The earliest signs of aging often appear in the neck region. A neck lift surgery is a subtle way to diminish these signs of aging through the removal of excess skin and fat. If you’re bothered by fine lines, deep wrinkles or sagging skin, a neck lift may be right for you.
Neck lift surgery is one of many facial rejuvenation procedures available at Beyond Beautiful. Dr. Khattab is a board certified plastic surgeon with a keen eye for aesthetics. If you’re considering a neck lift in Torrance, California he would be happy to meet with you for a one-on-one consultation.
The best candidates are healthy and wish to reverse signs of aging, sun exposure and tobacco use present in the lower face and neck regions. There is no perfect age for a neck lift, but most patients are 45 years of age or older. Younger adults who feel self-conscious about premature facial aging due to stress or genetics may also benefit from a neck lift.
It may be time to consider a neck lift if you have excess fat deposits around your neck, sagging neck skin, jowls or a double chin. Despite its many advantages, a neck lift may not be for everyone. The best way to find out if you’re an ideal candidate is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Torrance Plastic Surgeon Dr. Khattab.
The consultation: During a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Khattab, he will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for neck lift surgery. A neck lift is a major surgical procedure. Please come prepared to discuss factors such as your medical history, current medications and cosmetic goals.
Surgery: A neck lift takes 2-3 hours to complete. Once you have been sedated (using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation), Dr. Khattab will begin by making two incisions behind or under your ears. Sagging skin will be lifted and trimmed away. An additional incision may be made underneath your chin to manipulate the contour of the platysma (neck muscle). Liposuction surgery may also be used to remove excess fat. Your skin will then be re-draped and incisions will be closed using fine sutures.
Recovery: Ensuring that you have a safe and smooth recovery is one of Dr. Khattab’s primary goals. When you wake up from surgery, it is likely that you will experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort. You will need to wear a compression garment for the first few days to improve circulation and promote healing. Pain medication will also be available to help you manage your discomfort. Normal activities can usually be resumed in 1-3 weeks.
Results: The final results of your surgery will become gradually apparent as bruising and swelling resolve over the course of a few weeks. Neck lift surgery is a safe and effective way to tighten or remove excess skin and underlying neck muscles to improve neck tone and contour. After a neck lift, your skin will appear tighter and smoother — giving you a more attractive, youthful-looking appearance.
If you’re ready to learn more about neck lift surgery, call 310-325-2100 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.