what is a Neck Lift?
If you're experiencing a sagging neck with loose skin in the submental area, then a neck lift could be a great option. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi can re-drape and remove the excess skin as well as tighten the neck muscles to present a slimmer, contoured profile. This surgery can also be combined with a facelift or neck liposuction if there is stubborn fat that needs to be removed. At Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY, we will meet with you beforehand to discuss your options and thoroughly explain the procedure process so you can make the most informed decision to reach your aesthetic goals.
am i a candidate for a neck lift?
The best candidates for neck lift surgery:
- Have loose skin in the area caused by weight loss, aging, or genetics
- Have lines and wrinkles in the neck area
- Are above the age of 20
- Desire a sleeker and slimmer profile
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
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"Decided on 485 cc's under the muscle. I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! - I'm 30 years old and I have two kids, I've wanted implants for a long time, after I breastfed my youngest who is now 5 years old, I became very deflated and hated my chest, I was a 36D. I met my surgeon Dr. Mitzuguchi about a month ago and had a virtual consultation where we decided I'd need a lift and I showed him my wish pictures, at my pre op appointment I was able to go in and try on different sizes of implants and we decided on 485 cc's under the muscle, I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! I'm very happy with my results so far, and dr. Mitzuguchi and his staff are amazing, very pleasant to work with and very tentative to their patients needs. I'm pretty sore today but it's nothing too bad, I'm on muscle relaxers and pain killers, and I have my first post op visit on Monday!!!"- A. / RealSelf / Jun 12, 2020
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how is a neck lift performed?
Neck lift surgery is outpatient and performed at an accredited surgical facility. You will be under general anesthesia during the procedure. Our plastic surgeon will start off by making an incision under the chin or in front of/behind your ears. When there’s abundant fat in the region, liposuction will be the first step of the surgery to remove this excess fat. The underlying neck muscles will then be pulled tight. Then, the skin will be trimmed and the remaining skin will be re-draped for a tighter, smoother appearance. Stitches, or sutures, are placed deep in the neck wall. The surgeon may also place a drain at the surgical site to control bleeding. The entire surgery typically lasts two hours.
how long is recovery after a neck lift?
Following a neck lift surgery, you will commonly experience some amount of bruising and swelling in the neck area. It’s also common for you to have a sensation of tightness and pulling, which is a result of the neck adjusting into the new position. Typically, you are able to return to your normal routine, such as work, in around 7 – 10 days. After a few months, you should be able to see the full effects of the surgery with a tighter, smoother, more contoured neck. There will be very minimal scarring since the incisions were placed in discreet places.
Neck Lift FAQ
How much does a neck lift cost?
Costs for your neck surgery can be reviewed in your consultation with Dr. Mizuguchi. Once he has created your treatment plan, he can estimate prices for the anesthesia, facility, and more. To make your neck surgery affordable, Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery takes many payment methods and we can tell you more about how to get low-interest medical financing.
What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the only option to remove excess skin, particularly if it droops or hangs. Although there are several nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may give you some improvements, neck lift surgery is the most effective solution to redefine and smooth your neckline. A new and popular minimally invasive treatment called KYBELLA reduces fat in the submental area, which gives the appearance of a double chin; however, it does not address excess skin.
Will I have visible scars?
Neck lift surgery does start with one incision below the chin and two more near the ears. However, these are placed so the scars are difficult for others to see. Dr. Mizuguchi makes every effort during neck lift surgery to limit visible scarring. You will also be given scar management instructions that will help your incisions to heal thin and flat.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
At your consultation, you can mention that you may be considering another procedure, like a facelift or a chin implant, in addition to a neck lift. It is common for two or more face surgeries to be done together to get the best results. If you are concerned about an undefined jawline or weak chin, tell Dr. Mizuguchi so he can create a plan that meets all your goals.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your needs and goals, you may want to get a neck lift with surgical liposuction. This may be best if you have both excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Mizuguchi will help you decide whether a neck lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan.
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Transform and define Your Profile
That sleek, beautiful neck that you desire can be yours easier than you think thanks to a neck lift surgery. The surgery is successful at targeting extraneous skin, fat, lines, and wrinkles in the neck area. Please call our Louisville, KY office to schedule a consultation and meet with our plastic surgeon.