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Introduction to Neck Lift

In our youth, there is a significant distinction between our face and neck, but as we age, this definition begins to blur, and the most notable changes are most pronounced from our side profile view of our head and neck. For some patients, the skin becomes almost flap-like and starts to sag, the jowls hang, and the fat beneath the chin begins to balloon out (double chin). This drastic change to the neck results in causing unappealing vertical banding leading to stress and physical anxiety. A surgical Neck Lift in the Orlando area is an excellent way to reverse these natural aging signs and create a more rejuvenated and youthful appearance and improved self-confidence.

What is a Neck Lift?

A Neck Lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. Depending on what your desired results are, your neck lift may involve tightening loose or sagging skin, removing excess skin and fat, and tightening the neck muscle.

A neck lift is a relatively quick procedure that typically has excellent results. As we age, the skin on our neck begins to lose its elasticity and develop a fine, crinkly, crepe-like texture. This skin begins to sag, impacting your self-image and making you physically uncomfortable. Many patients complain that certain clothing and jewelry become uncomfortable to wear as their neck skin begins to lose elasticity; a neck lift can alleviate this discomfort and return your neck to its youthful feel and appearance.

Neck lift surgery corrects the typical signs of aging in the neck area. These signs include loose skin, jowls, double chin, and muscle bands (platysmal bands). Patients can expect to smooth the jowls, correct a double chin, and tighten the neck bands after a neck lift surgery.

During your consultation, Dr. Papanicolaou will discuss your goals and what you want your neck to look like. Neck lifts can also address specific aesthetic concerns, such as:

  • Banding
  • Double chins
  • Jowls
  • “Turkey” neck

What are the Benefits of Neck Lift?

Neck Lift Surgery offers several benefits for individuals in Lake Mary and the Orlando area who are seeking to improve the appearance of their neck and jawline. These benefits include:

  • Elimination of Excess Fat
  • Improved Jawline Definition
  • Rejuvenated and Youthful Appearance
  • Removal of Excess Skin
  • Tightening of Muscles

Who are the Best Candidates for Neck Lift procedure?

The best candidates for Neck Lift patients are individuals who are bothered by the appearance of their neck and desire improvement in its contour and firmness. Some common characteristics of ideal candidates from Soma Plastic Surgery include:

  • Excess or Sagging Skin
  • Excess Fat Deposits
  • Hereditary “Heavy” necks
  • Good Overall Health
  • Muscle Weakness or Separation
  • Realistic Expectations
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What’s the First Step?

When you are ready for a Neck Lift consultation in Lake Mary, less than a half-hour north of Orlando, your first step is to call up Soma Plastic Surgery. On the day of your appointment, you will meet with Dr. George Papanicolaou, who will answer any questions that you may have, address your aesthetic goals and concerns, and examine your face and neck. He will also ask you questions about your medical history, so, as we mentioned above, it is important to be honest during your consultation to achieve the most optimal outcome.

Once you and Dr. Papanicolaou have addressed every aspect of your surgery, he will create your individual procedure plan. Once you are satisfied with the direction of your consultation, our Patient Coordinator will help schedule your surgical date and provide you with some instructions to follow pre-operation.

What to Expect on the Day of Neck Lift Surgery

On the day of your Neck Lift procedure with Dr. Papanicolaou, you will meet with him for any last-minute questions, and so that he can create any markings for surgery. During the procedure, you will be administered anesthesia to ensure your comfort and help reduce any pain. Dr. Papanicolaou will make carefully planned incisions, typically located in the folds around the ears and under the chin, to access the underlying muscles and tissues of the neck.

He will sculpt and reposition these structures to create a more youthful and defined neck silhouette. The incisions will be closed with sutures, and bandages or dressings may be applied to support the healing process. You will have drainage tubes overnight to prevent any fluid accumulation. After the procedure, you will be monitored in a recovery area to ensure a smooth transition from anesthesia.

Neck Lift Recovery

During your Neck Lift recovery, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. We may ask that you keep your head elevated, take prescribed medications, and wear a chin strap that provides gentle compression for the first two weeks. You may also experience temporary numbness or tightness, which will improve daily.

Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few weeks but should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for a month.

How Much

How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost in Orlando?

The cost of a Neck Lift in Orlando can vary depending on several factors, including the extent of the procedure, and the techniques used. During your consultation with Dr. Papanicolaou, he will evaluate your specific needs and goals and provide you with a personalized treatment plan that includes an accurate cost estimate.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Dr. Papanicolaou?

Our commitment to patient safety, combined with our culture of positivity and passion, creates an environment for success and satisfaction that’s unmatched in the industry. Our team cares about our patients’ experiences and wants to create memories worth repeating. George Papanicolaou, MD is a board-certified surgeon with the ABS and the ABPS, who has years of experience in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastics Surgery.

Dr. Papanicolaou strives to help patients achieve optimal cosmetic and functional results. Our mission is to provide the safest and the most comprehensive medical, surgical, and cosmetic health care in a comfortable and confidential setting. Dr. Papanicolaou understands the inherent complications of a Neck Lift, and his skilled hands and professional eye for the symmetry of the face and neck area are world-renowned. While still taking a conservative approach, we utilize time-proven, cutting-edge, and innovative techniques resulting in an outstanding outcome and the best version of you.

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If you’re ready to take the next step toward achieving your desired Neck Lift results in Lake Mary, FL, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with George Papanicolaou, MD. Don’t wait any longer to achieve the neck appearance you’ve always wanted. Contact Soma Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a more youthful and rejuvenated neck.

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