Neck Lift Surgery, Procedure Details
Do you have loose skin that hangs from your neck?
Do you look in the mirror and see a double chin? Do you feel that you have a “turkey wattle”? If so, you may be a candidate for a neck lift with Munster board certified Plastic Surgeon Doctor Jason Petrungaro.
Doctor Petrungaro is a board certified Plastic Surgeon who has successfully completed many years of surgical training in all aspects of facial rejuvenation surgery. He is well versed in the established traditional methods as well as the latest and most innovative techniques in neck lift surgery. He listens to his patients and respects their goals and wishes, and will always go the extra mile to deliver the most beautiful results possible.
If you are searching for a Plastic Surgeon who can provide you with powerful results from your neck lift surgery coupled with the highest standards of patient safety and care, NW Indiana and Chicago neck lift surgeon Doctor Jason Petrungaro will be happy to consult with you regarding this rejuvenating procedure. Visit with Doctor Petrungaro in our Munster, IN office for an hour — you will leave knowing you have found the perfect partner in your quest to achieve a youthful, refreshed look!
If you are interested in a neck lift and have questions or concerns, please feel free to call Doctor Jason Petrungaro at (219) 836-1163 or click to schedule a consultation online.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift, also known as a platysmaplasty or cervicoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can help reverse the visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. A neck lift rejuvenates the neck by tightening the skin and underlying muscles and redefining the contour of the jawline. This procedure is often performed along with liposuction or a facelift but may also be done as a stand-alone procedure.
A neck lift will help treat the following:
Who is a Candidate for Neck Lift Surgery?
In general, good candidates for a neck lift:
As with all elective cosmetic surgeries, ideal candidates are in overall good physical health, do not smoke, and have a positive outlook and realistic goals regarding the results of their neck lift.
Neck Lift Procedure
A neck lift can be performed in a variety of ways, depending on how much correction is needed. If you have good skin quality and only need fat removal, liposuction of the neck may satisfactorily contour your neck.
For those patients with extensive signs of an aging neck, a more extensive procedure will be required. In these cases, incisions will be made under the chin and/or around the ears. This will allow Doctor Petrungaro to tighten the muscles of the neck by performing a “corset platysmaplasty.” Liposuction is also typically performed during this part of the procedure. Excess skin is then trimmed away, and the deep tissues and neck skin are repositioned to produce a sleek, defined neck contour. A small drain may be placed to allow postoperative fluids to drain, and then the incisions are closed.
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Neck Lift Recovery*
Recovery from a neck lift is very straightforward, and recovery time depends on the extent of the procedure performed. Pain is typically very well controlled using oral prescription pain medications. You will see Doctor Petrungaro in his office within 1-2 days after your procedure to make sure you are feeling well and that you are progressing nicely.
During your recovery period your face and neck may gently wrapped to help reduce swelling and bruising. It is important to keep your head elevated, refrain from bending or twisting your neck, and avoid all strenuous activity until cleared by Doctor Petrungaro.
You can shower within 24-48 hours. Depending on the extent of the procedure, you will need to take up to one week off work. You can typically resume most physical activity after 4-6 weeks.
tely restricted for 6 weeks. During the 6 weeks of recovery, you will see Doctor Petrungaro in the office multiple times to make sure you are doing well and the wounds are healing nicely. As mentioned earlier, the surgical drains are typically removed in the office at 5-7 days.
Neck Lift Results*
The results of a neck lift are visible immediately, and your results will continue to improve over the next few months after surgery as your swelling resolves and the incisions fade.
Your genes, skin quality, and skincare routine are important factors in the longevity of your neck lift. A healthy lifestyle along with careful sun protection will help extend the results of your neck lift.
It is important to remember that gravity can and will take its toll on your neck in the years following your surgery, but expect to enjoy your new look for many years.