Loose skin and excess fat can be causing your neck to appear older than you’d like. A neck lift can help to address signs of aging such as the pesky turkey neck or unwanted neck bands, helping to create a soft and more youthful contour.
What is a neck lift?
Neck lift surgery is performed to address common signs of aging that occur around the neck area, such as neck “banding”, wrinkles, loosened skin or a “turkey neck”, or stubborn fatty tissue. Depending on your condition and goal outcome, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will customize your neck lift to meet your needs. Small incisions will be made behind the ears in order to tighten the skin of the neck and smooth out any banding or wrinkles. If you are also struggling with small areas of unwanted fatty deposits, an incision will be made beneath the chin from which liposuction can be performed.
Am I a good candidate for a neck lift?
If you are struggling with loose areas of excess skin or wrinkling along the neck, you might be a good candidate for neck lift surgery. A neck lift can help to:
- Tone and sculpt the neck to reduce sagging
- Smooth away wrinkles or neck bands
- Reduce excess skin or stubborn fat
- Create a more refined, youthful contour of the neck
In some cases, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini may recommend alternative treatment methods such as Kybella®, which is an excellent option if you are mostly concerned with hard-to-lose submental fat (or a double chin) without having surgery. Some more mild neck banding can be treated using an injectable treatment like Botox®. The right choice for you will vary based on the severity of your neck aging, as well as your personal goals.
What to expect during your neck lift recovery
The neck lift is a very transformative cosmetic facial procedure that provides immediate, long-lasting results. Recovery times will vary based on the specifics of your surgery, but you should expect to take at least 7 days before returning to work.
It is important to get plenty of rest and keep your head elevated during initial healing. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will provide you with detailed care instructions as well as her personal cell number in case any questions or concerns arise during your recovery period.
Ready for your neck lift consultation?
If you are unhappy with signs of aging around your neck, we would love to discuss your options and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Give us a call at 646.559.2854 to schedule a private neck lift consultation with board certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini. New Look New Life is located in the Bay Harbor Islands in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida.