Sagging jowls and loose neck skin can make your lower face look older and tired. A neck lift can restore your sculpted jaw, neck, and chin contours. Often performed with a facelift, this procedure can dramatically improve the appearance of your neck and make you look noticeably younger.
What is a Neck Lift?
Loss of definition in the jaw and neck can make an appearance in people as young as their 30s. The appearance of drooping jowls or a double chin can make you feel self-conscious. A neck lift is a procedure that tightens and restores the definition of the neck and jaw. A neck lift can include liposuction if you have fat under your chin (submental fat).
Do I Need a Neck Lift or a Facelift?
People who make good candidates for a neck lift are often good candidates for a facelift. This procedure lifts and tightens the skin and underlying structures in the lower and mid-face areas. Extending the facelift lower into the jaw and neck area creates a firmer and more youthful appearance. While some people may be good candidates for a neck lift alone, most people with enough sagging skin to get a neck lift also have facial skin laxity.
What is the Best Age to Get a Neck Lift?
Like many other cosmetic surgeries, there is no perfect age for a neck lift. In general, people who get neck lifts are between 35 and 55. However, you can have a neck lift at an older age as long as you are in good health. The most significant neck sagging happens during this time for most people.
The best age to get a neck lift depends on how much loose skin you have and how much it bothers you. You may achieve excellent results with non-surgical treatments if you have minor skin laxity. Submental fat without loose skin can be addressed with liposuction or non-surgical treatments. People of any age with moderate to severe loose skin around the neck and jaw are the best candidates.
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What is Recovery Like From a Neck Lift?
You will have some initial swelling and soreness that begins to fade within a few days. You can see a difference immediately, but you will see your full results about a month later when the swelling resolves. Most people can return to work within a week. You can resume most physical activities after about three weeks. Dr. Farole and his team will provide detailed recovery instructions, and you will have follow-up visits to monitor your progress.
Dr. Anthony Farole is the best. I came in very scared and afraid. Dr. Farole and his wonderful staff were very patient with me and helped calm me down. They reassured me that i would be fine and took very good care of me. I felt no pain and the procedure went very smooth. Thank you so much for a job well done!
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Are you interested in learning more about neck lifts? Schedule a consultation at Dr. Farole’s Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA by giving us a call at (610) 890-6948 today.