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While the face may be the focus of many anti-aging cosmetic procedures, the neck can also reveal the effects of time on your skin and tissue. Sagging, excess skin on the neck and extra fat under the chin can affect the definition of the jawline, chin and neck. To rejuvenate the chin and neck, expert facial surgeon Dr. Lesley Rabach offers neck lift surgery at LM Medical NYC in Manhattan.

The neck is often overlooked when it comes to cosmetic treatments, yet it is very noticeable when aging changes begin to occur. Drooping fat and skin can create the appearance of a “double chin,” and the loose, wrinkled skin on the neck can resemble a turkey wattle. While some skin tightening treatments and fat-dissipating injections, like Kybella, can help improve the appearance of the neck in the early stages of aging, remedying excess, sagging skin requires cosmetic surgery. A lower rhytidectomy, or neck lift, can restore a tighter, more youthful appearance to the neck and chin.

Rejuvenating the Neck and Chin

Renowned facial surgeon Dr. Lesley performs a neck lift to improve the signs of aging along the jawline and neck by removing excess skin, tightening lax musculature, eliminating fat and decreasing the appearance of a double chin. This procedure can be completed in tandem with a facelift, restoring a more youthful appearance from the jowls and lower face down to the base of the neck.

Neck Lift FAQs

What are the credentials of my surgeon?

Dr. Lesley is a world-renowned, double board certified facial plastic surgeon, and one of the few elite surgeons who specialize specifically in operating on the face and neck. She completed her internship and residency in head and neck surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital followed by an ABFPRS accredited fellowship in facial plastic surgery. With the most advanced surgical technique and an artistically trained eye, Dr. Lesley sculpts the face and neck area to achieve a natural, youthful look.

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift improves the signs of aging along the jaw line and neck by removing excess skin, tightening lax musculature, eliminating fat and decreasing the appearance of a double chin. Frequently, it is a procedure done in combination with a facelift.

What are the benefits of a neck lift?

Some of the benefits of a neck lift include a more defined jaw line and smoother and tightened skin around the neck. Excess skin that has started to sag can be trimmed and repositioned to create a smoother and more youthful appearance.

Who is the ideal candidate?

The ideal candidate is a healthy patient with excess fat, loose skin and jowls around the neck who is looking to achieve an improved jaw line contour. Patients with neck folds and creases find the most success with this surgical procedure.

What does the surgery entail?

The procedure typically takes around two hours to complete. Incisions are carefully made beneath the chin through which the muscles are tightened, and fatty deposits are removed. So that once healed, the scars are hidden. Additional incisions may be required around the back of the ear to remove any excess skin. Dr. Lesley uses the most advanced surgical techniques and has an artistic eye that allows her to sculpt the neck area in a way that is natural, yet youthful and firm.

What is the recovery like?

Recovery is relatively simple. A compression bandage is worn for the first 24 hours and drains are not used. A day after the procedure, the bandage will be removed, and there may be some swelling and bruising that lasts around a week. Full recovery will take a few weeks, however. After only a few days, most patients will feel well enough to return to work and engage in social activities.

If you have noticed wrinkles, sagging, banding or fat deposits appearing in the neck area, a neck lift may be the solution to revitalize this noticeable area. To learn more about our neck lift surgery and whether it is right for you, contact us at LM Medical NYC in Manhattan.

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