Neck Lift in Richmond, VA
Your neck shows the earliest signs of aging, and few treatments can help with the sagging skin, pockets of fat and banding. Neck lift surgery is your best option. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers neck lifts and mini neck lifts for men and women in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.
What is a Neck Lift?
Sun damage, gravity, and heredity all determine how well your neck area will age. You may have already noticed loose skin under your chin, lost definition along your jawline and little bulges of fat. Now might be the time to learn about a neck lift by the board-certified plastic surgeons at Richmond Plastic Surgery.
Mini Neck Lift
You may not need a full neck lift to look younger. Our mini neck lift is perfect for men and women who want to improve their appearance without any dramatic changes. The surgery targets excess fat and loose skin along the neckline.
Benefits of a Neck Lift
A neck lift is recommended for men and women who have:
- Double or triple chins
- Loose, sagging skin under the chin, along the jawline and on the neck
- Banding on the neck
If you do not need a surgical option for your neck, you may be a good candidate for Kybella®, an injectable treatment for excess fat under the chin.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Neck Lift?
The ideal candidate for a neck lift is an adult man or woman who is in good health and has one or more of the following:
- Lax neck muscles
- Sagging or loose skin
- Creases and folds on the neck
- Bulges caused by pockets of fat
- Double or triple chins
What Do I Need to Do Before Having a Neck Lift?
The neck area is comprised of many delicate structures that must be preserved during surgery. In order to protect yourself from unwanted complications, we recommend that you meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons before having a neck lift.
What Should I Expect on The Day of My Neck Lift?
Full and mini neck lift procedures are performed using different techniques. For the full neck lift, the surgeon makes incisions at the bottom of your ear or under the chin. After the incisions are made, the muscles are tightened with sutures, and excess fat is removed. The skin is pulled tight over the incision and sutured in place. The excess skin is trimmed.
For a mini neck lift, the incision is made under the chin. The excess fat is removed, and the muscles are sutured in place.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Neck Lift?
A mini neck lift takes about one hour, and a full neck lift takes two to four hours.
What to Expect After a Neck Lift
A compression bandage may be placed around your neck to hold the tissues in place. Your neck will feel tight, and you may have some degree of pain and swelling. These symptoms last up to three days, although the tightening may continue until you are fully healed. Some patients experience numbness and tingling around the incisions.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Neck Lift?
The scars from your neck lift are well-hidden and take up to one year to soften and fade.
When Will I See the Results?
You will see the results of your neck lift immediately after the surgery.
What Are Possible Complications of a Neck Lift?
As with all surgeries, a neck lift does have a small degree of risk for complications. You can minimize your risk by entrusting your care to one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. Complications may include infection, side effects of the anesthesia and damage to nerves and blood vessels.
How Long Will the Results of a Neck Lift Last?
The results of your neck lift will last for many years.
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost in Richmond?
We provide a cost of your neck lift after your consultation. Richmond Plastic Surgeons accepts several forms of payment, and financing is available through CareCredit®.
Do you have a turkey neck or double chin? If so, neck lift surgery may be right for you. Contact us to schedule your personal consultation.