Neck Lift Procedure

Toronto Neck Lift

When patients come in for a treatment option that resolves the common signs of aging, we often recommend a Toronto neck lift when applicable. Many patients who choose to undergo a facelift procedure will also want to address excess skin, muscle laxity and signs of aging in the neck area. Many of our clients take great care of their facial skin, but the neck and décolletage can betray a person’s age if the skin is no longer smooth and elastic. Naturally, the bands of muscle under the chin can separate and form a cord-like appearance as a person ages.

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Tighten The Loose Skin

Through a neck lift procedure, we can tighten the loose skin and remove excessive fat tissue to give you a smoother, firmer and more youthful appearance. A neck lift procedure can often be done in conjunction with a facelift. A neck lift performed by Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy at Avenue Plastic Surgery will help treat:

  • Excess fat and loose skin on the neck
  • Heavy jowls
  • Double chin
  • Platysmal bands
  • Sagginess and deep wrinkles of the lower face

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Neck Lift Procedure

How does a neck lift procedure work?

The surgical procedure typically takes around 2-3 hours to complete under general or local anaesthesia with intravenous sedation.

Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy will create two incisions around the ears to lift and trim away loose skin and tissue. An additional incision is made beneath the chin for the remodelling of neck muscles. In some cases, liposuction is used to remove excess fat from this area.

What should I expect after a neck lift procedure?

After completing your procedure, dressings are applied to the treatment area. We may prescribe an elastic garment for support and healing purposes that should be worn for the first few days, post-op. Any discomfort experienced can be managed with the prescription medication that we provide. You can expect to see some swelling and bruising, but these side effects will subside and you can appreciate the healed results of your neck lift within a few weeks.

The recovery time from a neck lift surgery can vary depending on the extent of the surgery. Patients can generally return to their normal routine within just 1-2 weeks.

What are some of the risks associated with a neck lift?

As with facelifts, brow lifts and any other surgical procedure, there will be inherent risks and considerations that accompany a neck lift procedure. Some general but possible adverse events are infection, delayed healing and changes in sensitivity. Further details regarding risks and complications will be reviewed with you during your consultation.

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How Does A Neck Lift Work?

A neck lift procedure will take 2-3 hours. We use a general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with intravenous sedation. With two incisions located around the ears. Neck Lift Surgeons, Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy lift the sagging neck tissue and trim away loose skin. With an additional incision beneath the chin, your plastic surgeon can also access and remodel the neck muscles, which is referred to as Platysmal Plication. This neck tightening strategy reduces a visible sign of aging known as “Turkey neck” for a smooth, youthful neck contour. Another possible technique they may use is liposuction, which can remove excess fat from the neck, permanently.

What Can I Expect After Neck Lift Surgery?

Neck lift recovery time varies between patients as each person’s needs and customised procedure will be different, but expect to take about 7-14 days away from your normal routine. We apply surgical dressings and gauze to the treatment area after surgery, and an elastic garment may be worn for the first few days to help reduce swelling and smooth your new neck contours. Discomfort can be managed effectively using prescription medication. You should plan to wear scarves or high-necked clothing for a week or two as bruising will be evident for at least a few days. Swelling will gradually subside and by roughly 2 weeks post procedure, you can appreciate the results of your neck lift.

Is A Neck Lift Safe?

Like any surgical procedure, Neck Lift in Whitby or Toronto, ON, comes with some risks you should consider. Possible adverse events include infection, poor healing, and changes in sensitivity. We’ll review safety information and risks in detail during your consultation so that you know everything you need to about your procedure and what to expect.

Where Can I Get A Neck Lift In Toronto?

If you want a more youthful neck profile with tighter skin and reduction of wrinkles, lines and sagging, please contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy. The one-on-one consultation provides the best opportunity to ask questions, discuss payment options, and view neck lift before-and-after photos.

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I wanted to share my amazing experience with Dr. Golger, Josie and the rest of his team. From the second I met with Dr Golger, at my initial appointment, I felt very comfortable and confident with my decision to have cosmetic surgery. I was very excited but nervous about my procedure and both Dr Golger and Josie kept me at ease. The same night of my operation Dr Golger called me to see how I was doing. Josie was available any time of day to answer any questions I had. the Saturday night after my surgery I texted Josie with an inquiry and she responded in seconds. Dr Golger booked continuous follow up appointments to see my progress and assured me everything was healing properly. I’m very happy and excited about my results and would refer my friends and family to Dr Golger. Thank you again for everything you have done for me.

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