While for men in their 40s and 50s, the main problem is usually fat in the neck area; for those in their 60s and 70s, it is often the loose and excessive skin as well. Both these problems can be addressed with different surgical approaches to the neck lift procedure.
Dr. Wallach tightens the underlying muscles, and reduces the fat deposits under the chin during your neck lift surgery. The procedure is less invasive than the facelift procedure and still offers the same stunning results which can take off years or more off of your appearance.
Like every other surgical procedure, you must be in good health and have realistic expectations from your results. You will benefit most from the procedure if you have:
- Loose fat and skin in the chin, jaw, or neck area
- Excessive fat in the area
- Excessive fat or skin after massive weight loss
During your neck lift surgery, general anesthesia or IV sedation may be used. The incisions are usually made around and behind your ears so that the resultant scars remain inconspicuous. When you choose a well-experienced surgeon like Dr. Wallach, your incisions are placed so that he can remove the excess fat and tighten the underlying muscles.
After your neck lift surgery, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and numbness in the area. You will have the area bandaged during the recovery and, in some cases, drainage tubes may be used for a day to collect any excessive fluids. Most men are able to return to their normal work routine within 7-14 days from their surgery.
A neck lift can be an excellent option in tightening the neck and lifting your facial profile. To discuss the right procedure options for you with Dr. Wallach, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.