About Neck Lift Surgery
We’ve all heard descriptions of necks: She has the neck of a swan (long and elegant). That’s the neck of a fighter (thick and strong). His neck looks like a turkey’s (flabby, hanging). Visual, aren’t they? The neck should be an attractive, flowing passageway from the face and the head to the body--without many hills, valleys, and bumps along the route. The neck is an extension of the face in telling much about a person and his/her lifestyle. Aging and other negatives equally affect the face and the neck. We should treat the neck as gently as we treat the face. Therefore, Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sean Kelishadi performs neck lift surgery to bring dramatic improvement. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, we can help you shave off years of aging wrinkles through neck lift surgery.
"Dr. Kelishadi is amazing!!! He made me feel so comfortable! I had Breast Augmentation May 26th. I'm three months out and loving my results! I was very self conscious about my chest. My breasts shrunk due to breast feeding. I didn't even want to change in front of my husband. (he loved them no matter what lol) and now I am feeling so great about it! He said he's even noticed a boost in my confidence level. I love it! i feel good..i feel sexy. I never thought I would actually go through with getting this done, but Dr. Kelishadi and his staff helped me with every step of the way. He was very caring and checked up on me after surgery. His staff was very nice as well. All so helpful! I highly recommend him!"- J.V. / Yelp / Jul 27, 2017
"Dr. Kelishadi and the team at SSK Plastic Surgery is the best of the best out there. Since January of this year I had been researching doctors in the SoCal area. I was just doing google searches, and found a lot of amazing doctors. I had a few consultations around the Newport, Laguna, and Beverly Hills areas. They were all great, but SSK was exceptional. Something that really impressed me was how personable Dr. Kelishadi was. I had only submitted an inquiry of interest in a consultation, and he called me! No other dr had done that. When I met with Dr. Kelishadi and Lindsey for the first time, I felt very comfortable. The office is beautiful and clean. From the first consultation I knew I found the Dr. for my breast augmentation. Prior to surgery, Dr. Kelishadi worked with me on sizing and implants. I ended up going for the 300 cc since I am a pretty petite person. I had my surgery this past July, and now a month later I can say it was the BEST decision I could've made! I've wanted a breast augmentation since I was in high school, and now in my mid twenties I finally decided to go for it and have been loving it ever since. The day of surgery everyone at the surgery clinic was so comforting and sweet. It made the whole process so easy. After surgery, Dr. Kelishadi still takes such good care of you! He has his personal phone ready just in case you have any questions/concerns post surgery. And he calls you just to check in and see how you're doing. It really was the extra mile! My recovery was quick and (nearly) pain-free. I was off the pain killers just 3 days post surgery, overall the pain was bearable even at its worst. Today I am a month in and feeling almost 100% again! I am SO happy with my results and my choice with SSK plastic surgery. If you are having any hesitations with your decision to get the body/face you've always wanted I say there's no time like the present! And going to SSK is the first step! I hope by me sharing my experience, helps!!"- K.K. / Yelp / Aug 22, 2017
"Amazing - I am 35 years old and was looking for a curvy figure... Dr. Kelishadi performed lipo with fat transfer and I have to say my husband and I are thrilled with the results. Dr. Kelishadi was great, made us feel at ease and was there through the recovery every step of the way. If we had any questions he was a phone call away. I've had plastic surgery with other doctors but they do not compare to..."- A. / RealSelf / Aug 14, 2017
"Dr. Kelishadi and his staff are the absolute best! - First I have to say that if I could give Dr. Kelishadi & his staff more than 5 stars I would!! Dr. K is the absolute best! His friendly outgoing personality puts you at total ease to discuss any of your concerns or fears, all your options etc... & his skills in this field are the clencher!! He's amazing!! I'm in the medical field & work along side a variety of doctors daily. I'm..."- P.O. / RealSelf / Aug 14, 2017
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Whether aging progresses at a normal pace or begins early, it readily shows in the face and the neck. Major damage can be caused by:
- Decreasing levels of elastin and collagen, and the constant pull of gravity
- An unhealthy lifestyle (e.g., smoking, frequent frowning, insufficient rest and hydration, a poor diet, insufficient exercise to firm muscles and tissues)
- Environmental contributions (e.g., excessive sun exposure and insufficient sunscreen)
- People who exercise a great deal, and those who have a fast metabolism and are naturally lean, may have less volume and less support in their faces. This can translate into skin that needs to be firmed.
