Excess fat and sagging skin where the neck and chin meet are common problems for men and women of all ages. These issues are often referred to as a “double chin” or “turkey neck.” A chin and neck lift can treat these aesthetic concerns and tighten the muscles beneath the chin to provide a contoured, natural look. The results from this cosmetic surgery enhance your facial appearance and can even make you look thinner.
If you struggle with a double chin or loose skin, contact our cosmetic surgeon in NYC at 212-308-1566 to schedule your consultation. Manhattan Surgical Care provides cosmetic surgery and skin care to clients in Manhattan, NYC and nationwide.
The Benefits of a Chin & Neck Lift
A chin and neck lift can do more than get rid of your double chin and sagging skin, it can also be combined with another facial procedure such as a facelift, brow lift or eyelid lift to give you a more youthful look.
Other benefits of a chin and neck lift include:
- Removes excess skin and smoothens wrinkles
- Tightens underlying muscles and tissues
- Refines the appearance of the chin and neck
- Reduces or eliminates excess skin, fat and wrinkles
- Can treat vertical bands around the neck
- Allows for natural aging without regression
- Results are long-lasting
Neck liposuction can also be done for those with more skin elasticity who want unwanted fat under their chin permanently removed.
The Chin & Neck Lift Procedure
This cosmetic surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is done on an outpatient basis. The procedure takes approximately two hours, and you can return home afterward. However, you will need a friend or family member to drive you home due to residual grogginess.
Small incisions are made behind and in front of your ears. An additional tiny incision may be needed underneath your chin to ensure underlying muscles are corrected for optimal results. Our cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Basil Pakeman, will then tighten your skin and muscles. Sagging skin will be removed to restore a youthful appearance with a firmer chin and neck definition.
Neck and chin lifts vary per patient according to their individual aesthetic goals.
The Recovery Process
As the procedure itself varies, so does the recovery process. A bandage will be loosely applied following your surgery and can potentially be removed after two days. Your stitches will be removed one week after your procedure. Scarring should be minimal and will fade significantly over time.
You may experience a feeling of “tightness” around your neck for several weeks. Bruising and swelling are common and will likely subside within the first week. It may take up to three months to see the full results of your chin and neck lift.
Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon for Your Facial Procedure
It’s important to choose a cosmetic surgeon with the skill and expertise necessary to perform a facial procedure such a chin and neck lift. Facial procedures require precision and an intimate understanding of how the face and neck contribute to your overall appearance. Dr. Pakeman specializes in several procedures that improve all aspects of your face.
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If you’re interested in improving your appearance, please contact Dr. Pakeman in NYC today at 212-308-1566 to schedule your consultation. Manhattan Surgical Care serves clients in New York City, Manhattan and across the nation.