As our faces age, our necks change as well. Maybe you’ve lost the youthful, sharp angle of your neck. Changes in your neck’s appearance are most commonly caused by fat deposits beneath the chin, muscle laxity, or skin laxity. These factors give the neck and face an aged, saggy look, changing the shape of the face. A neck lift in Albany County by Latham, NY, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore can help.
Without making any other changes to the face, rejuvenating a sagging or wrinkled neck can dramatically improve one’s appearance. Neck lifts are a tailored set of procedures that remove excess skin, tighten neck muscles, remove fat, and restore a defined jawline.
Neck lift techniques are better than ever. Dr. Rockmore has the precision and expertise to perform your neck lift safely, and his approach creates long lasting, natural looking changes. There are a variety of neck lifting procedures and, in your consultation, he will tailor a solution to meet your specific needs.
If the majority of the problem is fat accumulation, liposuction may be all that is needed to improve your neck. Liposuction removes the fat beneath the chin and neck, but it relies on the skin to have enough elasticity to contract and fit your new form. The advantage of liposuction is that it has limited recovery time and leaves a miniscule scar, and can also be done in our office..
This technique is used in cases with moderate neck ptosis, or sagging. Fat of the neck is removed and muscles tightened through a small incision hidden beneath the chin. The tightening of the muscles restores the angle of the neck and skin is redraped over it. Tis subtle approach is not useful when there is significant excess skin.
Neck lift surgeries are often referred to cervicoplasty (remove excess skin) or platysmaplasty (tighten loose neck muscles), however neck contouring isn’t exclusive to one surgical technique. It’s a customized procedure tailored to a patient’s goals and current appearance. Dr. Rockmore will create an individualized plan that provides the best possible improvement.
This non-surgical alternative to a neck lift has been nicknamed the ``double chin injection``. It is the first and only injectable treatment approved by the FDA that destroys fat cells when injected. KYBELLA is a good option for those with good skin elasticity. The procedure involves a series of injections scheduled a month apart over 2 to 4 months.
Face, eyes, and neck all combine to create a facial appearance. A neck lift alone does not improve the jowl area or treat the lower face and cheeks. Typically, a neck is lifted as part of a facelift, while the face is not lifted as part of a neck lift. To dramatically improve one’s appearance, these procedures may be combined.
The recovery for a neck lift depends on the extent of the procedure and can vary from 3 to 14 days. There are no mandates, and you can shower and wash your hair the day after your neck lift. To minimize swelling and bruising, it is best to sleep upright in a recliner and avoid bending over for 1 to 2 weeks. All activities including workouts can be resumed within 3 weeks.
While there is some swelling and bruising with a neck lift, this can be camouflaged with makeup. Lasers and vitamins can speed the process as well . This resolves quickly, revealing your new neck contours. You will no longer need to hide your neck with scarves and turtlenecks and can now be both comfortable and confident with your looks.
$6,000 – $8,000
This price range is all-inclusive, of anesthesia, facility, post-op care, and all office and surgeon fees. To learn more about costs associated with this procedure, schedule a consultation today.
Are you looking for the best plastic surgeon to perform your eyelid surgery? People visit our Latham practice in Albany County from Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, and throughout eastern New York to have Dr. Rockmore perform their surgeries. You can request a consultation using the contact form or call our office at 518-363-7942 to schedule an appointment.