This is one of my favorite operations because of the dramatic results seen and satisfaction experienced by my patients. Your neck isn’t immune from the effects of gravity and collagen breakdown: the main culprits of age-related changes. A neck lift can turn back the clock on the two major signs of aging in the neck: loose and excess skin and a loose muscle commonly referred to as the “turkey wattle.”
WHAT IS A NECK LIFT?
A neck lift—in which lax muscles are tightened and elevated to a more youthful position—combined with liposuction along the jawline can restore definition to the lower face for a lasting youthful look.
It is common to combine a neck lift procedure with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as a facelift, chin lift or liposuction to improves the jawline, jowls and cheek area.
Depending on your individual concerns, there are different types of neck lift procedures that I can offer to help improve the appearance of your neck.
Cervicoplasty: Excess neck skin is removed by making an incision under your chin and behind the ears. I will then will then lift and cut away excess skin, which will be secured with sutures or surgical-grade adhesive glue.
Platysmaplasty: Reduces the banded appearance of the neck. I will make incisions under the chin and behind the ears, Tighten the muscles in the middle and pull them to the sides to smooth the irregular contours found in the aged neck.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A NECK LIFT IN THE NORTHERN NEW JERSEY AREA?
If you have a sagging neck, visible bands or an obtuse angle to your profile you may be a good candidate for a neck lift in the Northern New Jersey Area.
During your consultation, I will instruct you on what medications to avoid prior to your neck lift. Certain medications and vitamins thin your blood and can cause increased bleeding.
If you are a smoker, you will need to quit at least two weeks before the surgery and two weeks after. You must not smoke for this time period to ensure proper healin
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A NECK LIFT?
Your neck will be smoother, firmer and younger-looking with more natural contours.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY FROM A NECK LIFT IN THE NORTHERN NEW JERSEY AREA?
Your neck, jaw and ears may be bruised and continue to swell for up to ten days. Oral pain medications may be administered to reduce pain and fight infection. Severe pain or abnormal symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately.
You should plan to take at least one week off from work to recover. However, Dr. Tutela can determine this based on your individual needs.