Neck lifts can remove years from the neck by lifting, tightening and toning skin for a more youthful appearance. The Aesthetic Institute of Manhattan for Facial and Plastic Surgery, led by Kaete Archer, MD FACS, is a leading practice for neck lifts for both women and men in and around New York, NY, offering top-quality, state-of-the-art treatment for optimal results.
The neck is often the first area of the body to show signs of aging including loose skin, fatty collections, and platysmal banding all of which can make you appear much older than you feel. Years of sun and other types of environmental exposures, weight gains and losses, chronic stress and disease, genetics, hormones, smoking and other issues can contribute to aging in the neck. Neck lifts are performed to reduce or eliminate these issues, smoothing out skin and removing excess skin and other tissue while repositioning the muscles so skin looks and feels firmer, smoother, more resilient and more youthful.
Neck lifts can address a broad array of issues that develop with age, including:
Neck lifts are perhaps the best option for more advanced signs of aging compared to thread/suture lifts or fillers.
A facelift concentrates lifting and tightening in the areas of the cheeks and jowls. Some extended facelift techniques will also improve early signs of aging in the neck. A neck lift specifically lifts and tightens only the neck skin and tissues. Dr. Archer routinely performs neck liposuction during her neck lift procedures. It is common for a patient to have a facelift and neck lift performed together to fully rejuvenation the face and neck areas.
Procedures can vary based on the extent of the lift and the types of issues that are being addressed. Prior to any procedure, the facial and neck structure will be carefully evaluated and patient objectives and expectations will be addressed to ensure the best approach is used. Neck lifts are performed as same-day or outpatient surgical procedures, which means patients will go home shortly after their treatment is completed. Care instructions will be provided along with pain medication to reduce discomfort in the initial stages of healing. Follow up appointments will be scheduled soon after the surgery so the area can be assessed and sutures can be removed.
In your consultation, Dr. Archer will review the technique, downtime, and expected results of a neck lift. Three-dimensional imaging is used in her consultations to demonstrate possible before and after results. To see her as a patient, please call us at (212) 971-1394.