Do you hate the sagging in your neck? Does a necklace accentuate the “crepey-ness” of your neck skin? If you’re unhappy with the way your neck and/or jawline appears, I can improve this for you with liposuction and/or a neck lift. Although aging is the primary cause of a droopy neck and saggy jawline, these problems can also be caused by genetics. Many men and women in the Boca Raton area come to me for a neck lift in their 30’s, and some even in their 20’s, because of the neck they inherited. Further, patients who have gained and lost weight often find that the skin on the neck and jawline have not “bounced back” to the smaller configuration they now have. A neck lift Boca Raton can significantly improve the appearance of a drooping jawline.
Liposuction of the Neck
Neck liposuction is a very simple procedure and, depending upon the volume of fat to be removed, can sometimes be done with IV sedation and local anesthesia in my office. For those who require more fat removal, general anesthesia in my accredited Boca Raton plastic surgery operating room would be the path of choice. Once the area is numbed (or the patient is under general anesthesia), tiny incisions are made to allow the cannula, a small tube that removes the fat, to be inserted. Tumescent fluid, a combination of sterile salt water and epinephrine, is inserted into the area(s) to be treated to loosen the fat and make removal easier. Once the fat has been removed, the tiny incisions are covered with steri-strips and my liposuction patient goes home to recover.
Neck Lift Procedure
A neck lift is always performed under general anesthesia in our accredited operating suite. After marking my patient, general anesthesia is given and incisions are placed around the ears. The muscles at the front of the neck are tightened and, if necessary, extra fat carefully removed with liposuction. The neck skin is redraped and excess skin is removed. Tiny sutures are inserted around the ears to enhance healing and minimize scarring. You will leave the operating room to rest in the recovery area until you are ready to go home. Once home, I’ll ask you to wear a compressive head wrap for a few weeks to minimize swelling and aid in healing.
Our neck lift patients are extremely satisfied with the improvement in their profile and in the sleekness of their rejuvenated neck. Call us at 561-417-0171 or complete our confidential online consultation form. Once I have examined you, I’ll give you my absolute best advice!