Neck Lift

Leva Medical

Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics located in Queens, Elmhurst, NY & Northport, NY

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that tightens and rejuvenates the neck, improving its contours and appearance. At Leva Medical in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens in New York City, New York, Jean-Paul Leva, DO, performs many procedures to restore your youthful look, including a neck lift. To find out more about this rejuvenating procedure, call the office most convenient to you or request an appointment online today.

Neck Lift Q & A

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift, also called neckplasty or lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure that addresses the visible signs of aging that affect the neck and jawline.

Like the face, the neck is susceptible to age-related changes that impact your appearance, including loose skin, shifting fat, and platysmal bands (weakening and sagging of the platysma muscles in the neck).

Many people notice these age-related changes in their necks before the face. A neck lift specifically addresses these issues, rejuvenating your look without the need for a full facelift.

Am I a candidate for a neck lift?

The cosmetic surgeons at Leva Medical determine if you’re a candidate for a neck lift after a consultation. They may consider you a candidate if you have:

  • Excess fat under your chin
  • Loose or saggy skin on your neck
  • Excess fat in the lower part of your face
  • Abnormal neck contours from platysmal bands

You must also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations of what to expect with the procedure. A neck lift rejuvenates your appearance but can’t change your natural look.

If you only have mild sagging, your provider at Leva Medical may recommend nonsurgical treatments, such as skin tightening.

The experts at Leva Medical specialize in cosmetic surgery for Hispanic and Latin individuals, creating surgical plans that create a more youthful appearance without changing their unique look.

What happens during a neck lift?

Your cosmetic surgeon at Leva Medical customizes your neckplasty surgical plan based on your needs and goals.

Your surgeon makes small incisions behind each ear and may make an additional incision under your chin. These incisions tighten the muscles, remove and redistribute fat, and eliminate excess skin.

What can I expect during recovery from a neck lift?

Recovery following a neck lift varies. However, most people return to their usual activities about two weeks after the procedure.

You can expect swelling and bruising, and your neck may feel tight following the surgery. The bruising subsides within a week, but it may take several weeks or months for the swelling to go down and the tightness to resolve.

Leva Medical provides specific guidelines for at-home care following your neck lift, so you get the best possible outcomes.

To find out more about a neck lift and how it can revitalize your look, call Leva Medical or request a consultation online today.