A crisp, elegant jawline can make you look years younger.
During a neck lift, a well-hidden incision is made along the bottom of the ear and up into the hairline behind the ear. This is shorter than the incision a facelift requires, and it camouflages beautifully into the natural crease of the ear and head. The ideal candidate has some fullness or excess skin in the neck but is otherwise happy with their face.
For some, we can do a neck lift exclusively through a small incision under the chin. Here, we do a “deep neck lift” where the deeper tissues are addressed and tightened. With a deep neck lift we often don’t need to remove any skin at all. This is great for younger persons with a full neck who still have very elastic and youthful skin.
Typically a neck lift in Boston is performed in the operating room using monitored sedation or general anesthesia. In some cases, we can perform the procedure in one of our office procedure rooms with local anesthesia. The surgery usually lasts 1 ½ -2 hours, depending on the amount of work required and the complexity.