Neck Lift in Chicago, IL

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About Neck Lift Surgery

Are you wearing turtlenecks and scarves all the time to cover the loose flaps of skin on your neck? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saeed Chowdhry provides neck lift surgery at his practice in Oak Lawn, IL to address the look of an aging neckline. This facial surgery reshapes and tightens the area on the underside of your chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck" or "double chin." By surgically excising the loose skin and fat while using a tightening technique to result in a smoother, natural neckline, neck lift surgery at SAC Plastic Surgery can provide dramatic improvements to your profile. Before you contact us to schedule your initial consultation, read more about surgical neck lifts below and learn about the wonderful results they can provide.

Ideal Candidates

Individuals contemplating neck lift surgery generally deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin on the neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by factors including aging and significant weight loss. Whatever the reason may be, loose neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which in most cases can only be cosmetically fixed with skin excision and a tightening technique. If you are physically healthy and at a good weight, but you feel embarrassed by loose skin and wrinkles along the neck, cosmetic surgery may be a great option for you.

Surgical Technique

For neck lift surgery, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed just in front or behind your ears while another one might also be created beneath your chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, neck liposuction would be the first step in the surgical process. Next, any sagging, loose, or hanging skin will be carefully excised and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight. This method of skin tightening is conducted until the desired contour has been achieved. Even though sutures are placed at the incision area, scars should not be noticeable since they were placed beneath your chin. An injectable filler can be incorporated to complement your results. Nonsurgical treatments can help the skin's texture and surface to produce a younger-looking and glowing appearance.

What to Expect

After a neck lift, there will probably be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate after some healing time has passed. You should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous activity for a couple of weeks to assist in a safe recovery. While recovering, button tops or loose-fitting clothing is ideal. You should notice visible aesthetic differences almost immediately. In addition, it has been noted that the neck lift surgery can make one of the most stunning enhancements to an individual's profile, turning back the hands of time on your appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a neck lift cost?
Costs for your neck surgery will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Chowdhry. As soon as he has developed your personalized surgical plan, he will be able to estimate prices for the anesthesia, facility, and miscellaneous fees. To make your neck surgery easy to afford, SAC Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods, plus we can help you obtain low-interest financing.

What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the best option to eliminate excess skin, particularly if it droops or hangs. Although there are several nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may give you mild improvements, neck lift surgery offers the most significant improvements to redefine and smooth your neckline. Injectable fillers can sometimes help to firm the skin on the neckline, but do not work to reduce fat.

Your neck lift will begin with one incision beneath the chin, as well as two more close to the ears. These are made so the scars are difficult for others to see. Dr. Chowdhry tries very hard during neck lift surgery to avoid visible scarring. A team member will explain scar management instructions, which will encourage your incisions to heal flat and thin.

Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
At your consultation, you should bring up that you are considering another surgery, like a facelift or chin augmentation, along with a neck lift. It's normal for two or more facial procedures to be performed together to achieve beautiful results. If you are concerned about an undefined jawline or weak chin, tell Dr. Chowdhry so he can develop a plan that meets all of your goals.

Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your aesthetic goals, you may want to undergo a neck lift with liposuction. A lift plus lipo may be best if you are concerned about both loose skin and fat pockets in your neck. Dr. Chowdhry can help you choose whether a lift, lipo, or a combination of both should be included in your surgical plan.

Great NeckLines

Finally rid your "turkey neck" profile and get the youthful and soft neck you wish for. If you are tired of feeling embarrassed about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact SAC Plastic Surgery in Oak Lawn, IL to learn more. Cosmetic neck lift surgery by Dr. Chowdhry has changed the physical appearance of countless individuals. We are excited to share this outstanding cosmetic procedure with you.

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