What can a neck lift accomplish?
When performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Schwartz, a neck lift is able to successfully:
- Firm and tighten the skin on the neck.
- Smooth lines, wrinkles, creases and folds.
- Improve the appearance of loose, vertical bands.
- Eliminate excess fat and skin.
- Correct a “turkey wattle” neck.
- Sculpt a more defined jawline.
- Create a more rejuvenated overall appearance that will help you look as young as you feel.
An overview of a neck lift
To prepare for a neck lift, Dr. Schwartz will thoroughly explain what you can expect from the procedure during your initial consultation. During that time, he will carefully evaluate your unique needs and make recommendations that will ensure an optimal outcome.
To begin your actual surgery, one of our board certified anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia to ensure your total comfort and safety. After creating small incisions under the chin and behind each ear, he will carefully tighten your neck muscles, remove sagging skin and smooth any lines and wrinkles. Once your smooth and youthful neck has been successfully restored, Dr. Schwartz will expertly close the incisions to ensure the resulting scars are virtually imperceptible.
What to expect during recovery
Since a neck lift is a significant procedure, it is important that allow yourself time to properly recover. During this time, it’s normal to experience some pain and discomfort, though it should be manageable with the pain medication Dr. Schwartz prescribes. As you heal, you’ll be advised to get plenty of rest, and avoid strenuous activity. Though most individuals are able to resume their normal daily routine within 1-2 weeks, Dr. Schwartz will offer personalized guidance for your recovery period during your post-operative appointments.
Is a neck lift right for you?
As Dr. Schwartz believes in truly personalized care, he determines candidacy for all of his procedures on an individual basis. However, in general, most men and women can be considered candidates for a neck lift if they are bothered by wrinkled and sagging skin, jowls and vertical bands on the neck.
In addition, candidates for this procedure should be in good overall health and possess realistic expectations of what the procedure can accomplish. When performed by a highly skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Schwartz, a neck lift won’t significantly alter your appearance so that you look like someone else entirely. You’ll still look like you – just with a more refreshed and youthful overall look.
Dr. Schwartz’s talent and capabilities as a surgeon are beyond compare. Please take a moment to view our beautiful photo gallery, to see for yourself the exquisite results that are possible when you undergo a neck lift with Dr. Michael R. Schwartz.
Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz
Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over 20 years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural.
Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.