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Will You Look Years Younger With Neck Lift Surgery?

By: Austin-Weston


We all know that a facelift can help you appear years younger, but you may be surprised to learn that there is another highly beneficial procedure for turning back the clock and refreshing your entire look: the neck lift. Because the delicate skin on the neck is one of the first places to show signs of aging – such as wrinkles and laxity – neck lift surgery is becoming increasingly popular among patients of virtually every age. The award-winning team of plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer the most advanced and effective surgical neck lift options in Northern Virginia to help men and women take years off of their appearance and feel more confident and attractive than ever. Discover more about Reston, VA neck lift surgery here, including what results you can expect and how long they may last.

What is a neck lift?

Neck lift surgery is a cosmetic contouring procedure performed to enhance the shape, tone, and overall appearance of the neck through skin excision, skin tightening, muscle repositioning or tightening, and other specialized techniques. A neck lift is typically performed while the patient is under general anesthesia and may take about 1 – 3 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the case, the severity of the concerns, and if any additional procedures are being performed. Oftentimes, patients choose to combine their neck lift with additional treatments or procedures to address the full face and neck and achieve an even more dramatic results. Common procedures that are performed in conjunction with neck lift surgery include:

Who needs a neck lift?

Almost anyone can benefit from the compelling enhancements possible with neck lift surgery, though it is particularly helpful for patients with loose neck skin, stubborn neck fat, a wrinkled neck, or banding on the neck. Additionally, patients with sagging neck skin and fat, sometimes called a turkey neck, can achieve a smoother, younger, more natural neck shape and restore their confidence with neck lift surgery. Ideal candidates for a neck lift should be in good health, not smoke, and have realistic expectations for their surgical outcome.

Should I get neck liposuction or a neck lift?

For men and women with mild to moderate amounts of excess fat on the neck and under the chin, neck liposuction on its own may be an appropriate option. These patients should have a fair amount of remaining skin elasticity to achieve an ideal result. If the surgeon feels that performing neck liposuction alone may result in additional wrinkles and loose skin, they may recommend a combination of neck lift and neck lipo as a more fitting alternative. During your initial consultation for neck lift at Austin-Weston, your experienced surgeon will thoroughly evaluate your concerns, discuss your specific goals, and help you understand which procedure(s) may best fit your needs.

How long does a neck lift last?

Many patients can enjoy the results of a neck lift for up to ten years or longer, making it a tremendously valuable and life-changing procedure. Patients should keep in mind that the aging process will not stop after neck lift, and forces such as gravity, genetics, and environmental exposures can still affect their results over time. However, undergoing a neck lift often helps to slow these processes, and most patients experience only very subtle changes over a number of years. To help maintain neck lift results for as long as possible, patients should use these beneficial routines and practices:

  • Follow your postoperative instructions carefully
  • Stay hydrated
  • Keep the skin moisturized
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Wear sunscreen on your neck
  • Do not smoke
  • Consider nonsurgical maintenance treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing, KYBELLA®, and others

Restore the sexy, smooth neck of your youth with a long-lasting neck lift in Northern Virginia

If you have concerns about loose, sagging neck skin, fat under your chin, or banding on your neck and want stunning, natural-looking, long-lasting results, a surgical neck lift may be right for you. Call the knowledgeable team at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA to schedule your private face-to-face or virtual consultation with one of our renowned plastic surgeons today, and learn how you can turn back the clock with neck lift surgery!


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