Neck Lift Boca Raton | Neck Lift South Florida
A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to restore a blunted/redundant neck (double chin) to a more youthful state. A neck lift can be performed alone, but is often performed in conjunction with a face lift. However, certain people may not want or need a facelift, and a necklift alone may be suitable for them.
There are several methods for correcting a sagging neck . Often times these methods are combined to achieve optimal results. Neck liposuction removes excess neck fat, while a neck lift is performed to tighten the deeper neck muscles and remove excess skin. During your detailed consultation, Dr. Steiger will determine the best method for improving your neck.
To improve the appearance of a blunted neck.
The procedure will vary based upon your anatomy and the cause of your neck laxity. Typically, the deeper neck muscles are tightened, and extra skin and fat is removed from the neck. All of the incisions are placed around your ear, hairline, and chin crease in order to camouflage them. The incisions for neck liposuction alone are small and hidden within these same regions.
Deep sedation/twilight sleep is preferred, however some patients opt for a general anesthetic.
Length Of Time
A necklift takes approximately 2 hours to perform, depending upon the amount of work required. It is performed in a state of the art, fully accredited outpatient surgical facility or at the hospital. Other procedures can be combined with a necklift, and may be recommended after a detailed consultation with Dr. Steiger.
Most patients go home comfortably on the same day and are cared for by their family and/or friends. Professional in-home nursing care is available upon request. Overnight suites with professional nursing care are also available. Our friendly staff will assist you in coordinating these services upon request.
Recovery time ranges between 1-2 weeks. Depending on your type of work, you may return as early as 1 week. Full, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for 2 weeks after the procedure. Bruising can occur after surgery, which may be camouflaged with makeup. This generally resolves after 2 weeks. Most patients do not experience any real pain after surgery, but describe a discomfort from the feeling of tightness. We will prescribe analgesics to help alleviate this.
Dr. Jacob D Steiger MD is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. He practices in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida treating patients from Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, as well as patients from all over the US and from around the world.