Frowning is a prime example of the wear and tear that occurs to your face and neck anatomy over time, with the constant muscle activation aiding gravity to pull your structures down, and less elastin and collagen to fight the stresses.
- Volume loss in the fat compartments of the face and redistribution of fat to areas that did not have it before, such as the jowls, adds to this droopy look associated with the aging phenomenon.
- When unfulfilled, failing definition and volume in the cheeks, jowls drooping from the corners of the mouth (marionette lines), and failing definition in the jawline will be hastened and worsened when everything above is falling down.
- Also, a job or a bad habit that entails constant looking downward pushes down on the skin beneath the chin, which may compound a horizontal band of loose jowls.
Neck and facial skin and underlying structures need to be lifted, tightened, and smoothed. These problems should be corrected surgically, especially in the neck, where nonsurgical adjuncts (fillers, neurotoxins, skin-tightening treatments) are shortcuts that, when effective, are often short-term “band-aids.”
If you don’t want to wear turtlenecks around the clock to cover the ravages of time, especially in warm weather, you may consider a neck lift in the Orange County area, to reverse the clock. Worthwhile neck rejuvenation can be achieved through various types and levels of neck lift surgery here in Orange County. Trade your “turkey-neck” for the desirable swan neck through the stellar services and personalized attention of SSK Plastic Surgery. After that, it’ll be “Bye-bye, turtlenecks!” and “Hello, V-necks!” for you!
We have different procedures and techniques to match your lower or higher levels of need to repair damage. In our neck lift and facelift techniques, the deeper layers of facial tissue are re-suspended, age-related sagging is corrected, and a more-youthful shape is restored. The real advantage of the neck lift is the extensive improvements Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kelishadi will perform:
- To restore the jawline and a 90-degree angle between jaw and neck.
- Re-drape loose, sagging skin.
- Get rid of visible “platysmal” bands with platysmaplasty. Liposuction of the neck can also be considered in milder cases.
What To Expect
After your procedure, you will be wearing a neck-wrap dressing or a “jaw bra” when your designated driver takes you home. Normally, we will remove your surgical dressing the next day. Our efforts to reduce post-treatment inflammation via careful tissue handling will show in your short-term results. The additional advantages are a typical downtime of only 1 to 2 weeks and a natural look. Results will become obvious to you during the next 2 – 3 weeks as swelling resolves and the soft tissue takes on its new form. You may continue to see improvement over the next few months and can rejoice in a better-defined jawline and a younger look that we hope will last over the long term.
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Time has proven tremendous, long-term results from an investment in a joint neck lift and facelift with an anatomic approach. In addition, chin, cheek, and lip enhancements are advantageous options for men and women. These adjunct procedures balance the proportions to achieve the effect of a more-attractive and unified neck and face.
What are your particular options and neck lift cost in Orange County? If you want to pursue top-notch repairs of a high-caliber Orange County plastic surgeon, please consider the personal connection, compassion, and skill of SSK Plastic Surgery. Feel free to call us for an appointment at (949) 515-SURG to find out about the enhancements that interest you. In our consultation together, we will use your photos as aids in discussing and deciding on the procedures that best suit you and your needs. Neck and facial rejuvenation can be worked into nearly any schedule. Whatever your stage of aging, we will work with you to tailor a treatment to your goals and your satisfaction. Looking younger and more vibrant can also mean feeling that way!