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An aging neck can result in unwanted wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin in the neck area. In many cases, the neck begins to show signs of age before the face, which robs us of our youthful appearance sooner than it should.

If you’re not prepared to have a full facelift but you’d like to improve an aging neck, including the appearance of wrinkles, sagging, a double chin, a "turkey wattle" and jowls, a neck lift procedure may be the right procedure for you.

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to diminish signs of aging in the jawline and neck. A neck lift helps the neck to match better with a firmer, more youthful-looking face. A neck lift procedure removes excess skin and fat from the neck to achieve a firmer, slimmer, and more elegant neck contour.

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What can a neck lift address?

A neck lift in Las Vegas can address the following concerns:

  • Drooping skin on the neck
  • A double chin
  • Loose skin or jowls 
  • Bands around the neck
  • Turkey wattle

What happens during the procedure?

Dr. Engineer will start with an in-depth consultation to discuss your medical history, cosmetic concerns, and aesthetic goals. He will examine your neck and skin and discuss the details of the procedure with you.

Your surgery will take 2-4 hours and begins with general anesthesia. Once it has taken effect, Dr. Engineer will make a very small incision under your chin, and small incisions around and behind your ears in your hairline. He will use these incision points to carefully tighten the muscles of your neck and remove extra fat and skin. The skin of your neck will be lifted into place to create a firm, youthful contour. Dr. Engineer will then close the incisions and apply a pressure dressing.

After surgery

After surgery, your neck may feel tight. In addition to your pressure dressing, you will have sutures at your incision sites, and you may have a small tube in your neck to drain fluids that may collect under your skin. 

Once you recover from the anesthesia, you will be able to return home with a friend or family member to drive you. Dr. Engineer will remove the drain 2-3 days after your procedure. He will remove the stitches in approximately one week, and check in on you to ensure you’re doing well. 

Benefits of a Neck Lift

A neck lift in Las Vegas provides many benefits for patients who would like to reverse the signs of age on their neck:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Firmer, tighter skin
  • Eliminated double chin
  • Minimized fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tighter underlying muscles of the neck
  • Diminished appearance of banding of the neck 
  • A contoured chin and jawline
  • A more rejuvenated, youthful appearance

Recovery

When you return home, you will need 1-2 weeks of downtime with a friend or family member to help you.

Expect swelling and bruising during your healing period. During this time, it’s important to wear your compression dressing day and night to help reduce the swelling and ensure your neck heals properly. Use a cold compress to reduce pain and swelling and keep your head raised when lying down.

After two weeks, most patients can return to sedentary work. Avoid strenuous activities for 4-6 weeks. It can take a period of months for residual swelling to fully subside. At that point, you will be able to see the outstanding results of your neck lift.

Neck lift candidates

Men or women who would like to address fat deposits or wrinkles and lines on the neck are likely candidates for a neck lift in Las Vegas. Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Are generally in good health
  • Nonsmokers
  • Realistic expectations about what this surgery can do

Why choose Dr. Engineer? 

Dr. Nitin Engineer is an accredited, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon in Las Vegas who dedicates himself to providing natural-looking, outstanding results for his patients. His experience and background make him a uniquely and highly-trained surgeon for patients who want someone they can trust. Dr. Engineer specializes in body contouring and lifts. 

His practice, Engineered Aesthetics, provides the highest standards of comfort and quality. Dr. Engineer and his staff pride themselves on being your caring and knowledgeable partners as you achieve your physical goals.

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Neck Lift FAQs

What are the risks of a neck lift?

A neck lift has the same risks as any surgery, including infection, bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, and blood clots. Neck lift surgery can also include complications such as tightness in the neck, numbness or change of sensation (usually temporary), and lumpiness in the neck skin.

Are there other options to address my neck concerns?

We provide liposuction, Botox, laser, dermal fillers, and other treatments.

How long do results last?

Your results may last up to ten years.

How do I prepare for surgery?

Quit smoking or taking any blood-thinning medications about a month before your surgery.

Can a neck lift be combined with other procedures?

A neck lift is often combined with other surgical procedures, including a facelift, eyelid surgery, a brow lift, and others.

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