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.
Best Candidates for Neck Lift
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.
Neck Lift Online Consultation
"What an amazing team!! Dr. Goodwin, Kathy and Angela made a very stressful life event involving my double mastectomy and reconstruction turn from a nightmare into a dream. Very supportive with great bedside manner. This truly talented surgeon has your best interests in mind always."- H.V. / Yelp / Feb 04, 2019
"My first experience with Inspire in Fort Lauderdale was AMAZING! The precautions they are taking in this new normal made me feel safe and at ease. Vanessa and Erika greeted me when I arrived and they were organized, courteous, and professional. Chris, the Nurse Practitioner, took his time and walked me through every step of the procedure, making sure to address any questions I had. His passion and attention to detail came through in my amazing results. Without a doubt, Inspire Fort Lauderdale is my new home for all my aesthetic needs!"- R.T. / Google / Jun 25, 2020
"As an RN for over 28years, you can bet I did my research before I felt comfortable even meeting Dr Goodwin and his staff at Inspire. After having multiple medical surgeries, I was in need of some serious repair. I had a major double-procedure performed by Dr Matthew Goodwin. I appreciated the honest approach to seeing what was possible regarding my body and what I wanted it to look like post-op. Dr. Goodwin never made me feel pressured to make a decision regarding my plan of surgical enhancement/correction. Kami became my go-to person for questions, worries, fears, and support...at all hours! At the start of my journey to surgery, I was shown before/after pictures, options, and realistic outcomes. The day of surgery was planned out step by step and was flawless. Anesthesia called me the night before to discuss his plan and my concerns. I was introduced to the surgical nurses and Dr Schnitt, who assisted. My husband was kept apprised of my progress thru-out the day. Recovery was painless...from what I can remember....lol. Dr Goodwin called me later that evening to check on me. Since my procedures were rather involved, my post-op visits stretched out over 2 months...but there was never any issues that weren't immediately addressed and resolved. Dr Goodwin has always provided a high level of care for me during each follow up. They have always answered the phone and scheduled me ASAP! I have returned to Inspire (over 1 1/2 years now) and still feel welcome. I can comfortably recommend Dr Goodwin and his team because not only did he do an amazing job with my procedure, his follow up care continues. The entire team is top notch and all deserve a great deal of credit for their work. They all made me feel very comfortable from start to finish. I look forward to continuing to work with Inspire in my future. Thanks! Carisa"- C.S. / Google / Jun 25, 2020
"Inspire Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale is AWESOME! Make sure to ask for Chris for any injectable procedures. The girls at the front are also great. I'll definitely be back!! Beautiful office and people!!"- Y.G. / Google / Jun 23, 2020
"Inspire Aesthetics Fort Lauderdale is absolutely amazing! I use to go to the Delray location, but this one is much closer to me. I went in for Botox and Juvederm with Chris and love my results. The staff made me feel comfortable and the office is so luxurious and extremely clean. Would highly recommend."- T.M. / Google / Jun 22, 2020
What to Expect with Neck Lift
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.
Neck Lift Other Considerations
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.
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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.