Neck Lift in McLean and Northern Virginia

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what is a Neck Lift?

Are you wearing turtlenecks or scarves, even in the summer, to hide the loose flaps of skin on your neck? Plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi provides neck lift surgery at his office in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., and Beverly Hills, CA to correct the appearance of a droopy neckline. This cosmetic procedure uses various tightening techniques and liposuction to eliminate sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat. It is an ideal solution for men and women who struggle with a turkey neck or double-chin appearance. If you'd like to enhance the definition of your neckline, call Mesbahi Plastic Surgery today to set up a private consultation to see how a neck lift or neck liposuction can help you. We look forward to serving you.

who is a Candidate for a neck lift?

Individuals seeking neck lift surgery generally have visibly sagging and hanging skin along their neckline. Hanging neck skin is generally caused by a wide variety of factors, including advanced age and significant weight loss. Regardless of the reason, loose neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which generally can only be addressed with skin excision and a tightening technique. If you are at a healthy weight, but you feel embarrassed by loose skin and wrinkles along the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a great option. We can also incorporate neck liposuction to remove small pockets of fat.

neck lift surgery

During neck lift surgery, general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed behind or in front of your ears, and another one may also be made under your chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, neck liposuction would be completed first. Following that, any sagging or hanging skin will be carefully excised and the remaining skin will be pulled tight. This method of skin tightening is conducted until the desired shape and contour has been achieved. Even though sutures are placed at the incision area, scars should not be visible since they were placed under your chin.

after your procedure

After a neck lift, there will likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these effects will fade with each passing day. It's important to rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous activity for 2 – 3 weeks to assist in the healing period. While recovering, clothing should not touch the neck area. You should notice a visible aesthetic improvement almost immediately with optimal outcomes occurring once your healing is complete. Neck lift surgery offers stunning results and can make you look years younger.

neck lift faqs

What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, particularly if it droops or hangs. While there are several nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may give you some improvements, neck lift surgery can offer more dramatic results. If you'd like to redefine and smooth the contours of your neck, set up a consult with Dr. Mesbahi so he can create a custom treatment plan that meets your cosmetic goals.

Will I have visible scars?
Neck lift surgery does include one incision below the chin and two more near the ears. However, these are placed so the scars are very difficult to see with the naked eye. Dr. Mesbahi makes every effort during your surgery to minimize visible scarring. A team member will explain scar management instructions, which will help your incisions to heal properly so they are thin and flat.

Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
Yes. A neck lift is often combined with another surgery, like a facelift, chin augmentation, or cheek enhancement. If you have any concerns about an undefined jawline or weak chin, talk to Dr. Mesbahi so he can develop a plan that meets all your goals.

Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your concerns and goals, you may want to get a neck lift with liposuction. This can help if you have both sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Mesbahi will help you choose whether a lift, liposuction, or a combination of both should be included in your treatment plan.

Great NeckLines

Say goodbye to your turkey neck and achieve the slim, smooth neck you desire. If you are self-conscious about hanging skin on your neck, we welcome you to contact Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to learn more. A surgical neck lift by Dr. Mesbahi has changed the physical appearance of countless individuals. We are excited to share this outstanding cosmetic procedure with you.

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