Neck Lift Results: What to Expect

The neck is one of the first areas to show signs of aging for many people. You might notice sagging jowls, neck bands, or a “turkey neck” appearance. Dr. Scott Brenman at the Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery offers a minimal incision neck lift to correct these aging concerns without conspicuous scarring.

How Does a Neck Lift Work?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the neck area to tighten and contour the neck and jawline. Dr. Brenman performs a minimal incision neck lift with small incisions behind the ears to access the muscles and tissues in the neck area. He will then remove or redistribute fat, tighten the muscles, and trim excess skin to achieve the desired results.

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Neck Lift Results and Benefits

You may see immediate benefits from your neck lift. Final results are visible in three to six months as swelling subsides. A neck lift typically lasts several years, though the area will continue to age, and this can lead to more drooping. You can expect your neck lift results to last a decade or more. 

The primary goal of a neck lift is to improve the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles in the neck and jawline. After the procedure, patients can expect to see smoother, more youthful-looking skin and a more defined jawline. A neck lift can reduce the appearance of jowls and a double chin, improving the facial profile.

What to Expect After a Neck Lift

Full recovery from a neck lift typically takes several weeks. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the days and weeks following the surgery. Dr. Brenman will give you aftercare instructions for managing any discomfort and minimizing swelling. Most patients can return to work and normal activities within one to two weeks. You may need to wait four to six weeks to resume strenuous exercise, depending on Dr. Brenman’s recommendations.

With Dr. Brenman’s minimal incisions neck lift technique, you’ll be able to enjoy your neck lift results without worrying about scarring. The incisions are concealed behind the ears or sometimes under the chin and are inconspicuous once they heal.

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Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

If you are concerned about the effects of aging on your neck, such as sagging skin and wrinkles, you may benefit from a neck lift. Ideal candidates for a neck lift are overall healthy non-smokers with realistic expectations for the outcome. During a detailed consultation, Dr. Brenman will help you determine if this procedure is right for you.

The results look natural; that was crucial to me. There are some stretch lines under the neck. Hope they will lessen. Most important to me is my husband of 47 years opinion, and he is very happy with the results.

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Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about neck lifts? You can schedule a consultation at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery with Dr. Scott Brenman in Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Please call (267) 687-2180 to schedule a convenient appointment with us in the near future.

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