Most people go to great lengths to keep their face looking young and vibrant, yet neglect to take care of the appearance of skin on their necks. This is one of the first areas that begins to show the signs of aging. As we get older, the skin on our necks can lose some of its natural elasticity and begin to appear loose and sagging. Sun damage and weight fluctuations can exacerbate these concerns. Fortunately, we offer a surgical procedure that offers a quick and effective solution. A neck lift at the Stamford plastic surgery practice of Dr. Leif Nordberg can help you achieve the more youthful appearance of a smooth, slim neck. If you are concerned about your neck showing signs of aging, please contact our office to learn more about restoring your confidence.
A Customized Treatment for Each Patient
When you come in for your initial consultation with Dr. Nordberg, he will perform a thorough examination of your face and neck. He will also evaluate the current condition of your skin, listen to your concerns, and make his recommendations for your treatment plan. Patients will typically have excess skin and fat removed as part of their neck lift, and Dr. Nordberg will often restructure and tighten the underlying musculature for a more smooth, even appearance. Your individual treatment will depend upon the current condition of your neck and your cosmetic goals.
Dr. Nordberg employs modern techniques into all of his surgeries which allow him to perform cosmetic procedures through very small incisions. For neck lifts, the incisions are typically hidden behind the ears and under the chin. Through these incisions, Dr. Nordberg is able to perform liposuction, lift and remove excess skin, and tighten up the muscles of the neck. He can use one of several neck lift techniques, depending on the extent of your condition. Some patients will combine their neck lift procedure with a brow lift or BOTOX® Cosmetic for a more dramatic aesthetic enhancement.
Following Your Procedure
Patients will typically need to take about one to two weeks off of work to rest and recover following a neck lift procedure. It is important to have a friend or family member that can help you for the first day or two immediately after your surgery. You should avoid any strenuous activities or rigorous exercise until you are fully healed and your doctor provides his approval. Some bruising and swelling are normal following your procedure, but these side effects should begin to subside after the first few days.
Your neck lift results will gradually begin to improve over time following your surgery. Typically, patients can expect to achieve their optimal results several months after their procedure. Scarring at the incision site will be minimal, as Dr. Nordberg will take great care to reduce any signs of the surgery. We take great pride in providing our patients with completely natural-looking, long-lasting results.
Make an Appointment to Learn More
If you want to address a sagging jaw line or loose, hanging jowls, please contact our office to schedule a neck lift consultation with Dr. Nordberg.