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Loose sagging skin in the neck is a highly visible sign of the aging process that detracts from your facial appearance.  Fortunately, this problem is easily corrected with neck lift surgery, restoring a firmer and tighter appearance to this critical area. For residents of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and nearby areas, who are interested in neck lift surgery, Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, provides excellence in plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures.

What Is A Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a surgical cosmetic procedure that tightens the skin and muscles in the neck and jawline.  A neck lift rejuvenates the neck and throat area, eliminating the vertical bands and bags of sagging skin that produce the dreaded “turkey neck” effect. A neck lift also removes sagging skin and fatty pockets accumulated beneath the chin and the appearance of jowls along the jawline.

Benefits Of a Neck Lift

The most visible signs of aging don’t always show up on our face. Often the most damaged area is the neck and throat, resulting in the dreaded  “turkey neck” effect which, combined with hanging jowls along the jawline and sagging skin accumulated under the chin, may detract significantly from an otherwise youthful facial appearance.  For many patients, a neck lift is a procedure that provides the most dramatic rejuvenation.  A neck lift provides the following benefits:

  • Rejuvenates the lower portion of the face by eliminating sagging skin around the jawline and the appearance of jowls
  • Creates a younger-looking profile by eliminating fatty bulges and sagging skin underneath the chin
  • Smoothens the contours of the neck and throat by eliminating the vertical bands of loose skin that create the “turkey neck” effect
  • Tightens the entire neck and throat area and eliminates loose, sagging skin and wrinkles around the neck and throat

Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

For almost any adult in good physical health who wants to eliminate sagging pockets of excess fat, loose skin, and “turkey neck” bands on the neck, a neck lift may be the perfect solution.

How Is the Neck Lift Performed?

A neck lift procedure requires a small incision under the chin and typically takes between one and three hours to complete. Every procedure is highly personalized and tailored to each patient’s goals.  Liposuction is used to extract small fatty deposits from along the jaw line and beneath the chin, and excess loose skin is trimmed away.  The muscles under the chin are tightened, resulting in a more defined and youthful profile, and a visible rejuvenation to the lower face.

How Long Is The Recovery After A Neck Lift?

We recommend that you allow one to two weeks to recover from a neck lift procedure.  Immediately after the neck lift, a compression bandage is placed around the neck. It is normal at this stage to experience some soreness, swelling, and a sensation of numbness and tightness in the skin. You will be advised to keep your neck and head elevated for the first 10 days and to wear garments that protect the neck to avoid irritating the area.

How Much Does A Neck Lift Cost in Denver?

The cost of a neck lift will vary between patients since this is a highly personalized procedure unique to individual patients. Most health insurance providers do not cover cosmetic procedures, such as a neck lift; however, our office proudly provides flexible payment options and financing to help you pay for your neck lift.

If you live in the Worcester area and are interested in learning more about a neck lift to enhance and rejuvenate your appearance, Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester provides neck lifts and other cosmetic procedures for residents of neighboring communities in Massachusetts. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.