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Neck Lift

Voorhees & Sewell, NJ.

Board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist Dr. Joanna Kam, MD, specializes in plastic surgery at Kam Facial Plastic Surgery, including neck lifts, facelifts, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and skin cancer reconstruction in Voorhees, NJ. Dr. Kam’s patients experience outstanding, natural-looking results. She carefully listens to her patient’s concerns and creates personalized treatment plans to match their goals for rejuvenation.

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A neck lift helps to tighten lax skin and facial muscles, restoring a youthful appearance to the neck.
Neck lift surgery can help reduce the signs of aging, such as sagging skin and a turkey neck

Neck Lift Benefits

Neck lift surgery in Voorhees, NJ, improves patient self-confidence by:

  • Removing a double chin
  • Transforming and contouring a turkey neck or wattle
  • Removing pockets of fat from the neckline and under the chin
  • Tightening loose neck skin
  • Improving jawline definition
  • Small hidden scar
  • Restoring a youthful appearance to the neck
  • Smoothing the overall facial appearance

The neck significantly affects the shape of our jawline, how others perceive our age and our overall appearance. Neck lift surgery is personalized to transform a turkey neck, tighten loose neck bands, contour the jawline, and remove stubborn fat pockets. The area under the chin can be resistant to diet and exercise and sags with age. The neck lift procedure discreetly tightens, removes excess skin, and gives men and women a younger-looking appearance.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure known as a platysmaplasty or lower rhytidectomy that improves the appearance of the neck and jawline by removing excess tissue and tightening loose skin and muscles. The neck lift procedure helps patients who struggle with a turkey neck, double chin, or sagging skin to transform their appearance. Dr. Kam personalizes neck lift surgery for each patient. A neck lift may be combined with a facelift, eyelid surgery, or another surgical procedure to refresh multiple areas of concern.

Neck lift surgery typically involves:

  • Neck liposuction
  • Removing unwanted subplatysmal fat
  • Tightening the platysma muscles
  • Redraping the skin

Dr. Joanna Kam, MD, uses technological advances to ensure minimal scarring, a quicker recovery, and exceptional neck lift results.

Dr. Joanna Kam at Kam Facial Plastic Surgery specializes in facial contours and personalized treatment plans to best cater to her patient's needs.
Dr. Joanna Kam specializes in neck lifts to help her patients achieve the contours they desire

Neck Lift Consultation in Voorhees, NJ

Dr. Joanna Kam provides consultation for neck lift surgery in Sewell and Voorhees, NJ, for men and women who are dissatisfied with their neck and jawline. During the consultation, the neck lift surgeon reviews the patient’s medical history, drug allergies, previous surgeries, current medications, and aesthetic goals before recommending a treatment plan.

Dr. Kam personalizes each neck surgery to match her patient’s concerns and goals. The process may involve:

  • A mini neck lift
  • A full neck lift
  • A neck lift combined with a facelift, eyebrow lift, or another cosmetic procedure.

During the consultation, Dr. Kam examines the patient’s face and neck and discusses treatment options. She explains the surgical details, the benefits and risks, the recovery, and the anticipated results. Dr. Kam can customize surgery when the patient requests a facelift or another procedure along with a neck lift.

Patients should prepare for neck lift surgery by discussing the procedure and its risks with an experienced cosmetic surgeon.
Consult with a skilled surgeon and prepare thoroughly before getting a neck lift

Neck Lift  Preparation

Dr. Kam provides patients with postsurgical neck lift instructions during consultation. In general:

  • Review all medication with Dr. Kam. Take daily medication unless specified by the doctor.
  • Stop supplements, vitamins, and medications that increase the risk of bleeding, such as products containing aspirin, ibuprofen, ginseng, ginkgo, and garlic. Prescription blood thinners should be discussed with Dr. Kam.
  • Follow instructions for eating and drinking the night before.
  • Wash with soap and water the morning of surgery, but avoid perfume, make-up, hair products, lotions, and jewelry that day
  • Wear comfortable clothes and a button-up or zip-up shirt on the day of surgery
  • Arrange for someone to drive you to and from the neck lift procedure.

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Neck Lift Procedure

Dr. Kam explains the details of surgery during the consultation, including incision placement, type of anesthesia, and postoperative care. She may perform the neck lift procedure under sedation or general anesthesia. The skilled surgeon carefully hides the incision beneath the chin.

During the surgery, fatty tissue is removed from the area, and underlying neck muscles are tightened to improve the appearance of the neckline and jawline. Liposuction may also be used to further sculpt this area for desired results. Typically, no drain is used, and the patient returns home on the same day with a compression garment around their head and neck.

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Neck Lift Recovery

Each neck lift surgery is unique, and Dr. Kam provides detailed aftercare instructions and a timeline of neck lift recovery based on the surgery. She usually replaces the compression bandages the day after surgery. Patients typically return after the first week for suture removal, but dissolvable sutures may be used in some cases.

Patients with drooping jowls can expect a full recovery from neck lift surgery, usually within two to three weeks.
Patients who undergo neck lift surgery can expect a full recovery and positive outcome

The neck lift recovery time varies from patient to patient, and Dr. Kam provides detailed information during the consultation. Generally, it takes about two weeks for the swelling to decrease, and patients may experience bruising that lasts a few weeks. During this recovery period, normal activities can be resumed after a week, but physical activities should be avoided until cleared by Dr. Kam.

Patients should sleep and rest with their heads elevated, apply ice at intervals, and wear a compression dressing to encourage the neck region’s healing. Dr. Kam prescribes prescription pain medication to reduce discomfort.

Most of the bruising and swelling fade within the first two weeks. The final results are typically seen in 4 to 6 months. The scar under the chin is hidden and fades during the first six months to one year.

Neck Lift Cost

Dr. Kam creates a unique neck lift surgical plan based on the patient’s concerns and aesthetic goals, and the price varies based on the surgery details. Dr. Kam discusses the cost of surgery during the consultation. Medical insurance typically classifies neck lift surgery (lower rhytidectomy) as cosmetic surgery, which is not covered. Kam Facial Plastic Surgery takes Care Credit.

Common Neck Lift Questions

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