A “neck lift” is a popular name for the cosmetic procedure known as a rhytidectomy, which involves reducing excess facial skin and tightening underlying facial tissue. The skin is then reattached or “draped” on the patient’s neck or face. This procedure is functionally the same as a facelift, though it specifically targets loose jowls and skin folds that develop around the neck following weight loss. With a neck lift, Albany, NY based Deluca Plastic Surgery may be able to help you achieve a more youthful appearance.
While facelifts are a popular cosmetic procedure, this by no means makes them risk-free. All facial rejuvenation surgeries and procedures carry an inherent risk. Dr. DeLuca and Dr. Tauber have mastered the techniques made famous by surgeons in NYC at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH) and Harvard University at the Boston Center.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the lower jowls and neck area. The specific features that may be addressed include:
As we age, the neck and jawline begin to blur together causing saggy tissue to progress to the point where the jawline definition is lost altogether. Some will notice cords or bands and the weakening of the platysma muscle, which can develop into a turkey neck or turkey wattle.
If your neck has begun to separate and sag, the neck lift can help tighten the platysma muscle of the bands or cords for a smoother look. If needed, the neck lift can include the reduction of excess fatty tissues, which may be located below your platysma muscle.
In the United States, the average cost for this procedure is between $7,000-$15,000. DeLuca Plastic Surgery offers a variety of financing options, including six months of no interest. Depending on the extent of your surgery, a few days after your procedure you should be able to wash your hair, leave the house, and carry on as normal. Patients can typically resume non-strenuous activity (jogging, exercise bike, elliptical) within ten to fourteen days after the surgery. Bruising and swelling are unavoidable, but these should have no relation to what your new face and neck will look like in several weeks.
Deluca Plastic Surgery offers a recovery program designed to optimize your healing after neck lift surgery. The quicker a patient gets rid of his or her bruising and swelling, the quicker they can reap the benefits from their neck lift. Continuing care is important. Our highly trained staff want and need to be there to monitor your recovery process.
I am very pleased with the work that Dr. DeLuca performed on me. I had neck liposuction and breast augmentation done simultaneously. Going into this I had two major concerns, the first being neck bruising. A couple of days after the surgery I only had slight bruising at the base of my neck and after the first week, all of the bruising was gone. I highly recommend Dr. DeLuca to anyone that has any hesitation about plastic surgery, as I felt he really listened to me and made the process as comfortable as possible.*
– B.D. / Neck Lift
November 14, 2010
*Disclaimer: The individuals featured in the above testimonials are all actual patients of DeLuca Plastic Surgery. Please note that outcomes from plastic surgery procedures may vary and the experiences shared in the testimonials are specific to that particular patient and may not be representative of the experience of others.