About this Treatment
Our neck lift in Toledo, also known as neck rejuvenation or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves the signs of aging and restores youthful contours to the neckline, jaw area, and lower cheeks.
A neck lift can be done on its own or combined with other facial aesthetic procedures such as a genioplasty or chin implant to improve the jawline, chemical skin peel and other facial aesthetic options. Despite the advances in many effective non-surgical aesthetic treatments, a neck lift can only be performed surgically and continues to be the most powerful and effective technique to rejuvenate lower facial aging.
What It Is
The loss of youthful features in the face and neck are typically the result of multiple factors including sagging skin and tissue, loss of volume and support, and thinning and deterioration in skin quality. The neck is also one of the first areas to reveal aging changes with muscle bands of the neck muscle (the platysma) developing with skin laxity, fullness, and fatty excess under the chin (the submental area) often referred to as the ‘double chin’ or ‘turkey wattle’ deformity, all of which results in loss of the attractive youthful contour of the neckline. Many patients experience this neckline and lower facial changes earlier without significant aging in the upper face and therefore are not yet ready for a full facelift. In these situations, a neck lift in Toledo may be an excellent option to address these concerns and restore a more naturally youthful contour which reduces the signs of aging.
What It Treats
Loose and Sagging Neck Skin and Tissue
Excess Fatty Deposits in the Neck and Under the Chin (submental fat)
Lower Facial Jowls and Loss of the Youthful Jawline
Visible Muscle Bands (platysma muscle banding) at Rest and with Animation that Disrupt Neck Contour
- 2.5 - 3 hours
- 1.5 - 2 weeks
- Youthful Appearance Restores a natural and more youthful jawline and contour of the neck.
- Reduces Visible Muscle Bands Repairs excess visible muscle bands (platysma banding) that are more noticeable with talking and animation.
- Removes Excess Fat Removes excess fatty deposits and collections under the chin (’turkey wottle’) as well as the entire neckline.
- Reduces Jowls Reduces lower facial jowling that disrupts the youthful jawline.
- Long-Term Results When combined with EVOLV’s individualized medical skincare pre and post-surgical program, you can ensure your nick lift in Toledo restores a natural appearing and more youthful look.
How Neck Rejuvenation Works
As with all aesthetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery, a neck lift in Toledo will involve a complete evaluation, examination, and discussion of goals and the creation of a personalized and comprehensive surgical plan. Preoperative skin care and education are also essential for preparation. Itemized costs and recovery time planning are reviewed as well.
Neck lift surgery in Toledo is done in an accredited outpatient surgery center under either a light general or intravenous anesthetic administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist and experienced licensed nursing staff.
Neck lifts are performed through small access incisions hidden behind the ear and in the crease under the chin. If liposuction is planned for the removal of excess fatty deposits, an ultrasonic technique (Vaser Liposuction) may be done through these same small access incisions.
After removing excess fat, the separated platysma muscle bands are dissected and repaired (platysmaplasty) which is essential in most patients in order to restore a naturally youthful neckline. After platysma repair, the skin and lax tissue of the lower jowl is then suspended and repositioned to a balanced contour. In some cases, a chin implant or genioplasty is also done to additionally improve the jawline and profile. A small surgical drain is placed, and incisions are closed in layers. In selected cases, a light chemical peel to rejuvenate the skin surface may be done.
A mildly compressive wrap dressing is applied to support the tissue and reduce the chance of bleeding and avoid hematoma after surgery. Your face will not be covered. You will be discharged home after a short stay in the recovery area and a review of instructions with your caregiver. It is normal to experience some tightness temporarily in the neck immediately after neck lift surgery, especially after repair of the platysma muscle this will resolve shortly after surgery.
You will return to the office in a few days after surgery for your first dressing change and drain removal. You will see the visible improvements and they will continue as swelling and bruising subside. You will be given specific instructions and recommendations on activities and care of the operative site at each visit. Your final neck lift result should restore a youthful coconut and have a very natural and balanced appearance.
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What Our Patients Are Saying
Dr. Barone and the staff are phenomenal! I have been so impressed with the aftercare:)
I had surgery and nonsurgical procedures performed in the past by Dr. Barone. I was very satisfied with the results. Also, he and his staff are highly personable and kind. I have total trust in that they are experts in their field and wouldn’t be comfortable going anywhere else for a surgery or nonsurgical procedure, judging from my past experience.
Yes I was highly satisfied with my experience. Julie is always great. I had microneedling and appears like my saggy neck skin is a little tighter.
Dr. Barone and staff are phenomenal! I have been so impressed with the aftercare 🙂
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Safety Matters.
It is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria in achieving safe and natural appearing results with neck rejuvenation.
Patient safety and natural appearance results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.
In addition to plastic surgery residency and achieving board certification, Dr. Barone completed advanced fellowship specialty training and research in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.
All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed staff. Candidates considering neck rejuvenation at EVOLV are thoroughly evaluated and fully informed and prepared for the procedure. Both pre-and post-operative education and guidance along with specific therapeutic services to reduce swelling and downtime are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.