As we age, the effects of gravity, stress, and daily life can become visible around the jawline and neck. Folds of fat deposits can develop in the jowls and the skin can become droopy or saggy. Similar to a facelift, this procedure helps tone and tighten the skin around the neck area and can give you a renewed confidence. Dr. Margoles performs neck lift surgeries at her Greenwich and Stamford facilities.
Benefits of Neck Lift Surgery
Individuals who can benefit from neck lift surgery should have a strong bone structure that is well-defined and whose skin still has some elasticity. Most Fairfield County cosmetic surgery patients are between 40-80 years old, but people who have undergone massive weight loss or neck liposuction can benefit as well.
A neck lift can treat:
- Excess fat deposits on the neck
- Visible neck bands from massive weight loss
- Loose or sagging skin
- Hanging jowls
Neck lift surgery is a customized procedure and Dr. Margoles can walk you through the steps necessary to reach your goals. Patients should have realistic expectations and be in good health before considering this type of surgery.
Your Surgery With Dr. Margoles
A neck lift surgery with Dr. Margoles is relatively fast, but in some extensive cases an overnight stay may be necessary or two separate sessions may be conducted.
The incisions begin in front of the earlobe and then trace around and behind the ear to extend to your hairline. Another incision may be made under the chin to help with the removal of fatty tissue. Once the excess tissue is removed, the underlying muscle is tightened, the skin pulled back, and the incisions are sutured closed.
What to Expect After Your Procedure
In the days following your neck lift, you may experience some minor discomfort that can be lessened with prescription medication. Expect to have surgical bandages around the treated area for several days. Dr. Margoles may instruct you to keep your head elevated and relaxed. A compression strap will need to be worn for three weeks post-surgery to help with bruising and swelling, after which you will be able to enjoy the full benefits of your neck lift.
Recovery times vary, but you should be up and about in two days. Plan to take it easy for at least the first week after your neck lift, and be extra gentle with your face and hair as you will experience tenderness and some numbness.
Contact us to Learn More About Neck Lift Surgery in Fairfield County
If you are considering a neck lift, please contact Dr. Margoles at our Greenwich office (203)869-2939 to set up a consultation. We can address all the details of your procedure including cost and expected recovery time. Dr. Margoles also offers body contouring procedures including tummy tuck and breast augmentation in Fairfield County. Dr. Margoles also regularly meets with patients from nearby cities of Stamford and Greenwich.