Neck Lift in Albany

Neck Lift ModelSagging skin and excess fat in the neck region can make you look much older than you actually are. If you would like to reverse the signs of aging in this region, a neck lift can have dramatic results on your overall appearance. The procedure can improve the shape and balance of your face, restoring definition to your neck and jaw line for a more youthful, healthier look.

Am I a Candidate for a Neck Lift?

Ideal neck lift candidates have good skin elasticity, are in good overall health, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. A neck lift can effectively accomplish the following aesthetic goals:

  • Eliminate loose, sagging skin in the neck region, including “Turkey Gobbler” platysma muscle bands
  • Reduce the appearance of jowls
  • Restore your skin to a more youthful condition
  • Get rid of fat accumulations in the neck region
  • Give the impression of weight loss or recontour loose neck skin after actual weight loss

Often, Dr. Barach will recommend a facelift or a brow lift in conjunction with a neck lift for enhanced results.

Your Neck Lift Procedure

Neck Lift Model 2Your neck lift will be performed in the hospital operating room under local or general anesthesia. The procedure should take approximately two to three hours to complete. Albany plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Barach will make an incision behind the ears and underneath your chin. Excess fat will be directly removed, or removed using liposuction. Loose, sagging skin is removed and muscles in the region are tightened to achieve your desired aesthetic goals.

You will need to wear a compression garment for approximately one week following your procedure to facilitate the healing process. You should expect to experience some swelling and bruising which will gradually subside over the next two weeks. The inconspicuously located scars will fade, soften, and settle over a period of several months.

Please contact our experienced plastic surgeon today to schedule your initial neck lift consultation.