The neck can be one of the first places that shows subtle signs of aging. Additionally, any significant weight changes can leave you with either loose skin or stubborn pockets of fat around the neck. But a neck lift can help you regain a youthful and lively look that can boost your confidence.
At SynergyMD, we focus on providing our patients with an optimized and transformative experience that gives them the results they want. We personalize every neck lift to create an ideal outcome for each patient using modern techniques and the latest advancements. Contact us today to learn more and get started on finding your optimal neck lift plan today.
What Is Neck Lift?
A neck lift aims to tackle factors such as aging and stubborn fat around the neck, restoring the area to a younger look and feel. Aging not only results in looser skin, but it can cause the neck muscles to weaken as well. The result: skin that cannot stay tight no matter the effort you put into it. A neck lift helps by removing excess skin and tightening the underlying tissues, creating a more defined appearance. Additionally, it can improve the contour of your jawline for a refined appearance overall.
While a neck lift can provide impressive results on its own, many patients at SynergyMD also combine it with other rejuvenating procedures. When done in tandem with another procedure, a neck lift’s results can shine even more. As part of your consultation, Dr. Brown can work with you to see what procedures can provide the results that match your expectations. Common procedures combined with a neck lift include:
- Brow lift
- Eyelid surgery
- Skin resurfacing (non-surgical)
- And more
Is a Neck Lift Right for Me?
If you are ready to tackle some signs of aging, then a neck lift can be what you need. You may be an ideal neck lift candidate if you want to:
- Address excess fat in the lower face area
- Treat sagging skin around the jawline
- Tighten up loose skin
- Reduce muscle banding in the neck area
Additionally, there are a few standards for the ideal candidate for a neck lift in Tampa. These include:
- Being in overall good health
- Avoiding smoking before and after the procedure
- Have healthy expectations for revision results
Schedule your neck lift consultation today with Dr. Brown to learn more about the procedure and see if you can be a good candidate. After a full discussion of your goals and medical history, we can work with you to build a personalized neck lift procedure that will give you ideal results.
SynergyMD’s board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brown, can work with patients who are not ready for the commitment of a neck lift. If you have minor sagging or wrinkling around the neck, we may be able to help with one of our non-surgical treatments.
What Is the Recovery Like?
The first two weeks after a neck lift are best spent resting at home and taking that time off from work. During this initial healing period, you will experience some swelling and pain, but this can be managed with the right medication as needed. For several weeks, you will need to avoid strenuous activity as your body recovers. Dr. Brown will provide you with complete instructions for each stage of your neck lift surgery and monitor your recovery to ensure you heal well and see optimal results. After several weeks, and with Dr. Brown’s approval, you can gradually return to various activities.
When Can I See Results?
Most patients will see their final neck lift results once all swelling has gone down. Typically, this takes about a month or two, depending on how quickly you heal. By this time, your swelling should be down, your incisions should be healed and the skin around your neck should feel normal again.
Once you see your neck lift results, they should be with you for years to come. However, we want to note that this does not stop the aging process. Nothing really can do that yet, but you can take steps to ensure your neck lift results last as long as possible. Some key habits to start incorporating into your life include:
- Having a good skincare routine
- Use SPD and avoid excess sun exposure
- Avoid smoking
- Keep a healthy weight and diet
- Avoid sources of chronic stress
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