Over time, natural changes in the body such as weight fluctuations and aging may change the elasticity of skin. A neck lift, performed by Manhattan plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth O. Rothaus, addresses this skin irregularity by removing the excess skin and fat, tightening the remaining skin for a more contoured appearance, and tightening the underlying muscle. This procedure is often combined with the use of a laser (SlimLipo) or radiofrequency device (ThermiTight) to aid in achieving additional skin tightening. Of all cosmetic surgeries, this one can sometimes create some of the most dramatic results for a patient’s appearance. It produces a sharper profile and an overall more youthful appearance. In some cases, liposuction may be used to rid the neck of unwanted fat. In addition, Dr. Rothaus may recommend a chin implant or volume replacement if the patient has a recessed or weak chin as well as combine that procedure with a neck lift, to create amazing results.

Best Candidates

Good candidates are men or women who demonstrate:

  • Localized fat deposits under the chin
  • Looseness of neck muscle and/or neck skin
  • Non-smokers or those who have ceased smoking two months prior to the procedure
  • Overall good health

What To Expect

During the initial consultation, we will evaluate the patient’s profile and anatomy in order to determine the individual contributions that skin laxity, excess fat, muscle malposition and boney structure make on the appearance of the neck. This evaluation will help piece together an individual treatment plan. Many of the patients at Rothaus Plastic Surgery can be treated with a minimally invasive treatment plant using a combination of liposuction, lasers, radiofrequency and fillers. If plication of the muscle or a chin implant is required, an incision is typically made under the chin to trim any loose skin. tighten the underlying muscle. The net effect is to produce a more youthful neck appearance.

Necklift Recovery

Swelling and bruising are usually minimal after necklift surgery. A compressive neck dressing may be use for the first 24 hours to help control swelling and to help the neck skin adapt to the new neck contour. Most patients can resume modest activity almost immediately. A complete recovery from necklift surgery occurs in about 10-14 days. This surgery creates a tighter neck that appears softer and younger.

Create A Tighter Neck

Necklift surgery can result in a gorgeous profile and a younger looking neck for both men and women. It creates especially nice outcomes for weight loss patients where a significant amount of loose skin resides after the weight loss. Call our plastic surgery office today to schedule your consultation and learn more.

Plan Your Procedure

Recovery Time: 7-10 Days
Average Procedure Time: 1-2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location: Out-Patient