It is important to care for your neck with proper skincare and sun protection the way you care for your face, although many people realize this far too late. Unfortunately, some of the same non-invasive treatments that work beautifully on the face do not work as well on the neck as the skin here is different. If the ‘turkey neck’ skin around your neck has become lax or saggy and detracts from an otherwise youthful and slender face, a necklift and/or neck liposuction can help remove excess fat and loose skin. the result? A slimmer, youthful-looking and more contoured neckline, and independence from wearing turtlenecks and scarves year round. Neck reshaping can do wonders for your overall appearance and make you look and feel years younger.
Frequently Asked Questions
Men and women who have a “double chin,” “turkey wattle,” or “jowls,” and those who want to return to the attractive neckline they had in their youth, are perfect candidates for neck lift surgery. Dr. Kim will tailor a personalized procedure plan to your face, according to your goals. She will answer all of your questions and give you the information you need to help determine if you are a candidate for a necklift and/or neck liposuction procedure.
Dr. Kim tailors the technique of this procedure to each patient’s individual aesthetic needs and goals. Necklift surgery is performed in an operating room under anesthesia, for maximum patient comfort and the best results. Small incisions are made to be undetectable following surgery. Excess skin and/or fat is removed and the muscles are tightened to give a gorgeous, youthful contour to the neck and jawline.
Patients may return to light daily activity about one to two weeks following surgery, with light activity restrictions. A ‘tight’ feeling around the neck is quite common and Dr. Kim normally recommends the avoidance of activities that risk turning the head to the far left or right during the healing process. Dr. Kim speeds up her patient’s recovery time, and reduces bruising or swelling, by recommending a healthy diet, oral vitamin C supplementation, and arnica during the recovery process.