Neck Lift Surgery in Atlanta, GA
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline by correcting visible signs of aging. Loose skin and muscle tissues are tightened, and fatty deposits are removed. The result is a toned, more youthful-looking neck with a more defined angle between the chin and necklines.
Mark Crispin, M.D., at Crispin Plastic Surgery, performs neck lift surgery in Atlanta to help men and women achieve a youthful, more attractive look and renewed self-confidence. Dr. Crispin is a board-certified plastic surgeon who consistently delivers beautiful, natural-looking patient results. He and his staff run a warm and welcoming practice where patients are heard and valued for who they are.
To learn how neck lift surgery with Dr. Crispin might make you look and feel better, contact Crispin Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation in Atlanta.
Considering a Neck Lift with One of the Best Surgeons in Atlanta, GA
As a natural part of the aging process, skin on the neck and below the chin can stretch, sag, wrinkle, and lose resilience. Unwanted fat can accumulate, making sagging skin even more noticeable. The muscles in the neck can become visible as vertical bands. Even if your face continues to look young, an aging neck can make you look older than you feel. A neck lift reverses these unwanted changes.
The procedure can correct:
It’s important to note that a neck lift does not correct jowls. A facelift does that by tightening loosened skin and muscles on the lower part of the face. A neck lift can be combined with a facelift to eliminate jowls, smooth lines, and wrinkles in the lower portion of the face and subtly reposition displaced fat and muscles from below the eyes to the jawline.
The changes made in a neck lift can make you look and feel younger and more attractive—a transformation that can boost your self-esteem and self-confidence!
Planning Your Neck Lift
Planning for your Atlanta, GA, neck lift starts with your consultation with Dr. Crispin. He will ask questions to learn your medical history and understand your goals, perform an examination, and answer all the questions you may have. Based on his observations and what he learns from you, Dr. Crispin will recommend a treatment approach that will give you optimal results in the safest way. He will explain his surgical plan and what you can expect throughout the process.
Dr. Crispin’s goal in every cosmetic surgery is to create natural-looking results that are in harmony with the patient’s features, taking the surgical approach that promises the best outcomes and holds the lowest risk.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?
During your individualized consultation, Dr. Crispin can tell you if you are a good candidate for a neck lift. You may be a good candidate if you:
If you smoke, you must be able to quit for a period of several weeks before and after your surgery.
How Is Neck Lift Surgery Performed?
Neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The specific approach and technique used will depend on the enhancements being made. A neck lift may include one or a combination of the following procedures:
Liposuction is used to remove defined pockets of excess fat. If the skin has the resilience to contract and smooth after the fat has been removed, liposuction alone may be all that’s needed. Or liposuction may be combined with surgery to tighten stretched skin and muscles. In a liposuction procedure for the neck, small incisions are made, usually behind the ears and under the chin, through which a small cannula is inserted to suction out excess fat.
Platysmaplasty can correct weakened or loose neck muscles, which are often the reason for neck banding or a turkey neck. In a platysmaplasty procedure, incisions are made behind the ears or under the chin, through which the muscles of the neck, or platysma, are tightened.
Cervicoplasty removes excess skin from the neck and the area below the chin. In a cervicoplasty procedure, incisions are made behind the ears or under the chin, and excess skin is removed to correct sagging and wrinkling.
When all changes have been made, the incisions are closed and protected with a sterile dressing. After you awaken from the anesthesia has worn off and are fully alert, you will be released to go home. You should arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home and stay with you for at least the first night.
What to Expect After Your Neck Lift
Plan to rest at home for 5 to 7 days after your surgery. You can expect some discomfort in the days right after your surgery, which can be managed with pain medication. You can also expect some swelling and bruising at first. Many patients experience sensations of tightness or tingling as they heal. You’ll be able to resume light activity after a few days; then you can gradually build up to your normal level of physical activity over the next few weeks.
Dr. Crispin and his staff will provide you with detailed instructions on:
It will take some time for bruising and residual swelling to resolve and for the scars from the surgery to fade. You can use makeup to hide any initial discoloration, taking care to keep the incisions clean until they heal. Final results will be visible six months to a year after your surgery.
Schedule Your Atlanta Neck Lift Consultation Today
Contact Crispin Plastic Surgery online or by calling (404) 257-0064 to schedule a consultation for a neck lift with Dr. Crispin. He will ask questions to understand your goals for treatment, examine you, and give his recommendations for the best and safest approach. Patients throughout the Atlanta area choose Dr. Crispin because of his caring approach, his surgical expertise, and his beautifully natural-looking.
Atlanta Neck Lift - FAQs
Three related facial rejuvenation procedures are often performed in combination with a neck lift:
- A facelift rejuvenates the lower portion of the face, from below the eyes to the jawline, lifting and tightening skin and underlying tissue and repositioning displaced fat.
- A brow lift rejuvenates the upper part of the face, above the eyes, by raising drooping eyebrows and smoothing forehead lines and creases.
- Eyelid surgery corrects sagging and puffiness in the eyelids and below the eyes.
Just under the chin, behind the ear, and into the scalp. Scars generally fade with time.
Age is not really a factor in your decision. What matters is how you feel and if that area is bothersome to you. In general, changes in that area begin in the early forties.
Applying sun protection and maintaining a healthy lifestyle will assist in maintaining your newly rejuvenated neckline. A neck lift will not arrest the aging process.