What Is the Neck Lift?

The neck lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that enables Dr. Rogers to improve the appearance of your neck by removing excess skin, tightening the underlying muscles, and improving the contour of your jawline. The procedure is often performed in conjunction with a facelift, as the two procedures can work together to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Thanks to Dr. Rogers’ extensive surgical experience, he’s able to customize his patients’ treatment plans, combining procedures, creating excitingly comprehensive results, and enabling you to avoid the need for multiple recovery periods.

Additionally, our robust selection of procedural choices enables us to complement your neck lift with a bevy of non-surgical options, each one having the ability to help you both look and feel your very best.

When you’re ready to learn about the comprehensive facial rejuvenation we offer her at Leif Rogers, MD in Beverly Hills, our team is standing by and ready to help. Simply reach out to our offices and set up your initial consultation today.

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How the Neck Lift Can Help

While it’s quite common to notice that the aging process has impacted your facial appearance, it’s also true that the passage of time can take its toll on the neck and jawline, as well. Neck lift surgery is an ideal way to overcome some of life’s most common cosmetic frustrations, and Dr. Rogers is adept at working closely with patients to ensure that his results go above and beyond their expectations.

Some of the reasons our patients love the neck lift include:

  • Improved appearance
  • Long-lasting results
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Customized results
  • Better defined jawline
  • Minimal scarring

Is the Neck Lift Right for Me?

A neck lift is an ideal procedure for healthy individuals aged 40 and above who are concerned about the visible signs of aging in the neck area, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, or a double chin. Good candidates for a neck lift are those who are in good overall physical and mental health, are non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about the results that can be achieved. 

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Crafting Your Customized Treatment Plan

During your initial consultation, Dr. Rogers will work with you to ensure that you understand exactly what the neck lift can accomplish for you and will give you a clear understanding of what you’ll experience on the day of your procedure. You’ll go over everything from the surgical techniques he’ll be using to incision placement and more.

Dr. Rogers will also take this opportunity to help you explore the various other treatments we offer, both surgical and non-surgical in nature. Dr. Rogers’ extensive surgical experience enables him to frequently combine treatment modalities to create highly customized treatment plans, with results that truly delight.

Our goal is to ensure that you experience total peace of mind during your cosmetic journey with us, so you’ll also be given a clear idea of what you can expect from your recovery period. You’ll be given a detailed recovery timeline, along with clear aftercare instructions. We’ll also be sure to schedule follow-up appointments with you, to ensure your comfort.

The Neck Lift with Dr. Rogers

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The Day of Your Neck Lift

Keeping You Comfortable

A neck lift procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia, which means that you will be completely asleep and won't feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery. Generally, a neck lift can take anywhere from two to four hours to complete. The details of your procedure will, of course, vary according to your customized surgical plan. 

Dr. Rogers’ Technique

During the procedure, Dr. Rogers will make an incision underneath your chin, enabling him to tighten the muscles and remove any excess skin or fat. In some cases, Dr. Rogers will place the incision behind your ears to further enhance the contour of your neck and jawline. Once the work is done, he will meticulously close your incisions.

After the Surgery

Once your procedure is over, you’ll be moved to the recovery area, where you will spend a short time resting. Neck lift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to return home on the same day as your surgery, though you will need a friend to help drive you, as the anesthesia will still be wearing off.

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Your Recovery Experience

Most patients can return to work and light activities within one to two weeks after their neck lift procedure, but more strenuous activities, such as exercise or heavy lifting, should be avoided for several weeks. We’ll give you a very detailed recovery timeline that helps you clearly understand when you can expect to rejoin certain activities. Most patients find that they are fully healed and able to enjoy their final results within about six to eight weeks, but your recovery period will depend on the particulars of your bespoke surgical plan. If you’d like to get started and learn more about how the neck lift can help you, reach out to Leif Rogers, MD in Beverly Hills and set up your consultation today.

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Neck Lift FAQs:

What techniques are used in a neck lift?

What can I expect during the recovery period after a neck lift?

How long do the results of a neck lift last?

Will a neck lift address all of my concerns about my neck appearance?

What techniques are used in a neck lift?

There are different techniques used in neck lift surgery, including traditional neck lift, which involves making incisions behind the ears and under the chin, and minimally invasive techniques such as the weekend neck lift or neck liposuction. The choice of technique depends on factors such as the patient's anatomy, desired results, and the surgeon's expertise.

What can I expect during the recovery period after a neck lift?

The recovery period after a neck lift typically involves some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the neck and jawline area. Patients are advised to rest with their heads elevated, apply cold compresses to reduce swelling, and avoid strenuous activities for the first week or two after surgery. Most individuals can resume normal activities within a couple of weeks, although complete healing may take several months.

How long do the results of a neck lift last?

The results of a neck lift are long-lasting, but they are not permanent. While the aging process will continue, many patients enjoy the benefits of their neck lift for years before considering additional procedures. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and protecting the skin from sun damage can help prolong the results.

Will a neck lift address all of my concerns about my neck appearance?

A neck lift can significantly improve the appearance of the neck by tightening sagging skin, reducing fat deposits, and correcting muscle banding. However, it's important to have realistic expectations and understand that individual results may vary. Your surgeon will assess your concerns during the consultation and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan to achieve your desired goals.

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