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What Can a Neck Lift Do for You?

While most people associate facial wrinkles and lines with aging, the neck can show age even before your face! As you age, you may see an excess of loose skin in your neck area (often called a “turkey wattle.”) Fortunately, neck lift surgery can remedy obvious signs of aging.

So, what can neck lift surgery do for you? Let’s take a closer look at some questions about this procedure.

  1. What will a neck lift surgery involve? Neck lift surgery is a highly-customizable procedure, performed according to a patient’s specific desires. The procedure is occasionally performed alongside another procedure, such as a facelift. The basic purpose of any neck lift surgery is to tighten or remove any excess skin on the neck, giving the patient a smoother, significantly improved appearance.
  2. Am I a candidate for neck lift surgery? The best candidates for this procedure are patients who want to correct the appearance of excess  skin on the neck area. Generally speaking, candidates for a neck lift surgery should be in good health, have good bone structure, and be non-smokers. Although this surgery can be performed at almost any age, most people who seek the surgery are older adults. Patients must also be well-informed about the surgery, since it can only improve a person’s appearance, not stop the aging process.
  3. How long will this procedure take to complete? Neck lift surgery is normally performed on an outpatient basis, under either local or general anesthesia. The procedure will take about 2 to 3 hours to complete. Patients are usually advised to take a week or two off from work and other activities in order to fully recover.
  4. Are there any complications associated with neck lift surgery? Like any surgical procedure, there are possible complications associated with neck lift surgery. Complications may include swelling, numbness, and bruising. For most, these complications are temporary and can be relieved with treatments such as pain relievers and ice packs.

Neck Lift Surgery in West Orange and Jersey City

If you have any questions about the neck lift procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation. You can reach our West Orange office at 973-324-9455, and our Jersey City office at 201-763-6764. We hope to hear from you soon.