What is a Neck Lift?
A Neck Lift repositions both the skin and underlying supportive tissues of your neck to improve structural definition and to tighten the skin for a more youthful appearance. Schedule a neck lift consultation with Dr. Mark Beaty at Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery in Metro Atlanta.
Who Can Benefit from a Neck Lift?
Men who are in good physical health and would like to improve the loss of definition from their jawline to their neck are excellent candidates for this surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?
Dr. Beaty will start by making an incision behind the natural curve of the ear. He will reposition and adjust underlying fat and muscle before re-draping, lifting, and securing the skin in a higher position.
Neck lifts are usually paired with submental jowl liposuction (SMJ) to target the fatty deposits in the neck area. If SMJ is necessary, Dr. Beaty will make a small incision under the chin in order to access and extract the fat. An SMJ procedure is an excellent solution for a more sculpted, defined male neck.
A neck lift is performed through an incision behind the natural curve of the ear. Dr. Beaty adjusts and repositions underlying muscle and fat before lifting, re-draping, and securing the skin in a higher position.
Due to the fatty deposits discussed above, neck lifts are often coupled with submental jowl (SMJ) liposuction. In this instance, a small incision is made under the chin so Dr. Beaty can access and extract the fat. SMJ liposuction adds extra sculpting for more defined neck contours.
It will take several weeks for a full recovery. However, the majority of swelling and bruising will subside within one week. At your one week follow up, all sutures will be removed. Your face may feel tight while healing, so a soft-food diet is recommended. Work and social activities may resume after two weeks. Although there will be discomfort, most patients do not complain of any severe pain. Dr. Beaty will write prescriptions for medication to ease the healing process.
After Surgery Care
Most patients will need a supportive facial garment for several days after surgery. Dr. Beaty does not use bulky facial dressings. The specific care for incisions and neck skin will depend on your individual procedure and will be reviewed by Dr. Beaty with you on the first day postoperatively.
Effective non-surgical lifting techniques had limited results until recently. Dr. Beaty offers Ulthera micro-focused ultrasound technology which is the first device to offer significant clinical improvement in facial and brow contour without surgery. In selected patients, this may offer a no down time alternative to surgery.
Dr. Beaty and team specialize in non-surgical procedures, facial plastic surgery options and more.
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