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Home Neck Lift What can a neck lift achieve?

August 15, 2020

| emmett plastic surgeryIf you are considering methods of achieving natural, youthful-looking enhancement of the chin and neck area and combat the unwanted signs of aging, the team at Emmett Plastic Surgery can help! Patients of the Lone Tree, Colorado community who desire a method of rejuvenating the neck area often find that the neck lift surgical procedure can provide the results they strive for!

Why undergo a neck lift?

While many patients have head of a brow or facelift, several are unaware of the goals of a neck lift. The neck lift procedure is best for patients who have:

  • Crepe-like skin on the neck
  • Sagging jowls
  • Wrinkles and folds around the neck
  • A double chin
  • “Turkey neck”
  • Unsightly vertical neck bands

Patients who are in good overall health, both physically and mentally, and are interested in achieving results with real expectations are encouraged to consult with a professional about undergoing the neck lift procedure.

What happens during the neck lift procedure?

The steps taken when performing a neck lift depend on the problems patients want to resolve. In most cases, incisions are made in inconspicuous areas such as underneath the chin or behind the ears. The muscles of the neck and excess skin are treated before repositioning the skin and closing the sutures. With strategic placement of incisions, many patients will not have noticeable scarring following their appointment as it is often hidden by the ears or within the hairline.

What can I expect during the healing process?

As with any surgery, it is critical that patients follow the aftercare instructions as requested by their plastic surgeon. This can greatly reduce the risk of an infection. Patients should also understand that some swelling and bruising may be present for several days as the body begins to heal from the surgical procedure. Patients can expect to take some time off of activities such as work, school, and social gatherings until they have had their follow-up appointment with Dr. Jennifer Emmett.

Schedule time to speak to the team at Emmett Plastic Surgery

Dr. Jennifer Emmett and her team in Lone Tree, Colorado encourage patients to book a consultation appointment to learn about the benefits of cosmetic procedures such as the neck lift. Call (303) 536-3531 and visit our practice at 10450 Park Meadows Drive, Ste. 100.