Neck Lift / Mini Neck Lift in Irvine, CA
Reclaim a youthful neckline with a Neck Lift at SoCal Aesthetic Surgery in Irvine, CA. Dr. Homer Hojjat specializes in revitalizing your neck area, eliminating sagging skin and wrinkles, thus reinstating a smoother, firmer, and youthful contour, propelling you towards a revitalized self-image.
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Uncover the Benefits of Neck Lift / Mini Neck Lift
Embark on a transformative journey with a Neck Lift / Mini Neck Lift, unrolling three pivotal benefits designed to revitalize your neckline and restore youthful vigor.
Venture into a realm of aesthetic rejuvenation, as the Neck Lift procedure meticulously trims away sagging skin, unveiling a sleeker, more contoured neckline that radiates youthfulness.
By tightening the underlying muscles and removing excess skin, the Neck Lift procedure bestows an improved, firm contour, redefining your neck and jawline for a harmonious facial balance.
With a rejuvenated neck area, experience a surge of self-confidence, as you present a younger, more vibrant version of yourself to the world, enhancing your social interactions and personal satisfaction.
What is a Neck Lift?
Platysmaplasty or neck lift surgery is often performed alongside neck liposuction and a full lower facelift to correct signs of aging and to turn back the hands of time. For patients with less significant signs of aging, a mini neck lift can be performed.
A neck lift can also improve the appearance of a turkey wattle, which is a common term used to describe the appearance of the neck when the platysma muscle sags and the muscle bands hanging between the jawbone and the collarbone thicken and become cord-like. Men and women concerned about aging can achieve outstanding results with a platysmaplasty, including increased self-esteem and confidence.
The Ideal Neck Lift Candidate
The ideal neck lift patient will have realistic expectations and must be in good physical health. Men and women who want to improve the appearance and contours of their necks can benefit from a neck lift procedure. People who are near their desired weight and practice healthy lifestyle choices, as well as those who have experienced dramatic weight loss may anticipate outstanding results with Dr. Hojjat.
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Benefits of a Neck Lift/Mini Neck Lift
The platysmaplasty procedure is safe and efficient. It can provide a number of different benefits and typically yields results such as:
- A more contoured and sleeker neck
- A more youthful neckline
- Improved, energized appearance that helps patients look younger
The results are subtle and natural. The incisions are hidden and patients look refreshed and more youthful after surgery. Other treatments can be combined with the neck lift to achieve additional goals, such as an eyebrow lift, eyelid surgery, or facelift. Dr. Homer Hojjat creates a customized surgical plan for each patient that meets their unique desires and needs.
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Neck Lift Consultation
During a neck lift consultation, Dr. Hojjat explains the neck lift procedure and the recovery process. The consultation is the best time for a patient to discuss their cosmetic goals.
There are different options available to improve the appearance of the neck, and Dr. Hojjat reviews the patient’s health history and examines their neck before making a professional, personalized recommendation based on the neck’s shape, contours, and proportions.
Tightening and improving the appearance of the neck can also be achieved with options such as neck liposuction, submentoplasty, cervical lipectomy, and neck lift surgery. Dr. Hojjat provides each patient with treatment options that will produce the rejuvenating, youthful look they want to achieve.
The Neck Lift Procedure
Dr. Hojjat uses IV sedation and general anesthesia to keep patients comfortable during surgery. The surgery time varies but is typically no longer than two to three hours.
During the neck lift, Dr. Hojjat tightens the platysma muscle, which improves the appearance of the neck and throat. Liposuction is used to remove pockets of excess fat (the double chin) and to sculpt and define the contours of the neck.
Sagging loose skin is removed from the neck area, and the remaining skin is re-draped to produce a smooth, taut look. Dr. Hojjat creates the incisions inconspicuously behind the ears and beneath the chin where they are made in the natural crease lines and are nearly invisible.
Dr. Hojjat will remove the bandages the next day. He will remove the stitches approximately one week after the plastic surgery.
The surgeon provides each patient with post-procedure information and pain medicine for relieving any discomfort. All strenuous activity must be avoided for up to three weeks, and the incisions will heal and fade significantly within a few weeks.
Neck Lift Surgical Recovery
Patients typically experience some bruising, swelling, and numbness after the neck lift, along with a pulling sensation from the liposuction. All of this is normal, and Dr. Hojjat provides complete instructions along with appropriate pain medications to ensure that each patient experiences a comfortable and speedy recovery. The bruising along with swelling and other symptoms will improve daily, and Dr. Hojjat’s neck lift patients can expect to recover completely in a few short weeks.
Most neck lift patients return to work in one to two weeks following the surgery when the swelling and bruising have reduced and they feel presentable. Strenuous exercise or heavy lifting will need to be avoided for up to three weeks after the surgery. Dr. Hojjat provides each patient with thorough aftercare instructions, and patients can call the office at any point with concerns or questions.
Dr. Homer Hojjat
Dr. Hojjat completed a prestigious fellowship in Facelift and Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery at Premier Image in Atlanta and Emory University, where he participated in and performed hundreds of facial aging and complex rhinoplasty procedures.
Dr. Hojjat brings a wide breadth of knowledge to modern cosmetic facial plastic surgery. He is a certified Head and Neck Surgeon by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
He is an expert in the intricate structures of the face and neck and he understands all aspects of facial aging in order to provide the most optimal solutions for his patients.
Neck Lift FAQs
The length of the surgery depends on the individual’s age, on the condition of the neck muscles, and on how much liposuction is needed. The surgery should not take longer than two to three hours.
Dr. Hojjat will create the incisions inconspicuously and will hide them behind your ears and beneath your chin. The incisions are made in natural crease lines, which means they are barely visible. These incisions will heal very well and will fade significantly within a few weeks.
Neck lift is not a painful procedure. Dr. Hojjat will provide you with instructions and appropriate pain medications to ensure that you experience a comfortable recovery. You will be given complete aftercare instructions at your consultation. Following these instructions will decrease discomfort and will enhance the healing process.
You will experience bruising, swelling, some numbness, and a pulling sensation from the liposuction. All of this is normal and can be managed with pain medication. They will significantly resolve by 2 weeks after your procedure.
All surgical procedures, including neck lifts, have risks. However, choosing an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Hojjat and following all pre-and post-surgical instructions will dramatically reduce these possible surgical complications.
Risks can include infection, excessive bleeding, delayed healing, numbness, and unexpected scarring.
You should consult with your medical insurance, but neck lifts are considered to be optional surgeries and are not covered by insurance.
Results generally last from 10-15 years. Most important action to take to keep your results lasting longer is to maintain your weight and appropriate skin care regiment.
If you live near Irvine, CA or Los Angeles, Socal Aesthetic Surgery offers neck lift among its services and is conveniently located at 113 waterworks way, Suite #100, Irvine, CA 92618.