Neck Lift & Neck Liposuction Cleveland
The neck lift removes the loose, sagging skin and loose muscles of the neck which can result in the appearance of bands on the neck. A neck lift includes both a cervicoplasty (to remove the excess skin) and a platysmaplasty (to address the loose muscle of the neck). A neck lift will not address the face.
Cervical liposuction is often used in conjunction with the neck lift to remove excess fat. Tiny incisions are made to allow for the precise placement of the cannula.
Most often, a neck lift is done in conjunction with a facelift to optimize the results of both procedures.
Neck Lift / Neck Liposuction Goals
- Reduce signs of aging and gravity for a more youthful and natural look
- Diminish “turkey waddle” and double chin
- Tighten the neck and jawline removing excessive fat and jowls
- Remove muscle banding in the neck
How much downtime can I expect?
Sutures are removed on post-operative day 4 to 7. Follow up care will continue over the course of the following year. Most patients can return to work in 5 to 7 days.
How much swelling and bruising will I have after the procedure?
Most patients will experience some swelling and bruising which may last 3 to 14 days. The patient’s adherence to the post-operative instructions will have a direct impact on recovery. Most bruising can be temporarily camouflaged with make-up.
How much pain will I experience post-operative?
Post-operative pain is minimal. Most patients only require over the counter pain relievers or mild prescription pain medications prescribed by Dr. Parry.
When can I go back to work or exercise?
The majority of patients can return to work in 5 to 7 days. To achieve the best results exercise should be avoided for 2 weeks after the procedure. Dr. Parry will personalize a recovery schedule for each patient.
How long does a neck lift take and what is the cost?
The time of the procedure can range from 30 min to 2 hours, depending on the complexity. Cost is dependent on the extent of the surgery being performed and will be discussed during the consultation with Dr. Parry.
Can I have other cosmetic procedures performed at the same time as my neck lift surgery?
Yes, often patients will elect to have additional procedures such as a facelift, rhinoplasty and/or forehead lift to save downtime and provide optimal results depending on the patient’s goals.
Will people know that I have had neck lift surgery or will I have scars?
Dr. Parry is a gifted and highly experienced double board certified, fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He always strives for a natural and balanced approach versus an overdone plastic look. Dr. Parry uses his surgical expertise in conjunction with post-operative care to ensure the scares are virtually invisible.
How long will a neck lift last?
There are many factors that will determine how long the results of the surgery will last to include the type of neck lift, the health of the patient and the patients level of commitment to the post-operative care. The goal of this procedure is to return the patient to a more youthful appearance, turning back their clock 10-15 years. You will continue to naturally age but you should always appear 10-15 years younger than your chronological age.
Have more questions?
During your consultation, Dr. Parry will be able to discuss a Cleveland neck lift in greater details. Contact us today to schedule your Cleveland facial plastic surgery consultation.
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