Introduction to Neck Lift
As we age, tissue from the cheek and jaw descend, resulting in the formation of jowls and loss of definition of the jawline. Neck skin also becomes looser with the development of neck banding and blunting of the neckline. This can be defined as a “turkey neck,” which is a term you surely don’t want to hear when relating to your neck contours. Don’t fret; a Neck Lift may be just what you need to prevent this cosmetic hurdle. At Seattle Face & Skin, we take a conservative yet effective approach to this surgery which involves tightening the muscles in your neck, repositioning deeper layers of tissue, trimming away excess fat and skin, and refining your jaw for a more elegant and youthful appearance. This page is dedicated to helping you understand the life-changing details of a Neck Lift in Seattle and if you can benefit from the procedure.
What is a Neck Lift?
A Neck Lift in Seattle is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the neck by addressing signs of aging such as sagging, loose skin, wrinkles, and excess fat deposits. During the procedure at Seattle Face & Skin, we typically make incisions behind the ears and under the chin to access the underlying muscles and tissues of the neck. Dr. Bhrany may then remove excess fat, tighten the muscles and skin, and reposition the skin to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
What are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?
We see all different types of patients for our Neck Lifts in Seattle, and nothing is more rewarding than witnessing our clients experience the incredible benefits the procedure offers. Some of these benefits include:
- Refined, smooth jawline
- A natural, rejuvenated appearance
- Scars are almost imperceptible!
- Correction of sagging, loose, or crepe-like skin of the face & neck
- Tightened neck muscles and vertical bands
- Excess fat removed underneath the neck & chin
Who are the Best Candidates for Neck Lift?
A good candidate for any surgery in Seattle should be of sound mind and body, with no major medical conditions that might interfere with the surgery or recovery. Patients with fullness only underneath the chin may benefit from neck liposuction or a neck lift. Dr. Bhrany will be able to provide his expert recommendations during your consultation.
*Patients should also be non-smokers who are realistic in their expectations for their results.
What’s the First Step?
The first step to a Neck Lift is to reach out to Seattle Face & Skin and schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhrany. During this appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure. Dr. Bhrany will examine your neck and ask about your medical history to ensure that you’re a good candidate for our surgery. Open communication is key during this consultation, so don’t hesitate to ask any questions or share any concerns you may have. Once you and Dr. Bhrany have developed a surgical plan that you’re both comfortable with, our Patient Coordinator will work with you to schedule a surgery date and provide you with pre-operative instructions to help you prepare for the procedure.
What to Expect on the Day of Neck Lift
When it comes to the day of your Neck Lift procedure, we spare no expense for your comfort and confidence. Your success is our success. Depending on your preferences and medical history, you may receive sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Dr. Bhrany will discuss both options with you during your consultation and determine which method is best for your specific needs. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Bhrany will make small incisions behind each ear and under your chin. Using specialized equipment, any excess fat around your jawline and beneath your chin will be carefully removed through liposuction. This process will help to create a more defined and youthful appearance on your neck. With Dr. Bhrany’s skill and expertise, you can trust that your neck lift procedure will be a success.
With proper maintenance and self-care, you can enjoy the benefits of your Nec Lift for up to 10 to 15 years! It’s important to note that the longevity of your results will depend on a number of factors, including your age and the severity of your concerns prior to the procedure.
Neck Lift Recovery
After your Neck Lift surgery, a gentle bandage will be wrapped around your face and neck to reduce swelling and bruising. To prevent the buildup of excess fluid or blood under the skin, a thin tube may also be inserted to drain any fluids that collect during the healing process.
To ensure a successful recovery, you will receive detailed instructions from our technician team. During your recovery period, it is essential to keep your head elevated above your heart to minimize swelling. It’s also important to keep your head straight with no excessive twisting or bending. Avoid applying ice to your neck, as this can compromise blood flow.
How Much Does Neck Lift Cost in Seattle?
The cost of a Neck Lift in Seattle is determined differently for each patient. The best way to learn how much your treatment will be is to come in for your consultation with Dr. Bhrany. Once your personalized procedure plan has been developed, our Patient Coordinator will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment. Our team is committed to transparency and ensuring that you have all the information you need when it comes to costs.
Why Choose Us?
Dr. Amit D. Bhrany is a highly experienced, double-board certified plastic surgeon who is passionate about providing personalized care to his patients. Think of how you feel on football Sunday about the Seahawks. That’s how we feel about our clinic every day! With a focus on aesthetic facial rejuvenation and reconstruction, as well as head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Bhrany is committed to partnering with his patients to achieve the best possible results.
As a respected faculty member at the University of Washington since 2008, Dr. Bhrany is not only dedicated to his patients but also to training and educating other surgeons in facial plastic surgery and head and Neck surgery. He is a sought-after speaker around the country and is known for his expertise and knowledge in his field.
In addition to his work at Seattle Face & Skin, Dr. Bhrany also cares for patients at UW Medicine, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. When you choose to be a patient of Dr. Bhrany and our team, you can expect a personalized approach that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.
Schedule Your Consultation
With the help of our expert team at Seattle Face & Skin; you can achieve the Neck Lift results you’ve been dreaming of! Reach out to us at (206) 599-3222 to schedule your consultation. You can also use our website to request an appointment, and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.
Neck Lift FAQs
Your procedure questions answered.
As you plan for your Neck Lift procedure with Seattle Face & Skin, it's important to know that the recovery period is generally not a painful experience. While some discomfort is expected, most patients report feeling a tightness in their neck rather than pain. It's typical for symptoms to subside around three weeks after the surgery, allowing you to fully enjoy the results of your rejuvenated appearance.
The number of appointments required for a Neck Lift varies depending on the individual needs of the patient and the specific procedure recommended by Dr. Bhrany for optimal results. In addition to the initial consultation and surgery, patients typically return for a follow-up visit about a week later to check on their healing progress. More information on the frequency of your appointments will be addressed during the consultation.
Patience is a virtue when it comes to Neck Lift results. It's important to note that it's common for swelling and bruising to persist for several months. In fact, it may take up to six months for the incision lines to fade fully and the final results to become fully apparent. During the recovery period, it's crucial to follow all post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Bhrany, including taking any prescribed medications and avoiding any activities that could potentially impact your healing. This will lead to stunning results when the swelling and bruising subside.
Many of our patients inquire about the combination of our procedures. A Neck Lift can be done on its own or in conjunction with other facial procedures, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, to achieve a more comprehensive rejuvenation of the face and neck. If you’re interested in combining procedures, please address this in consultation, and we will offer expert advice.
With every procedure comes the chance of risks. In Seattle, we aim to avoid any complications with our decades of professional experience. With that said, some risks with a Neck Lift can include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Deep venous thrombosis with cardiac or pulmonary sequelae (rare)
- Facial asymmetry
- Fluid accumulation (hematoma)
- Hair loss along the incisions (temporary or permanent)
- Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
- Persistent pain
- Poor wound healing
- Prolonged swelling
- Nerve injury causing weakness of the lower lip (rare)
- Skin irregularities and discoloration
- Skin loss
- Sutures spontaneously surfacing, becoming visible or producing irritation and requiring removal
- Unfavorable scarring
- Unsatisfactory results which may require revisional surgery