Dr. Brent R. Rosen

Neck Lift Philadelphia

A neck lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that reduces signs of aging in the neck and below the chin. There are several techniques tht may be utilized for this procedure, but the general goals are very similar in each case. Aesthetic goals of neck lift surgery include tightening of neck tissues and removal of excess fat and skin. To learn more about Philadelphia Neck Lift, contact us today!

Conditions Treated With a Neck lift

A neck lift surgery corrects age related conditions such as these:
  • Drooping jowls
  • Neck creases or folds
  • Loose, excess skin on the neck
  • Fat deposits around the lower face and neck
Most patients are over 40 years of age. Healthy, non-smokers are the best candidates. Notify Dr. Rosen if you have high blood pressure, a history of problems with blood clotting or a tendency to form prominent scars.

How the Neck lift Procedure is Performed

Neck lift surgery is typically an outpatient procedure that requires about 2 or 3 hours of operating time. Local anesthesia is a common choice for cosmetic surgeons, and general anesthesia is an option.

Neck lift incisions are similar to a facelift, placed near the temple following the natural contour of your skin toward the neck. An additional incision may be placed below the chin. Dr. Rosen separates the skin from the fat and muscle. Underlying tissues are tightened and the skin is lifted, trimmed and redraped to produce an improved neck contour. Special sutures are placed to fixate the layers of tissue and close the surgical incisions.

A neck lift procedure has several variations. A procedure called platysmaplasty remodels part of a neck muscle that has a tendency to sag. Another procedure simply removes excess skin from the neck area. If fat deposits are present under your chin and you have adequate skin tone, liposuction may be the right choice.

What to Expect During Recovery from a Neck lift

Although it may vary with different techniques, average neck lift recovery time is 2 to 3 weeks. After surgery, a bandage is wrapped around your lower face to minimize swelling. Some numbness, swelling and bruising is normal. You will be advised by Dr. Rosen to keep your head elevated during the initial recovery period. Your stitches will be removed during the first week. Plan to relax and get plenty of rest during your neck lift recovery.

Possible Neck lift Complications

Like all surgical procedures, a neck lift carries a risk of complications and side effects. Possible adverse events include but are not limited to hematoma, infection, reaction to anesthesia and poor healing. If the possibility of complications is a particular concern for you, ask Dr. Rosen for more information.

Philadelphia Neck Lift

For more information about your options for neck lift in Philadelphia, contact Dr. Rosen Cosmetic Surgery Philadelphia at 267.247.5345 to schedule a consultation.


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