Rejuvenate Your Neck with Neck Lift Surgery in Farmington & Hartford, CT
While many people notice signs of aging in the face, the skin of our necks is as susceptible to the effects of aging and can make us appear older than we’d like. For some, aging in the neck can occur even more rapidly than in the face. Fortunately, there is a safe and highly effective surgery that can reverse the signs of aging in the neck. A neck lift tightens sagging skin, smooths banding, and restores a youthful jawline contour. It can also treat unwanted neck fat and eliminate a double chin. Call us to learn more about neck lift surgery in Farmington, CT. Our welcoming staff is waiting to show you the attention and skill that make Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the top facial plastic surgery practices in Farmington and Hartford County, CT.
How Aging Affects Delicate Skin on the Neck
The first signs of neck aging are often noticed in the mid-40s. Patients may notice loosening skin and a loss of definition below the chin and jaw. Cords or banding in the neck may become more evident as the paired muscles located on either side of the neck (platysma muscles) loosen over the years. Skin becomes less elastic and many patients develop a “turkey neck”, or loose, jiggling skin on the neck and under the chin. Jawline definition is lost, and many patients develop the dreaded “double chin”.
Our neck lift procedure addresses many of these common signs of aging in this area. During the surgery, we tighten loose skin, adjust and tighten the platysma muscle, remove excess fatty tissue, and reestablish youthful contours to the jawline and neckline.
A neck lift can be performed on its own but is often paired with facelift surgery to turn back time for a total facial rejuvenation.
What Can a Neck Lift Do for Me?
A neck lift restores a youthful appearance to the neck and jawline. In our practice, this procedure is commonly used to address age-related changes to the neck that include:
- Double chin
- Turkey neck
- Platysma banding (changes to the texture of the muscles in the neck)
- Loss of definition to the jawline
If you have one or more of these common complaints, come in for a consultation and explore your options. A neck lift can address these aesthetic issues and others. With an extremely high patient satisfaction rating, our neck lift patients are delighted with the results we can achieve with cosmetic neck surgery.
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Your Neck Lift Consultation in Hartford & Farmington, CT
All patients have a consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons before undergoing their neck lift surgery. On the day of your consultation, you’ll arrive at one of our beautiful office locations. We have facial plastic surgery offices in Farmington and Avon, CT to conveniently serve men and women living throughout Hartford County. You’ll be welcomed by our warm and supportive staff members to check in and complete some initial paperwork before meeting with your surgeon.
Our consultations are information-packed. During your visit, we’ll:
- Perform a thorough examination of the face and neck to determine the best treatment options for you
- Talk about your goals for the procedure, your lifestyle, and your expectations for neck lift surgery
- Review your medical history, including any medications you use
- Discuss treatment options, including any non-surgical alternatives
- Answer any questions you may have about your treatment plan
- Discuss procedural costs, payment options, and what you can expect moving forward
- Schedule your surgery, if you’re ready to take the next step
Meet our surgeons and staff to discover why Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery is one of the top facial plastic surgery practices in Connecticut for comprehensive facial rejuvenation. You will leave your consultation with a thorough understanding of what to expect for your upcoming surgery and recovery and how we can help you to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Neck Lift Surgery in Farmington and Hartford, CT
We perform all surgeries at our off-site surgical suite. On the day of your procedure, you’ll arrive and check in before heading into pre-op. You’ll also meet with your surgeon to review goals and recovery information one final time before surgery.
Our neck lift procedures are highly customized. Some patients want their treatment to address a double chin while others are concerned about neck banding; your surgery will be uniquely designed for you to address your specific concerns. Each surgical plan is developed specific to the patient. While time in surgery varies, a typical neck lift procedure takes about two hours.
You will be under general anesthesia for your surgery. Your surgeon will make precise incisions in an area strategically chosen to minimize the appearance of any scars while maximizing your outcomes. Your muscles, fat, and connective tissue can then be addressed, and excess skin can be removed prior to closing the incisions.
After surgery, patients spend one to two hours in recovery. Most return home the same day as their procedure, although you will need someone else to drive you home. We’ll check in on you several times in the first week or so of your recovery through phone calls and office visits to make sure that healing is progressing well.
Neck Lift Recovery
You will wake from your surgery with bandages in place and recover for a bit of time with the highly attentive nursing staff at our surgery center. Then, you will be able to leave on the same day as your surgery. Our patients recover from neck lift surgery in the comfort of their own home. As your mobility may be limited and you may bel quite sleepy for a day or two, we ask that you arrange for someone to stay with you for the first few days. Prescription pain medications are available if needed, but many of our neck lift patients don’t require them. Bruising, tenderness, and swelling are common and expected. The skin may feel tight, especially for the first few days. We are available to answer any questions, so don’t hesitate to get in touch as needed.
Most patients take about a week off from work, and we’ll give you recommendations on when to return to more strenuous activities. Most patients wait about four weeks before slowly reintroducing exercise. It is important that you follow our post-operative care instructions to ensure optimal recovery and excellent results.
Other Options for Neck Rejuvenation
Neck lift surgery isn’t your only option for rejuvenation of the lower face and below the chin. Your surgeon may recommend one or more of the following procedures. These can be paired with neck lift surgery or alone, depending on your needs and goals.
Our cosmetic laser treatments can often be performed on the neck. These treatments can address hyperpigmentation and visible veins and vascular conditions.
Our chemical peels help to smooth wrinkles and restore a more youthful skin appearance. Using state-of-the art treatments, we are able to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration and increase growth of new skin and collagen to improve the texture of the neck.
For patients with a double chin or unwanted fat under the jaw, we often recommend liposuction. This can be performed alone if the skin is taut and elastic or paired with neck lift surgery for transformative results.
Visit CT Facial Plastic Surgery for your Neck Lift Treatment
Our board-certified surgeons are both trained in facial plastic surgery that creates natural and beautiful results. Dr. Brook Seeley is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery; both he and Dr. Nicholas Karter are board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Karter also completed a prestigious fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Langsdon Clinic. Whether you meet with Dr. Seeley or Dr. Karter, you can be certain that you are receiving the best aesthetic medical care available in state.
Learn more about how a neck lift can help you achieve your goals of looking and feeling youthful. Call today for a consultation!
Aging doesn’t just happen to the face. Treat aging skin on the neck and jawline with a surgical neck lift at Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery. Call us at (860) 676-2473 to schedule your consultation with our board-certified, specialty trained facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Seeley and Dr. Karter, today.