Why Pursue A Neck Lift?

Do you have the dreaded turkey neck, or have a bit more sagging under your chin than you’d like? A neck lift is a popular and effective way to reduce excess skin and neck tissue. Wondering about the difference between a neck lift and a facelift?

A neck lift improves the appearance of the neck and jawline, while a facelift addresses the neck, jowls, and lower face. Many patients worry about excess fatty tissue in the neck, which can be easily remedied with liposuction during a neck lift in Boston.

What Is Neck Lift Surgery?

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. 

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Why Choose Dr. Spiegel For Neck Lift?

Choosing Dr. Spiegel for a neck lift means selecting a globally recognized leader in facial rejuvenation and surgical excellence. With expertise in facial plastic surgery, microvascular surgery, and head and neck reconstruction, Dr. Spiegel's reputation precedes him among plastic surgeons worldwide. As the founder of The Spiegel Center, Newton Surgery, and Premier Plastic Surgery Partners, Dr. Spiegel performs over 1200 primary and advanced revision surgeries annually, ensuring meticulous care and outstanding results.

Renowned for his innovative approaches to neck lift procedures, Dr. Spiegel emphasizes personalized recovery plans to minimize downtime while optimizing patient comfort and aesthetic outcomes. His career is distinguished by numerous prestigious awards from surgical and plastic surgery societies, underscoring his pioneering contributions and commitment to surgical excellence.

Patients choose Dr. Spiegel for neck lifts not only for his unparalleled expertise and innovative techniques but also for his compassionate approach and dedication to achieving natural, transformative results that enhance both appearance and quality of life.

What Is Recovery From A Neck Lift Like?

Recovery is relatively easy; patients are free to return home following surgery with the help of an escort. Most patients label the discomfort as minimal for the first week following surgery. It is common to experience some bruising and swelling for the following week around the neck and lower face, and even the upper chest for some patients, as gravity can pull the bruising downward.

Most patients feel well enough to resume work and daily activities about 10 days following surgery. If you have a less physically demanding job, you may be able to return to work sooner. Pain medication is given to patients, although many don’t need it after the 2nd or 3rd day after surgery. 

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Results You Will Love

We encourage rest and relaxation during the recovery period for the best results. Sutures are removed approximately 8 days after the procedure. Most patients experience mild redness at the incision, but otherwise look and feel good. Neck lift results typically last 7-10 years, although this varies from patient to patient, and you will know you are aging from a better starting point than before.

Safety Is Our Chief Concern

Every surgical procedure comes with risks. For a neck lift, this includes bruising, swelling, temporary muscle or nerve weakness, bleeding, patches of numbness, infection, or need for future revision. In almost all cases, any problems are easily treated during a quick office visit. And, most importantly, problems after neck lift are very rare.

Enhancing The Results Of Your Neck Lift

Combining a neck lift with other facial rejuvenation measures is a common way to get an overall younger appearance. The Spiegel Center offers a variety of surgical and non-surgical facial procedures including the brow lift, eye lift, and BOTOX injections to complement your neck lift results.

Dr. Spiegel can recommend additional options to help you achieve your desired look during your consultation. Not ready for a neck lift in Boston? You can consider InMode FaceTite (NeckTite), Morpheus 8, or botulinum injections to the neck bands.

Neck Lift Cost & Payment Options

The cost of a neck lift in Boston varies based on the techniques used to perform the procedure, the scope of correction needed, and whether or the neck lift is done in conjunction with another procedure. During your consultation, our team can go over the expected cost of your surgery and share financing and payment options.

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At The Spiegel Center, we are proud to provide our patients with the outstanding results and exceptional patient care they deserve. We are the premier destination for aesthetic plastic surgery in the northeast, and we enjoy a worldwide reputation for excellence. If you are bothered by the wrinkled, saggy, or aging appearance of your neck, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians today.

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Neck Lift FAQ

Is a neck lift permanent?

What is the difference between a neck lift and liposuction of the neck?

What are the potential risks and complications of a neck lift?

Will a neck lift leave visible scars?

Can I undergo a neck lift if I have medical conditions?

How long does the surgery itself take?

Is a neck lift permanent?

A neck lift can provide long-lasting results, but the natural aging process continues. Over time, you may experience some degree of sagging or changes in the neck area.

What is the difference between a neck lift and liposuction of the neck?

While both procedures address excess fat in the neck area, a neck lift also addresses loose skin and muscle laxity, providing a more comprehensive improvement.

What are the potential risks and complications of a neck lift?

Risks include infection, scarring, hematoma, nerve injury, and dissatisfaction with the results. A thorough discussion with your surgeon should address these concerns.

Will a neck lift leave visible scars?

While some scarring is inevitable, skilled surgeons aim to minimize scarring and place incisions in inconspicuous locations. Scars typically fade over time.

Can I undergo a neck lift if I have medical conditions?

Your overall health is a crucial factor. Discuss your medical history and any underlying conditions with your surgeon to determine if you are a suitable candidate.

How long does the surgery itself take?

The duration of a neck lift procedure varies but generally takes a few hours to complete.

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