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Necklift

Necklifts in Beverly Hills – Skin Tightening for a Youthful Appearance

Sleek and slim neck contours are the qualities of youth and elegance. The neck should be well defined from the jawline to create the desired and slender-looking transition from the face to the shoulders. Whether you are experiencing problems with excess fat or skin around the neck, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Maher Anous, can effectively sculpt this area, so you look years younger and even pounds slimmer.

To learn more about necklift surgery in Beverly Hills, contact our surgeon, Dr. Maher Anous, and schedule a consultation today!

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Do you Need a Necklift?

The effects of aging often first appear around the face and neck. Soft tissue in these areas may lose youthful firmness and definition, leading to the appearance of what some may refer to as a “turkey waddle.” When the platysma, which runs from the collarbone to the lower jaw, loosens and sags, patients notice that they look prematurely aged. If your otherwise youthful appearance has been affected by excess skin around the neck, Dr. Anous offers necklift surgery in Beverly Hills to improve skin firmness and re-define facial contours.

What Happens During Your Skin Tightening Procedure

Necklift surgery is an optimal solution for patients who want to rejuvenate their jawline and neck. The procedure involves the creation of tiny incisions below the earlobes; these incisions are easily hidden, and others won’t be able to notice any tell-tale signs of a surgical procedure. Dr. Anous trims excess skin before lifting tissue to an elevated position. The tissue can connect beneath or behind the ear to increase neck firmness. Dr. Anous often combines necklift surgery with liposuction and a facelift to create a complete facial makeover and achieve the best results possible.

Why Choose a Necklift?

The appearance of an aging neck is created through a combination of excess fat, loose skin, and sagging tissue. Necklift surgery resolves these issues and can be combined with other aesthetic facial procedures for an overall improvement. Patients choose a necklift for the following benefits and more:

  • Safe, effective, and long-lasting results
  • Corrects loose skin
  • Results last at least ten years
  • Treatment can be completed in conjunction with other aesthetic surgeries like a facelift, eyelid surgery, or liposuction for comprehensive improvement

Patients who are best suited for a necklift are those who exhibit excess skin and sagging tissue under the chin. Patients should also be healthy, with no medical conditions which can negatively impact healing or increase the risk of surgery. Many individuals who seek this procedure are between the ages of 30 and 70.

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Recovering from your Surgical Procedure

The time for necklift recovery varies from patient to patient. Because individuals react differently to surgery and no two surgeries are identical, it’s hard to estimate how long it will take you to heal. However, most patients return to their normal activities, including work, within one week.

The soft tissue around the neck will feel tight for a few weeks, and you should expect some swelling and bruising. These effects will subside over time with proper care. Dr. Anous will provide detailed instructions to follow surgery and until you are fully recovered.

Combining a Necklift with Other Aesthetic Procedure

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Because the neck frames the face, creating ideal contours and contributing to facial beauty, a necklift is often completed with other aesthetic procedures for dramatically improved aesthetics. An individualized blend of facial procedures enables better definition and balance, resolving the effects of aging like loose skin, midface hollows, and abnormal proportions. The results of a necklift and facial rejuvenation include defined lines and a youthful appearance. Many patients choose the following procedures to coincide with a necklift:

If there are any two procedures related to facial rejuvenation which go together, it’s a necklift and a facelift. This combination allows Dr. Anous to address neck tissue laxity, sagging cheeks, and jowls.

Balance is the key to facial beauty. Reshaping the nose to fit natural contours and improving jawline definition may dramatically improve the patient’s facial balance and appearance.

As with many aesthetic surgeries, liposuction is a necessary procedure to remove excess fat and sculpt satisfactory contours. Liposuction in the neck area can reduce excess fat, which is common to an aging neck.

This popular cosmetic treatment softens expression lines common to the forehead, brow, and eyes, so skin looks smoother and youthful.

If you are considering a necklift or any other aesthetic procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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Necklift FAQs

General anesthesia is used during surgery so that you will be asleep during your procedure. During recovery, you may feel some discomfort. We will provide medication to help you rest easily while you recuperate at home.

You will need some time to rest to ensure a successful recovery, but many patients return to work within one week. Because different patients heal at different rates, it’s hard to determine what you will experience. However, you should avoid strenuous activity, exercise, lifting and bending during your recovery.

Results may last up to a decade or longer. A necklift does not stop the aging process, but it does turn back the clock. Essentially, the results are permanent because your neck will always look younger than if you never had the procedure. Results last longer for patients who live healthy lifestyles with no smoking, proper skin care, and a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

As with all surgeries, a necklift does have risks and potential complications. However, because of advanced techniques and technology, risks are minimal. Risks include infection, tightness, bleeding, and nerve damage.

Results are immediate, but the swelling will affect the improvement for a few weeks after surgery. When swelling subsides, results will continue to improve for three to six months.