What can a neck lift do?

Often neglected in terms of skincare, age-related changes in the neck are due to both accumulated sun damage and a loosening of the neck muscles over time. This frequently causes visible vertical bands as well as the dreaded “turkey neck”. Similar to a facelift, neck lift surgery in Philadelphia with Dr. Bloom addresses underlying muscles, fat, and excess skin to restore a more youthful profile. Although a neck lift can be performed on its own, Dr. Bloom may also recommend a deep plane facelift, other facial plastic surgery procedures, and/or non-invasive treatments to create a fully customized and comprehensive approach to achieve enhanced rejuvenation.

Key benefits of a neck lift

  • Improves the appearance of a double chin
  • Removes a hanging turkey neck
  • Defines the chin, neck, and jawline
  • Softens neck wrinkles
  • Achieves a more contoured and youthful-looking neck
  • Boosts self-esteem and confidence 

Neck lift candidates

If you’re interested in a neck lift in the Bryn Mawr area, you may be a perfect candidate. Those who are good patients for this procedure are individuals who:

  • Are unhappy with their double chin or turkey neck 
  • Have neck skin that looks creased or crepey
  • Feel that their neck is adding age or weight to their appearance 
  • Are non-smokers in general good health
  • Have realistic expectations for what a neck lift surgery can accomplish
  • Have enough time for a proper recovery period

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Dr. Bloom’s technique

If a neck lift is being performed on its own, it can be done under local anesthesia and light sedation. Dr. Bloom generally places incisions behind the ears and possibly under the chin. These are virtually undetectable once healed. For optimal results, liposuction may be incorporated as well to remove fat deposits. A neck lift procedure takes approximately 2-3 hours. If a neck lift is being performed as part of Dr. Bloom’s deep plane facelift, the surgery takes place at a hospital with a board-certified anesthesiologist who will carefully monitor you throughout the procedure.

Recovery and results

Though some degree of improvement is visible immediately after a neck lift, expect about one week of downtime and several weeks of swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. Your neck will be wrapped with dressings for several days.

Final results will be apparent at about four months, when the swelling has completely subsided. With proper post-procedure care, neck lift results can last up to 10 years or more.

Combining a neck lift with a deep plane facelift

For over 10 years, Dr. Bloom has been performing a signature deep plane facelift + neck lift procedure, and he now teaches it to other facial plastic surgeons. Dr. Bloom believes this technique allows for the best results in the most natural way. The focus of the deep plane facelift and neck lift procedure is on the release of the facial retaining ligaments.

This allowing the face to be resuspended without looking pulled, stretched, or unnatural. Dr. Bloom says that this procedure is the most rejuvenating service that he provides, and truly transforms the lower face, jawline, and neck. Patients can look 10-20 years younger, and a better version of themselves. 

Why choose Dr. Bloom for a neck lift?

If you’re interested in undergoing a neck lift, Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery is the perfect place for you. Conveniently located in Bryn Mawr, nestled in the heart of the Main Line just outside of Philadelphia, we are a premier facial plastic surgery center with the mission of delivering the most advanced cosmetic and facial surgery techniques and technologies to all patients, coupled with the highest level of outcomes in a caring and safe atmosphere. Dr. Jason Bloom is double board-certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and he is a consultant, author, teacher, and trainer within the industry.

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