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What is a neck lift?

Dr. Lee's neck lift in Beverly Hills is a procedure designed to enhance the contour, firmness and definition of the neck. It results in a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. Dr. Lee tailors the neck lift to each patient's individual needs, employing a personalized blend of techniques such as liposuction to remove excess fat, lifting to redefine contours, and trimming away loose skin. Additionally, advanced methods like laser treatments and ultrasound technology might be incorporated to optimize and refine the overall outcome of the procedure.

What Is the Cost of a Neck Lift in Beverly Hills?

The cost of a neck lift in Beverly Hills is contingent upon the specific details and intricacies of your individual procedure. Factors such as the complexity of the treatment and the type of neck lift needed contribute to the overall cost. Procedures that involve additional elements like submandibular gland resection typically incur higher costs, whereas simpler neck lift procedures tend to have lower expenses. Your personalized price for a neck lift with Dr. Lee will be determined during your consultation, where she will create a tailored surgical plan designed specifically for you. This plan will outline the details of your procedure, including the associated cost.

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Your neck lift consultation with Dr. Lee

Your consultation with Dr. Lee is a comprehensive process tailored to grasp your specific cosmetic concerns while evaluating your neck and skin condition. During this session, Dr. Lee will delve into your surgical and medical history, discussing your desired aesthetic outcomes. Using this information and your outlined goals, she will create a personalized surgical plan to deliver the ideal neck lift results you seek.

In instances where you opt for a combined procedure—such as pairing a neck lift with eyelid surgery or a brow lift—Dr. Lee will explore these possibilities with you. Coordinating multiple procedures simultaneously streamlines the process, reducing downtime and enhancing cost efficiency. This comprehensive approach results in a more holistic rejuvenation, aligning with your aesthetic objectives.

Who is a candidate for a neck lift in Beverly Hills?

Individuals, both men and women, seeking to refine and enhance the appearance of their neck contours are suitable candidates for a neck lift procedure. Those experiencing signs of aging in the neck region, such as submental fat, a double chin, sagging skin, "turkey neck," wrinkles, and other related concerns, typically benefit most from a neck lift in Beverly Hills. To be considered an ideal candidate, individuals should meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain good overall health without significant medical issues
  • Do not smoke
  • Hold realistic expectations regarding the achievable outcomes of a neck lift surgery
  • Desire a more youthful and well-defined neck appearance
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When should you get a necklift?

One of the biggest trends in aesthetic surgery is the young necklift. Patients in their 40’s notices the first signs of aging around the jawline. (insert this photo). The mild loose skin and jowls around the jawline prematurely ages the face. Without changing the face, the young necklift sculpts the skin, muscle and fat under the jaw and along the jaw bone. These microtweaks rejuvenates the face in a subtle and elegant way.

The advantage of a young necklift is:

  • Patients are typically in better physical health
  • The results are more subtle
  • The skin quality is better and holds the results longer
  • Patients enjoy the results longer

The young necklift does not prematurely age the patient or prevent the patient from having any future facial rejuvenation procedures.

What is the difference between an older patient getting a necklift versus a younger patient getting a necklift?

The most appropriate time for any cosmetic surgery is when you are emotionally and physically ready for the procedure. There is no “right” time for cosmetic surgery. Here are the differences between an “older” necklift versus a “younger” necklift.

What Should I Expect During Neck Lift Surgery?

The neck lift procedure is conducted while the patient is under local anesthesia with sedation. Tailored to each individual's needs and desired outcomes, incisions are strategically placed to address specific physical concerns.

Dr. Lee employs a conservative yet highly efficient approach. Typically, neck lift incisions are made beneath the chin and discreetly positioned behind the ears, meticulously executed to minimize visible scarring.

Dr. Lee focuses on removing excess fat from the neck and beneath the chin through these incisions while tightening the underlying neck muscles. Subsequently, she skillfully elevates and tautens the skin, eliminating any surplus. Additionally, Dr. Lee addresses the deeper SMAS layers—the submuscular aponeurotic system—to refine and sculpt the underlying muscular tissues. This meticulous technique accentuates and refines the jawline, crafting an elegant, polished silhouette.

What Should I Do To Prepare for Surgery?

Before your neck lift procedure, Dr. Lee will advise you to avoid certain medications, including aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs or supplements. These substances can thin the blood and potentially lead to complications during surgery or affect your recovery phase.

Organizing transportation for your return home after your neck lift in Beverly Hills is essential. Having a friend or family member available is recommended, especially during the initial recovery day. Additionally, if you have children, having assistance might be necessary as you'll need to refrain from heavy lifting or strenuous activities for a brief period.

