Sagging in the neck area can cause one to look old, tired, or overweight. The neck can lose its natural shape from years of sun exposure, weight loss, weight gain and the aging process. This can often be improved with a cosmetic procedure known as a neck lift. Undergoing a neck lift can bring about subtle changes in a patient’s appearance by providing a more youthful neck contour. It can sometimes deliver a boost of confidence.
Your surgeon will make a small incision under the chin and quite possibly behind and/or in front of the ears. The muscles may be tightened and fat removed.
Memphis neck lift candidates should schedule a consultation with an experienced neck lift surgeon at The Langsdon Clinic to discuss your options. After your consultation, you’ll understand the procedure and what the neck lift can accomplish.
Ideal Neck Lift Candidate
Typically, our ideal Memphis neck lift candidates are in their forties to seventies but it is not uncommon for younger people who have undergone rapid weight loss. An ideal candidate will have some elasticity to their skin and be in good health. It is also important for the candidate to have a realistic expectation of the outcome of the procedure.
Recovery and Results
Following the neck lift procedure, patients are advised to avoid vigorous activity or turning their head from side to side for about 14 days. Although the procedure and healing process is fairly easy for most patients, excessive neck movement needs to be avoided so that the neck tissues have time to heal properly. There may be some temporary mild bruising and swelling.
Neck Lift Before and After Photos
Neck Lift FAQ
Can I add liposuction to my neck lift in Memphis?
Yes, we are one of the top providers of neck liposuction in Memphis. Neck lipo removes excess fat to help sculpt a more defined jawline. Neck liposuction is an excellent option for those who have significant excess fat underneath the chin, whereas a neck lift serves those with lax skin and underlying tissues, often referred to as a turkey neck.
Can I combine a neck tuck with other procedures?
Patients frequently pair multiple procedures to receive the best results. Dr. Langsdon is an expert in SML neck lifts, SML liposuction, and many other neck contouring methods. Additionally, you can also choose to add other procedures of the upper face, such as a brow lift, eyelid lift, or facelift. Combining procedures needs to be reviewed on a case by case basis to ensure the best results. Dr. Langsdon will help you decide which Memphis neck plastic surgery method is right for you in your consultation.
Will my neck lift leave scars?
Typically, Dr. Langsdon will create your incisions underneath the chin and behind the ears. After completing the surgery, he will carefully close them to ensure the best chance of adequate healing. The majority of patients report that their scars heal very well and are almost entirely unnoticeable.