done together with facelifts as these areas age together and impact one another. A neck lift can provide a more toned and youthful appearance. By removing pockets of fat from the beneath the chin and jawline, eliminating drooping bands of muscle, and tightening loose skin and muscle, a neck lift can help the patient regain a slenderer, youthful appearance of their neck. The results of this cosmetic procedure offer a drastic improvement to the appearance of the neck and subtle changes to overall appearance. The team of board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group has extensive experience performing this aesthetic surgical treatment for women and men throughout northern New Jersey.

Surgical Technique

A neck lift will address several issues including the removal of excess fat, the tightening of loose skin and tightening the underlying neck muscles to improve neck bands. An incision is made under the chin, and in some cases, behind or in front of the ears. If fat removal is part of this surgery, liposuction will be the first step. Next, the neck muscle bands are tightened and the overlying skin is re-draped to achieve the desired definition. 

During/After Surgery

A neck lift is considered an outpatient procedure, performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. This surgery typically takes 2 hours to complete, but that will vary by surgical case. After surgery, there will be some bruising and swelling. Patients will feel some tightness at first. Most patients are able to return to work within 7-10 days. It can take 1 to 2 months for the optimal results to appear as swelling subsides. Results from this procedure are often dramatic.

Neck Lift FAQs

Nonsurgical Neck Lift?

Markedly loose skin of the neck is a flaw that can only be removed through surgery. Unfortunately, this is the only true way to redefine a person’s neck and add the necessary definition needed to improve the contour and profile. Ulthera is a nonsurgical way of maintaining skin tone and can provide some tightening but it cannot give the results that surgery can. 

Visible Scars?

A neck lift does require an incision under the chin and near the ears. However, these are placed inconspicuously (within the hairline on the ears and under the chin) so they are concealed. We make every effort during surgery to minimize visible scarring as much as possible.

Average Age?

Individuals in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’smay benefit from liposuction of the neck or a neck lift, depending on their anatomy. Those who have experienced a massive weight loss or have a hereditary defect of the neck are good candidates. Patients in their 60s and 70s often undergo a neck lift to cosmetically treat the visible signs of aging. 

Neck or Chin?

Some patients will have issues with their neck, but these problems may actually be the result of a “weak chin.” Without the proper support of the chin bone, the neck isn’t able to have a defined contour. A chin implant may be recommended to reshape the chin and make it stronger or more prominent. A chin implant is sometimes done with neck liposuction or with a neck lift.  This can have a great impact on the neck for many patients. 

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Recovery Time  
2-3 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2-3 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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