Before the surgery, ensure your refrigerator is stocked with nutritious foods and snacks. This preparation will alleviate concerns about cooking while you're recuperating, allowing you to focus on your recovery process.

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Why choose Dr. Lee for a neck lift in Beverly Hills?

Dedicated to safety, exceptional patient care, and delivering exquisite, artistic outcomes, Dr. Michelle Lee stands as an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. Selected by Castle Connolly as one of the top facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Lee specializes in natural and harmonious results. Within her inclusive and inviting practice, patients find a calming environment as they embark on their aesthetic enhancement journey.

Dr. Lee adopts a personalized approach with each patient, investing time to comprehend their individual needs, distinct physique, and aesthetic aspirations. Emphasizing subtle, authentic results, she employs cutting-edge techniques and the latest technological advancements to achieve refined and natural-looking outcomes.

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Are There Non-Surgical Alternatives to a Neck Lift?

Dr. Lee provides alternatives for patients who prefer a non-surgical approach to lifting, tightening, and contouring their neck.

Sofwave Treatment

Sofwave utilizes ultrasound technology to create micro injuries to the skin. As the skin heals, it creates more collagen and elastin. It tightens and lifts the skin. Sofwave is a no downtime non-invasive procedure offered to patients who have mild skin laxity in the neck area.

Thread Lift

The thread lift is designed to gently lift sagging facial tissue by using temporary, dissolvable sutures with tiny cones that suspend the sagging tissue. A thread lift is best for those with mild skin laxity, those that are not a candidate for surgery, and those that are looking for a quicker or shorter-term solution. Due to thread lift risks and costs, Dr. Lee has found that most clients are much more satisfied with surgical options such as a face lift or neck lift.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers can be used to help smooth wrinkles and define the jawline, achieving a more youthful, sculpted, and appealing appearance.

Laser treatments

Laser treatments resurface the top layer of the skin. It minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation changes. As the cells regenerates, it refresh, firm, and tighten the skin on the neck. The result is a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

Neck Lift FAQs

What will my scarring be like after a neck lift?

Surgical scars are virtually invisible after a neck lift has healed.

How long does a neck lift last?

The longevity of neck lift results varies by individual, influenced by factors like lifestyle, genetics, and skin elasticity. Generally, neck lift results can last 10-15 years or more.

Can I combine other procedures with my neck lift?

Other procedures are often combined with a neck lift to achieve more complete, dramatic rejuvenation.

What kind of anesthesia is used for a neck lift?

A neck lift is performed under general anesthesia.

When can I resume normal activity after my neck lift?

Most patients can return to work within a week and begin exercising in four to six weeks.

Are there risks associated with a neck lift?

Like any surgery, a neck lift includes risks, such as infection, reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, unfavorable scarring, and others.

What is the appropriate age for a neck lift?

There’s no “appropriate age” for a neck lift in Beverly Hills. Generally, patients are between the ages of 35 and 65.

Platysmaplasty vs. neck lift

In short, Platysmaplasty targets neck band muscles known as the platysma; a neck lift addresses the tissue, sometimes muscles, and the skin around the neck.

How painful is a neck lift?

Pain levels vary, but discomfort after a neck lift is typically managed well with prescribed medication. During the initial days post-surgery, there will be some soreness, tightness, or mild pain, which gradually diminishes. Following Dr. Lee's post-op instructions, like rest and pain management techniques, significantly aids in minimizing discomfort.

What causes turkey neck?

A "turkey neck" typically stems from aging-related factors such as loss of skin elasticity, weakening of muscles, and the accumulation of fat and loose skin in the neck area. As we age, collagen and elastin production decreases, contributing to skin laxity and sagging.

What is a mini neck lift?

A mini neck lift is a minimally invasive procedure targeting specific areas of excess skin around the jowls and under the chin to refine the jawline and neck contours. In comparison, a traditional neck lift addresses a larger area of the neck, involving more extensive restructuring of muscles and skin to achieve a comprehensive rejuvenation of the neck's appearance and contours. Dr. Lee will help determine which procedure is right for you for the desired aesthetic outcome.

Can males get a neck lift?

Yes, just like females, males can undergo a neck lift procedure to address aging or sagging skin in the neck area.

Can a botched neck lift surgery be fixed?

In many cases, yes. Revision surgery is often an option, but it's essential to consult a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Lee to assess and determine the potential for correction.

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