Sun damage, weight loss, or the simple aging process can all cause the neck to sag or droop, and it’s fairly common to see these signs of aging present themselves in the neck before they do in the face. Loose neck muscles can lead to banding on the neck or drooping skin, neither of which tend to be welcomed developments.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that effectively smooths and tightens the skin on your neck, providing a youthful, more toned appearance, creating a drastic improvement to the appearance of the neck, along with subtle changes to your overall appearance. At AdmireMD Plastic Surgery + Skin Clinic, we offer the neck lift procedure to patients in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas, allowing you to walk back the clock and enjoy a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance!
What Can a Neck Lift Help Me With?
Anthony A. Admire is one of the premiere cosmetic surgeons in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas, especially when it comes to work dealing directly with the face and neck.
These areas require a high level of experience, which Anthony A. Admire brings to the table, allowing him to correct issues like:
- Double chin
- Sagging jowls
- Lax, loose neck skin
- Lines, creases, or bands the neck
- Excess skin
- Stubborn fatty deposits
Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?
You’re likely to be a great candidate for a neck lift in Phoenix if you’re interested in getting rid of sagging skin and loose muscles on your neck.
Ideally, you’ll be in good physical and emotional health, and will have realistic expectations, when it comes to the outcome of their surgery.
During your consultation, we’ll talk through your goals and what you can expect through the surgery, going over everything you’ll need to know before your procedure.
More About the Neck Lift Procedure in Scottsdale
The neck lift procedure begins with a small, inconspicuous incision directly below the chin, and behind the crease of the ears, in some cases, as well.
A procedure known as a cervicoplasty helps to remove excess skin, while the platysmaplasty procedure removes or alters the musculature.
Liposuction can also be used to remove excess fat during a neck lift in Scottsdale, with small incisions that will be sutured closed, as the neck lift is completed.
A neck lift procedure in Scottsdale takes two to three hours, and may be performed under general or local anesthesia with sedation, depending your preference.
Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.
What’s the Recovery Process Like?
Some swelling and bruising is normal after your procedure, and can last up to 10 days. You’ll be advised to keep your head still and avoid turning or twisting for the first few days, while applying cold compresses and keeping your head elevated for the first 48 hours can help to minimize swelling. We’ll make sure you’re set up with prescription medication to help make sure your recovery process is a comfortable one.
After about one week, we’ll set up an appointment to remove your sutures. Most patients find that they can return to their daily lives within about two weeks, once the bruising and swelling has been given the chance to subside completely. We’ll advise, though, that you take care to avoid more strenuous activities for about four to six weeks.
What Sets AdmireMD Apart
Cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and neck requires not just deep well of procedural knowledge and experience, but a well-developed artistic sensibility, as well.
Anthony A. Admire is adept at both aspects of the neck lift in equal measure, possessing an incredible amount of experience, while also having become quite adept at helping patients realize their cosmetic goals.
We’ll work closely with you, to not only understand your aspirations and hopes, but to then put together a customized treatment plan, with procedures designed to help you look and feel exactly the way you’ve always wanted. Reach out and set up your consultation today, to learn what we can do for you at AdmireMD Plastic Surgery + Skin Care.
Are There Risks or Complications with a Neck Lift in Scottsdale?
As with just about any surgical procedure, there are certain risks involved in a neck lift, including problems with anesthesia or infection. It’s important to note that by choosing a highly experienced, board-certified surgeon like Anthony A. Admire, you mitigate the chances of these complications, in a significant way.
After your surgery, you may experience some dry skin, feelings of tightness, and a burning or tingling sensation in the treatment area. There is also a risk of facial nerve damage, which may occur during surgery and can result in muscle paralysis. While these complications are quite rare, they emphasize the importance of choosing a surgeon as skilled and experienced as Anthony A. Admire for your cosmetic procedures.