Neck Lift

The neck area is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging.  In addition, extreme weight loss can leave the neck area very loose and uncharacteristic of the new overall look that has just been achieved. Some neck lift patients who come in from Dearborn, West Bloomfield and Detroit may include a combination of procedures which target sagging neck skin, underlying fatty tissue, muscle structures and jawline. What are your neck treatment options? Is it the fat, sagging skin or muscle that is causing your aesthetic concerns? Learn more:

What to Expect

  • Anesthesia – Usually local with IV sedation
  • Length of Surgery – Approximately 3 hours
  • In / Outpatient – Generally out-patient in our accredited on-site surgery center or in a hospital setting.
  • Recovery – Back to work: 10 to 14 days. Strenuous activity: 3 to 4 weeks. Bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Must limit exposure to sun for several months.
  • Duration of Results – You will look a few years younger. Results vary. As the aging process continues, you will see changes in your neck lift.

The Procedure:

Most of the procedures utilized for improving the neck are performed through an incision placed under the chin and/or an incision in back of the ears. To achieve the desired result and to improve the neck and jawline, a combination of procedures are necessary to help tighten and realign the muscle tissue (platysmaplasty),and remove excess skin and fatty tissue (submental lipectomy). On younger patients where there is only localized fat under the chin and muscle tightening is not necessary liposuction can be used. After the fat is removed by suction, the skin usually shrinks to the new contour of the neck. A cervicoplasty is performed when there is too much excess skin that cannot be removed by the incisions under the chin or behind the ear. This procedure involves additional incisions on the neck and is usually only performed on men.

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What Are the Risks?

No surgical procedure is risk free, and that includes cosmetic surgery like neck lift surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Sabbagh, he will review the risks so you can make an educated decision. With an established track record of over 80 years, an accredited facility, and thousands of satisfied patients throughout Dearborn, metro Detroit, Michigan and the U.S., the Straith Clinic has earned an excellent reputation for cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Call us today at 248-270-5272 or send us an email to schedule a consultation during which you can discuss our facial and body services and tour our facility, including our on-site operating room.

How do I tighten my jawline?

The most reliable way to tighten loose skin at the jawline is with either liposuction or physical removal of sagging skin with neck lift procedures. The procedure and techniques that can provide the most benefits to you will depend on your age, skin quality, and amount of fat under the chin.

Is Neck lift surgery dangerous?

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Sabbagh, cosmetic surgeries like neck lifts are perfectly safe, although all surgery includes some risk and recovery time.

What is a lunchtime facelift?

A lunchtime facelift can refer to non-surgical procedures or treatments that aim to lift or volumize the face for a more youthful appearance but there is not a standard protocol that every plastic surgeon refers to when using the term. Most likely a lunchtime facelift includes dermal fillers, Botox, fat transfer, non-surgical skin tightening, or other procedures in some combination that requires no downtime.

What is a non surgical neck lift?

A non-surgical neck lift can refer to the use of non-invasive devices or procedures to enhance the quality of the skin on the neck, recontour subdermal tissues, remove excess fat, or otherwise enhance the look and contour of the neck and jawline.

Whats involved in a neck lift?

Most often, neck lift surgery involves removing excess skin, repositioning or removing fat tissue around the jawline and under the chin, tightening banded neck muscles, and ensuring the skin quality of the neck is good. Not every neck lift patient requires all these techniques, but any or all of them are available as needed.

How do I prepare for a neck lift?

Dr. Sabbagh will provide specific instructions to you after scheduling your surgery date. For simpler procedures that just include liposuction, only local anesthesia and IV sedation is needed. More extensive procedures might require general anesthesia, which requires patients to fast for up to 18 hours prior to surgery.

How long does it take to recover from a neck lift?

Most of Dr. Sabbagh's patients return to work after their neck lift within two weeks. At this point, there still may be residual swelling or bruising that prevents you from performing strenuous exercise for up to a month.

What is mini neck lift?

A mini neck lift is an alternative procedure to the full, traditional neck lift surgery that utilizes fewer incisions, less-comprehensive rejuvenation, and typically results in a quicker recovery.

What is the best treatment for saggy neck?

For actual sagging skin, the most comprehensive, personalized, and effective treatment is physical removal of the skin during a surgical procedure. There are other skin tightening treatments that have proved marginally effective in tightening loose skin, but nothing will be as dramatic or natural-looking as a surgery performed by a board-certified doctor.

How much does a facelift and neck lift cost?

Facelifts and neck lifts are commonly combined when there is widespread signs of aging through the face and neck. However, the cost can vary substantially between different patients depending on their specific surgical plan

How much does neck contouring cost?

Surgical neck contouring can cost up to $10,000 or more after all fees for an extensive procedure. More minimally invasive techniques are cheaper but do not provide as long-lasting or dramatic results.

How much does Neck Lift Cost?

Neck lift costs vary substantially by location, physician, and extent of change desired from the procedure. Its range can be from $4,000 to $15,000 depending on the surgery itself and associated fees

What is a liquid facelift?

A liquid facelift is a non-surgical alternative to the traditional facelift, in which dermal fillers are used to smooth out wrinkles, fill in areas of volume loss, and provide mild contouring of the facial structures. Botox and other injectable formulas are also commonly used u2013 hence the “liquid” aspect.

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that aims to lift sagging skin, remove or relocate fat tissue, and reposition the structures of the neck and jawline to a more youthful contour and appearance.