What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift can correct signs of aging on the neck, such as wrinkles, jowls, double chin, and muscle cords or bands. The result is a tighter and smoother neck that looks significantly younger.
Dr. Combs has performed many successful neck lifts. During your consultation, he will spend time with you to answer your questions and make sure he fully understands what you want to achieve. He will examine you and take a full medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for a neck lift.
A neck lift is often performed at the same time as a facelift so that both the neck and mid to lower face are rejuvenated.
What to Expect from a Neck Lift
A neck lift is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The incisions are usually made behind the ear extending to just in front of the ears. A small incision under the chin may also be necessary.
During the surgery, Dr. Combs will remove excess skin and tighten the neck muscles so that the result is a smoother, tighter, more youthful appearance. If there is excess fat, particularly the jowls or under the chin, he may perform some liposuction as well.
Neck Lift Recovery and Aftercare
Most patients miss about a week or two of work after a neck lift. Exercise and sports activities can be resumed after about a month. You will also be restricted from driving for a week.
Pain, swelling, tightness, and bruising, are inevitable for a couple of weeks, and swelling will be the last of these symptoms to resolve. You can reduce swelling by sleeping with your head elevated for a couple of weeks. We will give you pain medication and antibiotics to prevent infection.
We will give you complete instructions for washing, showering, and caring for your incisions.
The final results of your procedure will show when all swelling has subsided. Of course, if you have any questions as you heal, do not hesitate to call us. We will see you for follow-up examinations to monitor your healing.
Call us today for a Neck Lift. We regularly see patients from the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington areas.