Welcome to our practice, for individuals concerned with fat or sagging skin in the neck area, we perform cosmetic neck lifts at the Plastic Surgery Clinic in Chicago. Through the following series of frequently asked questions, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Parit Patel provides valuable information to empower you with essential knowledge as you consider whether neck rejuvenation surgery is right for you.

What is a Neck Lift, and Who Is it Suitable for?

A Neck Lift, medically known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. It is suitable for individuals who have concerns about loose, sagging skin, and excess fat due to aging or genetics. 

How is a Neck Lift Performed?

During a Neck Lift, your plastic surgeon will make incisions behind the ears and possibly under the chin. They will then tighten the underlying muscles, remove excess fat, and trim and reposition the skin. The incisions are strategically placed to minimize visible scarring.

What Results Can I Expect from a Neck Lift?

A Neck Lift can provide a more youthful and defined neck and jawline. It can eliminate or reduce the appearance of sagging skin and fat deposits, resulting in a smoother and firmer neck contour.

Is a Neck Lift a Suitable Alternative to a Facelift?

A Neck Lift is designed to address concerns such as a double chin, jowls, and loose neck skin. While it can provide a more youthful appearance to the lower face, a facelift is a more comprehensive procedure that addresses aging in the mid-face and lower face areas.

What Is the Recovery Process Like after a Neck Lift?

Recovery time varies from person to person, but patients can typically expect some bruising and swelling for a week or two. Following your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions is essential to ensure a smooth and safe recovery.

How Long Do the Results of a Neck Lift Last?

The results of a Neck Lift can last for many years, with proper maintenance and a healthy lifestyle. While the aging process continues, you will still enjoy a more youthful and refreshed appearance compared to if you had not undergone the procedure.

Are there Any Risks or Complications Associated with Neck Lift Surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, such as infection, scarring, and anesthesia-related issues. Your plastic surgeon will discuss these risks with you during the consultation and take measures to minimize them.

How Do I Know if I am a Suitable Candidate for a Neck Lift?

The best way to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a Neck Lift is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. They will evaluate your unique concerns, medical history, and aesthetic goals to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

Contact Us for More Information

To discover if a neck lift is right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our office. Dr. Patel and the rest of the team are committed to helping you achieve the look you desire with the highest level of expertise and care. With our comprehensive selection of non-surgical and surgical skin rejuvenation procedures, your journey begins at the Plastic Surgery Clinic in Chicago.