About Neck Lifts
If you are unhappy with the appearance of aging skin on your neck, we offer a cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate the skin at the neckline. You may see a "turkey wattle," loose skin, banding and creasing at the neck, or jowls that you would like to address with long-lasting results. We see an opportunity to increase your self-esteem and enhance your beauty. Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Inspire Aesthetics will meet with you in a confidential consultation room o ask questions and discuss your aesthetic goals for the areas of concern with your neck. We can provide you with neck skin tightening surgery to remove the excess and tighten the rest. If you have extra fatty deposits in this area, we can combine this procedure with liposuction if needed. Make an appointment at our office in Delray Beach, FL so that we can give you all the options in surgical and nonsurgical treatments.
We have had patients as young as 20-years-old come in for a consultation for a neck lift procedure. Younger patients may seek a plastic surgeon for remove excessive neck skin after a substantial weight loss that leaves the skin loose and hanging. Older patients, usually between the age of 60 – 70, want to rid their necks of the visible signs of aging. You are an ideal candidate if you are in good physical health, and if you have:
- Excessive skin at the chin and jowls
- Unattractive jaw line because of the skin and deep wrinkles
- Maintained a steady weight for 6 – 12 months (for weight loss patients)
We invite you to have a consultation with our plastic surgeons if you would like to change the shape and profile of hanging neck skin to look younger with a slimmer facial profile.
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"Dr. Drew Schnitt could not have been better! He was upfront and thorough about my procedure before and after. The results are exactly what I was hoping for. I couldn't be happier. I can't thank Vanessa enough for constantly being on call to answer my questions and concerns throughout my healing process. There was never a time that she would not answer within an hour, even when she was not working. She made the experience a million times easier for me. I can't say better things about Inspire, and I will be a long time client. I will be recommending Dr. Drew & the Inspire team to all my friends."- C.F. / Yelp / Feb 08, 2020
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"I've only ever been here for botox but today I had my earlobes worked on by Dr.Schnitt! I used to gauge my ears in my teenage years and it's been a major regret in my adult years lol! I'm SO happy with how they look already. What I also love is that they let you choose your Pandora station, so I had the Bob Marley station on love this place! Staff is always so nice."- K.B. / Yelp / Jan 10, 2020
"Amazing Experience in an Emergency and After - Dr. Jack consulted with my family about scarring from tracheotomy when they had to decide to move me from intubation to a trach. Shd assured them she could fix it. She did the revision and no one notices it now even though it’s in the center of my neck."- C. / RealSelf / Dec 16, 2019
What to Expect
During your surgical neck lift procedure and under a general anesthetic, the plastic surgeon will make an incision is made under the chin, and in some cases, behind or in front of the ears (if fat reduction is needed, liposuction will be the first step). Your incisions will be well-hidden within the hairline behind the ear or under the chin. Our surgeons take every precaution, and great care to minimize surgical scarring. Then, the neck muscles will be pulled tightly into a higher position, and the skin is pulled and redraped. Lastly, sutures will close up incision, and drains may be inserted to avoid fluid buildup within the incisions. Depending on the extend of your procedure, you may be in the operating room for about 2 hours.
If fat has to be removed via liposuction, or neck liposuction, our plastic surgeon will use an ultrasound or laser technology to assist with the procedure to liquefy the fat so it is easier to remove. A cannula (tube) is inserted into the area, and it will suction out the fatty tissue.
In the recovery area, our post-operation nurses will monitor you for about 45 – 60 minutes. After discharge, you will need to wear bandages and a compression wrap on your neck and chin to assist in the healing. You can expect to see slight bruising and swelling in the area for 2 – 4 days, and some patients report to feeling a continual tightness in the neck area. If the pain is not manageable with over-the-counter medicine, you may ask your plastic surgeon for a prescription strength pain killer. The sutures and drains will need to be removed at a follow-up appointment in 3 – 7 days after the surgery. Many of our patients are able to return to work in 7 – 10 days.
Plan Your Procedure
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Look Younger & Slimmer
You may come into the consultation with a neck lift in mind, but our plastic surgeons at Inspire Aesthetics may make other suggestions to solve your cosmetic facial issues. Keep an open mind as to what our board-certified plastic surgeons can do for your facial features. For example, you may not have enough contour to your neck because of a "weak chin," and this area may be enhanced with a chin augmentation or chin implant. Another example is that you may only need liposuction to slim your neck profile. Just know that there are many ways you can solve the problem of an unattractive neck area, and meeting with a trusted and experienced plastic surgeon is a great first step in achieving your aesthetic goals. If you would like to learn more about the risks and benefits to having a neck lift surgery, please contact our office in Delray Beach, FL and talk to our front office staff. We will answer your questions, explain the procedure, and provide you with top-notch medical care and an amazing new look.