This procedure is performed as part of the lower facelift; however, it can also be utilized alone to treat patients with sagging or thick skin of the neck and an otherwise youthful-appearing face. During the neck lift procedure, Dr. Champagne performs neck liposuction in addition to tightening the skin to remove excess fat deposits and help smooth the skin surface. It is an excellent option to treat the neck “waddle” and achieve a more defined neck angle.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
- Excess, sagging skin of the neck and under the chin
- Excess fat in the neck and under the chin
- Youthful appearing lower face (jowls, jawline and sides of mouth)
- Overall good health
- Realistic goals and expectations
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY?
Before your surgery, you will be given a list of medications to avoid and other preoperative and postoperative instructions. The necklift healing and recovery period ranges between 2 to 4 weeks. Generalized neck swelling and bruising is expected, and swelling diminishes over the first two weeks. Bruising can last up to 4 weeks but can be disguised with makeup. An elastic, compressive bandage is worn 24 hours daily for the first seven days and is then worn nightly for the next two weeks. Sutures are removed over the course of seven days, and small clips in the hairline are removed on postoperative day 10. Dr. Champagne personally guides you through your healing process at all postoperative visits to ensure a smooth, optimal recovery, and most patients can return to work after 10 days to two weeks.
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SCHEDULE A PERSONALIZED, CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION:
Please contact Dr. Jason Champagne to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation with our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Champagne. During your consultation, Dr. Champagne will address your goals and answer any questions you may have regarding neck lift or any other procedure we offer.