Neck Lift in Newport Beach, CA

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What is 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. Aging and other negatives equally affect the face and the neck. We should treat the neck as gently as we treat the face. SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA performs neck lift surgery to bring a dramatic improvement to this area of the body. Plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi can help you shave off years of aging wrinkles through neck lift surgery. 

What Are The Problems A Neck Lift Addresses?

Aging

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 for firm muscles and tissues)
  • Environmental contributions (e.g., excessive sun exposure and insufficient sunscreen)
  • Genetics 
  • 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

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 available 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.

How Is Neck LIft Surgery Performed?

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 Newport Beach, CA area to reverse the clock. Worthwhile neck rejuvenation can be achieved through neck lift surgery.

We have different procedures and techniques to match your lower or higher levels of need to repair the 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 Dr. Kelishadi will perform:

  1. To restore the jawline and a 90-degree angle between the jaw and neck.
  2. Re-drape loose, sagging skin.
  3. Get rid of visible “platysmal” bands with platysmaplasty. Liposuction of the neck can also be considered in milder cases.

What Should I Expect Following Neck Lift Surgery?

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 – 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.

Neck lift FAQs

Does a neck lift hurt?

A neck lift procedure is not painful but patients may feel some discomfort afterward. SSK Plastic Surgery can provide detailed post-operative instructions to minimize any discomfort. We also offer several options for pain management, such as medication and ice packs. Our goal is to ensure your comfort from the start of your treatment through your full recovery.

Is neck lift surgery safe?

Our staff in Newport Beach is fully trained in neck lift surgery and takes every necessary precaution to ensure your safety. This includes using state-of-the-art tools and techniques that minimize your risk of complications. We also closely monitor you during recovery to make sure healing is going as planned.

Does a neck lift produce natural results?

Dr. Kelishadi is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who takes great care to produce natural-looking results whenever possible. During a consultation, we listen to your goals and explain what can and cannot be achieved through neck lift surgery. We also provide before and after photos of previous patients so you can see the results for yourself.

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If you want to pursue top-notch repairs of a high-caliber plastic surgeon, please consider the personal connection, compassion, and skill of SSK Plastic Surgery. Feel free to contact us for an appointment 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. 

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