A necklift consists of removal of localized deposits of fat in the anterior part of the neck - under the chin and the repair of muscle laxity under chin with the excision of sagging skin folds in the anterior part of the neck and/or jaw line.
The procedure is done either in our office under local anesthesia and oral medications, on an outpatient basis under sedation, or under general anesthesia. The procedure requires an incision under the chin and probably around the base of the ears. Fat is suctioned or directly excised, muscles are tightened, and a small amount of skin may be removed - all depending on individual findings.
WHAT TO EXPECT: The patient goes home with chin and neck wrapped in dressings or in an elastic neck sling. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling and bruising disappear over approximately 2 weeks. The final result is evident in 1-3 months.