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What Is A Neck Lift?

A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. This procedure targets excess skin, wrinkles, and sagging muscles in the neck area, which often develop due to aging, genetics, or weight loss. Neck lift surgery involves removing excess skin and fat, tightening the underlying muscles, and re-draping the remaining skin to create a smoother, youthful contour. A neck lift can restore your neck’s firmness and definition, giving you a youthful appearance.

woman looking at camera while her head is propped in her hand after neck lift in San Jose

Goals of Neck Lift:

  • Remove excess sagging skin in the neck and jowl area
  • Tighten underlying neck muscles to improve the contour of the neck and jawline
  • Minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improve the overall appearance of the neck and lower face
  • Address other signs of aging, such as a turkey neck and jowl
  • Restore a youthful and rejuvenated appearance
  • Enhance self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Achieve natural-looking results that compliment your features and facial structure

To learn more about how a neck lift in San Jose can help you, contact us today for an appointment.

Do I Need Neck Liposuction?

Neck liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that removes excess fat from the neck and jowls to create a slimmer and more defined appearance. During the procedure, tiny incisions are made, and a small cannula is used to suction out the unwanted fat. Neck liposuction can be performed alone or in combination with a neck lift for more comprehensive results. While neck lift surgery targets sagging skin and muscles, liposuction specifically addresses excess fat. Dr. Z will evaluate your concerns to determine if neck liposuction is right for you.

Candidates for Neck Lift:

  • Have sagging skin or excess fat in the neck or jowl area
  • Have prominent vertical neck bands or wrinkles
  • Have lost definition in your jawline due to aging or weight loss
  • Are in good overall health
  • Have no underlying medical conditions that could increase surgical risks
  • Are a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking before and after the surgery
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure
  • Are committed to following pre- and post-operative instructions from Dr. Z
woman smiling, side profile, her chin is lifted to the air, showing off a youthful neck after a neck lift in San Jose, CA

Your Neck Lift Session

Experience the expertise of Dr. Z at Maan Plastic Surgery, where your neck lift in San Jose will be skillfully performed at our state-of-the-art facility. Your comfort and safety are our top priorities so Dr. Z will discuss anesthesia options with you during your consultation. Depending on your needs and preferences, he may recommend local anesthesia with light sedation or IV sedation to ensure optimal comfort.

Depending on your needs, Dr. Z will make small incisions under your chin or around your earlobes. He may also recommend liposuction to remove excess fat deposits.

Once the fat has been removed, Dr. Z will tighten and suspend the underlying muscles to create a firmer neck contour. He will also trim excess skin and re-drape and lift the remaining skin.

The length of the procedure will vary depending on whether a neck lift is performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures, and it typically takes 1 to 4 hours. Following the procedure, Dr. Z will provide detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a comfortable recovery.

man after neck lift in Los Gatos

Your Journey to Recovery: Side Effects & Downtime

After your neck lift in San Jose, you may experience some side effects, including swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with medication and proper rest. Dr. Z will provide specific instructions on how to care for your incisions and reduce the risk of infection.

The recovery period for a neck lift typically takes around 2 weeks, during which time you should avoid strenuous activities and follow all post-operative instructions closely. You will need to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and promote healing, and you may also need to keep your head elevated for several days to minimize swelling.

While recovery times can vary from person to person, most patients can return to work and resume normal activities within 1-2 weeks following the procedure. However, it’s important to avoid strenuous activities for at least 4-6 weeks to ensure proper healing. Dr. Z and his team will provide comprehensive guidance and support throughout your recovery journey.

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Why Choose Dr. Z For A Neck Lift In Los Gatos?

Are you ready to enhance the appearance of your neck and restore your youthful glow? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Z at Maan Plastic Surgery for a neck lift in San Jose! With his extensive plastic and reconstructive surgery training from top institutions like Stanford, Dr. Z brings unparalleled expertise and knowledge to every patient he treats. He listens carefully to your needs and concerns and works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that delivers natural-looking results. Contact us to schedule your consultation for a neck lift today.

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