Neck Lift Introduction

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that can restore the appearance of a saggy and wrinkled neck. 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. We often recommend that these patients combine their facelift with a neck lift for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. 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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What is a Neck Lift?

The actual name of the surgery is Platysmaplasty, but it’s commonly referred to as a “neck lift” as it removes skin and tightens the neck area, providing a beautifully defied neck and chin region. Below, we’ve included information on the procedures, FAQs, and before and after photos. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation.

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How does a neck lift procedure work?

What can a Neck Lift Treat?

Through the procedure, we can tighten the loose skin and remove excess 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

Who are the Best Candidates for a Neck Lift?

To better understand if you’re a good candidate for our Toronto neck lift, we’ve provided criteria that most of our patients can meet or are experiencing:

  • Candidates of this procedure should be in good overall health
  • Candidates should not smoke cigarettes.
  • We request that our patients are psychologically stable
  • Most candidates experience fat or loose skin around the neck area
  • Many neck lift candidates have a double chin
  • Candidates have muscle laxity under their chin
  • Candidates should have realistic expectations

What are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?

This procedure can be very exciting for a patient, as it can make a big difference in their overall appearance. Below, we’ve included some of the advantages that we’ve seen firsthand in our patients:

  • The procedure will create a slimmer neck and lower face
  • The operation will make you look more youthful and refined
  • Eliminate a double chin
  • Obtain a slim and tighter chin region
  • The procedure will give you a more defined jawline

What’s the First Step?

The first step is to get in touch so we can find out if this is the best procedure for you. By giving us a phone call or filling out a contact form, our compassionate team of experts will schedule a consultation for you to meet one-on-one with Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy. During your appointment, you’ll be able to express your areas of concern and ask questions. The surgeons will provide a thorough assessment of your face and neck area and provide their recommendations.

If both you and the surgeons agree that our Toronto neck lift is the best procedure for you, surgery will be booked, and we’ll provide you with pre and postoperative instructions. You should follow these instructions as closely as possible, as they’ll help lead to optimal results.

Tip: Be as open and honest about your aesthetic goals as possible. Great communication with your surgeon always leads to the best results.

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How is a Neck Lift Performed?

A neck lift procedure will take 2-3 hours to perform. We use a general anesthetic or local anesthetic with intravenous sedation. With two incisions located around the ears. Toronto 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.

Neck Lift Recovery?

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.

How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost in Toronto?

The cost of your neck lift in Toronto can vary based on several different factors like the techniques used and whether or not your neck lift is combined with a facelift. During your consultation at Avenue Plastic Surgery, our team can address any question you may have about the cost of your neck lift and the payment options available to you. We do offer financing to help make the payment process more manageable for our patients.

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Our Toronto neck lift patients feel that the surgery greatly benefits their lives, providing a renewed sense of self-confidence. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure or have any questions, please contact us today. We look forward to becoming part of your journey to achieving the best version of yourself.

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I’m very happy and excited about my results

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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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A Quote From Toronto Plastic Surgeon Dr. Alexander Golger

“The goals of neck lift is to achieve a more defined neck and chin area and reduce extra skin. We love performing this surgery, as it gives our patients a heightened sense of self confidence.”- Dr. Alexander Golger

Neck Lift Surgery FAQs

Your Questions Answered

Is a Neck Lift Right for Me?

  • In general, good candidates for a this procedure should have loose neck skin, pockets of excess neck fat, and other visible signs of aging around their neck. Patients should be in good overall health and should have realistic expectations regarding the kind of results that are possible through surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy, they will ask you why you are interested in neck lift surgery and what specific issues you are looking to address to help determine if you are a good candidate for a neck lift in Toronto.

What Can I Expect After Neck Lift Surgery?

  • The 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 know about your procedure and what to expect.

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 this procedure. Some general but possible adverse events are infections, delayed healing, and changes in sensitivity. Further details regarding risks and complications will be reviewed with you during your consultation.

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 our before-and-after photos.

Why Choose Avenue Plastic Surgery?

  • Both Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy are proud members of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Golger is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Both surgeons are extensively trained in the face, breasts, and body, having performed hundreds if not thousands of procedures over their esteem careers. The surgeons pride themselves on their bedside manner and ability to communicate with patients. At Avenue Plastic Surgery, we place patient saftey and comfort as our top priorities.
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