Neck Lift

Neck Lift Specialist
A neck lift is a highly effective way to eliminate sagging, creasing, and other signs of age in the neck area. Dr. David Bray at Bray Plastic Surgery in Torrance, CA performs neck lift surgery with both expertise and extensive experience.

Neck Lift Q & A

by David Bray, MD

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

Most neck lift patients are in their 30s or older. Patients may opt for neck lift surgeries at any point in their lives, with some patients being in their 70s. Patients must be in good general health, but most people who want a neck lift will be able to have the surgery.

What Is the Skin-Only Neck Lift?

The skin-only neck lift is done by making a small incision just beneath or behind both of the ears. The surgeon will then pull the skin tight, then trim off any extra skin. This eliminates drooping, sagging, and wrinkling, leaving the neck skin newly tight and firm.

What Is the Platysmaplasty Neck Lift?

The platysmaplasty neck lift corrects not only the skin but also the muscles beneath it. The surgeon will create small incisions both in the lower ear area and underneath the chin. These specially placed incisions allow the plastic surgeon to remove excess fat and place tiny sutures in the muscles of the neck. After that, the neck lift will follow the same procedure as a skin-only neck lift, removing the excess skin.

What Other Procedures Can Be Done Along with a Neck Lift?

Other plastic surgery procedures are often done at the same time as a neck lift. For example, people who have visible signs of aging on the face and the neck might have a facelift and a neck lift at the same time. This allows for a uniformly younger look.

What Type of Anesthesia Is Used in a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is normally done under either local anesthesia combined with light sedation or under general anesthesia. Patients will not feel pain during the procedure because the area will be completely numbed.

How Long Do Neck Lift Results Last?

While nothing can stop time, the neck lift results should last for years in most patients. However, skin will eventually begin to loosen and sag again, but it will do so very gradually.

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