Neck Lift Boston

Do you have the dreaded turkey neck? Or do you notice just a bit more sagging under your chin than you’d like to admit? A neck lift is a popular and very easy way to treat excess and baggy skin and tissue of the neck. The difference between a neck lift and face lift is subtle. The neck lift treats fullness and sagging skin of only the neck while a face lift treats the neck, jowls and lower face. Many patients also have some fullness in the neck that we can liposuction during a neck lift or facelift to improve the contour of the neck as best as possible.

What is NeckLift Surgery?

During a neck lift a small incision is tucked along the ear and into to the hairline but does not require as long of an incision as a facelift and either case, it is camouflaged beautiful into the natural creases of the ear and head. The ideal candidate has some fullness or excess skin in the neck but is otherwise young and youthful. In most cases, a neck lift is performed in the operating room using a monitored sedation (“MAC”) or general anesthesia. However, in some cases we can perform the procedure in our office procedure room using a local anesthesia. The surgery typically lasts 1-2 hours depending on the amount of work required and the complexity of the case. Patients are free to return home following surgery with the help of an escort.

Neck Lift Boston
Neck Lift Before & After 

What is Recovery Like?

Recovery from the neck lift is relatively easy. Most patients label the discomfort as a “5” for the first week following surgery. It is common to experience some bruising and swelling around the neck and lower face (and maybe even the chest) for one week and we strongly encourage some rest and relaxation. Sutures (stitches) are removed eight days after the procedure and during this appointment patients are doing terrific! Most have some redness at the incision but are otherwise looking and feeling terrific! Most patients feel well enough to resume work and daily activities about 10-14 days following surgery. Pain medication is given to patients although most patients rarely need it after the 3rd or 4th day after surgery. Risks for this procedure include bruising, swelling, temporary muscle or nerve weakness, bleeding, infection, or need for revision. In almost all cases, any problems are easily treated during a quick office visit. Neck lift results typically last 7-10 years although this varies from patient to patient. In any case, you will always benefit from the refreshed look a simple neck lift can provide!


Related Reviews

Procedure: Neck Lift
Source: Real Self
Dr. Spiegel and his staff explained the procedure clearly; they were friendly, supportive, and reassuring. The surgery was done at a top-rated hospital near my home. The expense and short-term discomfort were absolutely worth it. The loose skin on my neck has been tightened, and I look like myself again. My confidence and my spirits have been given a boost. Very glad I decided to have the work done!



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