Neck Lift San Diego
Sun, gravity, stress, and age can all be contributing factors that create signs of aging, especially in the neck region. Fat deposits may appear around the neck, and the jawline can grow slack. Dr. James C. Pietraszek has years of experience performing neck lift surgery and routinely combines this procedure with other cosmetic treatments such as the nose, eyelids, and forehead surgery.
If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance, The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery can guide you in deciding which treatments will help you reach your aesthetic goals.
What to Expect During and After Neck Lift Surgery
During your first consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for a neck lift. Your personal goals, medical history, facial structure, and elasticity are all important factors we consider when planning your treatment. Several different surgical techniques can be used when performing neck lift surgery, and they are usually performed under local anesthesia combined with a sedative for your comfort and relaxation. Options include:
Liposuction. Specialized equipment is used to remove fat from the jawline and under the chin.
Cervicoplasty. Small incisions are made in strategic areas, and muscles underneath are tightened. Excess skin and fat may be removed from those people who are overweight.
Submentoplasty. A small incision is made at the curve of the neck, and the muscles there are tightened. This method is more commonly used in individuals who are at or near ideal body weight and have a moderate amount of loose neck skin and fat.
After surgery, you may experience some mild discomfort that can be taken care of with pain medication and the swelling usually disappears within a few weeks. We will remove your sutures after one week, and most people can resume their normal activities within a few days after surgery. It can take several weeks for healing to be complete, and it is important to protect your skin from the sun and excessive abrasion or motion until then.
Contact The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery for Neck Lift Surgery
Our approach to neck lift surgery takes into consideration your goals, age, and ethnicity, as well as providing a natural balance and proportion among all your facial features. We are dedicated to your overall well being and health, in addition to helping you feel attractive and confident. Contact us today for a comprehensive evaluation.