Enhance Your Facial Profile with a Neck Lift
Signs of aging are especially noticeable in the neck. The skin may start to sag and lose definition, adding years to your appearance. Fortunately, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can perform a neck lift to tighten loose neck muscles and remove excess skin and fat or a more youthful look. They offer personalized treatment, and can combine a neck lift with other procedures such as liposuction or non-surgical skin treatments to complement your results. To learn more about neck lift surgery, contact our New Orleans Metro-area practice today.
Neck Lift Candidates
If you are considering a neck lift, you should be in good physical health with specific aesthetic goals and realistic expectations. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne perform most neck lifts for patients between ages 40 and 60, although many younger and older patients have undergone this treatment with outstanding results.
Results and Benefits
Over the years, your neck muscles become loose, which contributes to a loss of definition in the neckline. During a neck lift, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will tighten the neck muscles and remove excess skin. Because you may also develop pockets of fat in your neck that do not respond to diet and exercise, liposuction can also be used as part of a neck lift. A neck lift is especially effective in treating the “turkey wattle” that often develops just underneath the center of your chin. This procedure can make you look years younger, and with the removal of loose skin and stubborn fat, you may also look as though you have lost a significant amount of weight. Best of all, patients often enjoy a renewed sense of self-confidence.
The Neck Lift Procedure
Because neck lifts vary significantly from patient to patient, your initial consultation is an important part of your treatment. You should come prepared to discuss your medical history, and to explain your cosmetic concerns so Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can plan a personalized treatment that meets your needs.
Neck lifts are performed under general anesthesia. During surgery, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will create small incisions, usually behind the ears. Through these incisions, they will carefully lift the underlying muscle, attaching it higher on your neck. They will also remove any excess tissue from the area. If you choose to undergo liposuction as part of your procedure, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne may create another tiny incision just under your chin. Through this incision, they will carefully suction out excess fat cells using a small cannula.
Neck Lift Recovery
Following your procedure, you may experience minimal discomfort, which can typically be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication. You should wear a compression bandage and sleep with your head elevated for the first few days after your procedure. You should also plan to take some time off from work and avoid physical activity. Although you may experience some swelling immediately after your neck lift, as your healing progresses, you will begin to notice the stunning results of a significantly rejuvenated appearance.
Learn More about Neck Lift Surgery
To learn more about neck lift surgery, contact us today. At your initial consultation, we will gladly answer all of your questions and determine your candidacy for this procedure.