Will A Lower Facelift Tighten Loose Neck Skin?
The natural side effects of aging will inevitably affect all of us at one point or another, though some men and women develop them earlier and more severely than others. One of the most noticeable and frustrating signs of facial aging is loose neck skin, which can make a person appear older and heavier than they actually are. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi has helped thousands of men and women restore a more youthful look and feel confident once again with cutting-edge cosmetic surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. Learn more about lower facelift surgery here, including how it can help tighten loose neck skin and give you the slim, firm neckline you deserve.
How can I get rid of my turkey neck?
Loose, hanging neck skin can develop for a variety of reasons, including weight loss and aging. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done to correct a turkey neck on your own. However, cosmetic surgery offers an effective and long-lasting solution for this frustrating problem.
What kind of facelift do I need for loose neck skin?
Facelift surgery can be performed using a number of different approaches, each of which has its own set of unique applications and benefits. When it comes to loose neck skin, Dr. Hakimi may recommend either a lower facelift, neck lift, or both.
Lower facelift surgery is designed to address concerns on the lower third of the face and neck, including:
- Sagging jowls
- Weak jawline
- Loose skin
Neck lift surgery focuses more specifically on flaws under the chin and on the neck itself, including:
- Loose skin
- Turkey neck
- Double chin
During your initial consultation for facelift surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Hakimi will carefully evaluate and discuss your concerns and recommend a customized surgical plan that will best help you achieve your ideal outcome.
Will a lower facelift fix my double chin?
In many cases, patients mistake stubborn fat under the chin for loose skin. For these men and women, neck liposuction may be a more appropriate solution for correcting a double chin. If loose skin is also present, Dr. Hakimi may recommend a combination of neck lift plus neck liposuction.
How does a lower facelift work?
Lower facelift surgery offers a less invasive approach compared to full facelift surgery, meaning patients will enjoy less visible scarring and a shorter recovery period. In some cases, a lower facelift can be performed using local anesthesia, further reducing surgical risks and recovery time. In fact, many patients are able to return to work about 1 – 2 weeks after lower facelift surgery.
During the procedure, Dr. Hakimi will place tiny incisions behind the ears, through which he will address the skin, fat, and muscle layers to sculpt a firmer, more youthful contour. At the conclusion of the case, the incisions will be closed with fine sutures.
What is the recovery time for a lower facelift?
Lower facelift and neck lift recovery time can vary from person to person depending on the extent of the procedure, complementary treatments that were performed simultaneously, the patient’s overall health, and other factors. Generally speaking, the majority of patients are able to return to work about 1 – 2 weeks after lower facelift surgery, though strenuous physical activity and exercise may be off-limits for up to 4 – 6 weeks. Postoperative swelling should subside for the most part after about 1 – 2 weeks, but the full results of lower facelift and neck lift surgery can take several months to develop as residual swelling resolves and the tissues settle.
Bid farewell to your unsightly turkey neck with lower facelift or neck lift surgery in Beverly Hills, CA
If your embarrassing turkey neck and loose skin are holding you back, cosmetic surgery can help restore a more youthful look and give you back the confidence you deserve. To learn more about our exciting facial rejuvenation surgeries in Beverly Hills, CA, including lower facelift and neck lift, call to schedule your in-office or virtual consultation with renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi today!