Sometimes, the most visible sign of an aging face isn’t your face at all – it’s your neck. These changes are usually inherited. As you get older, you can accumulate excess fat in your neck that is independent of your body weight.
This can give you the “double chin” look, or you may have developed what is called a “turkey neck” – loose skin in the neck which can sag and make you look older than your actual age. A necklift is the answer.
The neck lift can be done alone or along with a facelift, brow lift, upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), lower eyelid lift, and/or chin contouring with liposuction, as well as other non-surgical cosmetic procedures to complement your new look. These include collagen, Restylane, and BOTOX.
Dr. Steven Robinson, a board certified Plastic Surgeon in Columbus, Ohio, often performs neck lift procedures in his plastic surgery practice. The neck lift is a great way for both men and women to look more youthful and vibrant without changing the normal features of the face.
After a neck lift, people will notice that you look better – asking if you’ve lost weight or changed your hair – but they won’t be able to figure out why.
For a neck lift, Dr. Robinson uses short incisions that are hidden behind the ears. He then uses liposuction techniques to remove excess fat from the entire area, followed by removal and tightening of the excess skin. The entire procedure takes only about two hours.
A neck will leave your neck looking smooth and firm with a youthful contour. It also frequently improves the jawline or jowl area. Dr. Robinson always performs this procedure on an outpatient basis in an accredited outpatient surgery center with highly trained anesthesiologists and nurses.
The recovery time after a neck lift is fast, with most people going back to work in less than ten days. It is not a painful procedure, and there is little bruising. The results are very long lasting, and scars are hidden behind the ears and by your hair.
At your consultation, Dr. Robinson will show you neck lift before and after photos of others who have had the procedure. He will also take pictures of you to serve as your “before pictures”. About two months after your procedure, he will take “after pictures” and give both sets of photos to you. They are fun to look at and compare the differences.
When you are ready to look younger, Dr. Robinson invites you to take that next step and schedule a free consultation to discuss neck lift surgery at our office, located at 4661 Sawmill Rd., Columbus, Ohio. You may contact us by the email form provided or call us at (614) 326-4661.
Please ask your Plastic Surgery Questions in the form below. Dr. Robinson will personally answer all questions by email. Questions are kept strictly confidential.
From SR315 take the Henderson Road exit, turn West to Sawmill Road
From I270 take the Sawmill Road exit (exit #20) South