A BEAUTIFUL CONTOURED NECK
Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, our necks can have disproportionate, stubborn, localized fat deposits. This problem is common and exists for several reasons, genetics being the biggest culprit.
When we are born, we are genetically predisposed to collecting more fat in some parts of our bodies than others. This is why we are all shaped differently. Additionally, a non-prominent jawline or chin seemingly makes it so that fat can naturally accumulate, since there is less area to cover. This can be frustrating for many individuals since it’s the first place we notice fat to settle when even a small amount of weight is gained.
Options exist to treat these conditions with varying levels of effectiveness and cost. The most effective options we offer are: Surgical Neck Lift with Muscle Repair, Ellevate Jaw Contouring, Neck Liposuction, CoolSculpting and Kybella Injections. The treatments our Center performs in Indianapolis, Indiana and Santa Rosa, California are chosen after extensive research and analysis of safety, effectiveness, new techniques, and cost.
SAFE, EFFECTIVE, & NATURAL NECK LIFT RESULTS
Surgical contouring or liposculpting slims and reshapes specific problem areas by removing excess fat deposits. Our practice offers the safest and most effective methods for surgical liposculpting called Tumescent Ultra Sound Laser Assisted Liposculpting. Dr. Chernoff has safely and effectively performed thousands of face and body contouring procedures. He uses a combination of endoscopic and advanced surgical techniques to promote rapid healing and recovery. Dr. Chernoff’s main goal is to provide patients with natural results and no sign of a cosmetic procedure after a neck lift in Indianapolis, Indiana or Santa Rosa, California.
THE NECK LIFT & NECK CONTOURING PROCEDURES
Neck contouring alone is best suited for people who have extra neck fat and either 1) neck skin that is not loose or 2) neck skin that is loose but not hanging. The procedure safely removes excess fat and provides some tightening of the neck skin.
If patients have extra neck fat and hanging skin, then Dr. Chernoff will perform a Neck Lift to remove the excess skin and provide a smooth, contoured look. A Neck Lift may or may not require muscle repair or tightening of the platysma muscle, which is the long structure that runs vertically against the front of the neck. During your consultation, Dr. Chernoff will examine your muscle and tissue structure and provide his recommendations for a Neck Lift.
Neck contouring alone (without a Neck Lift) can be performed as an outpatient procedure in 1-2 hours using sedation anesthesia. Dr. Chernoff begins by injecting your neck with tumescent fluid, which is a combination of saline, local anesthetic (similar to novocaine), and epinephrine, which helps constrict blood vessels, reduce bleeding, and prevent bruising. Tumescent fluid is not injected until you are asleep so that you will not feel the injections.
Most patients are pleasantly surprised by what little pain they experience during recovery. When you wake up from surgery, you will have a compression garment around your neck and jaw area. This promotes optimal healing and recovery.
RECOVERING AFTER NECK LIFT SURGERY
We are all different, and our bodies react and respond differently to surgery. Immediately after plastic surgery, your neck and jaw area could feel puffy. You could have some bruising and swelling for a few days. Cold compresses can help minimize the swelling and reduce pain. Taking arnica prior to the procedure can help, and your preoperative nurse will explain Dr. Chernoff’s recommendations.
The first couple days after neck lift surgery you will need to take it easy doing small tasks for short periods of time. Pain is relatively minimal, and most of our patients return to work in 1-5 days, depending more upon bruising than on discomfort. After the plastic surgery procedure, you will wear a compression garment around your neck and head for several days, or longer based on the amount of fat removed. You will have a few tiny incisions that heal inconspicuously. It may be a couple weeks before you can return to strenuous activities like running or lifting heavy weights.
Interested in neck lift surgery in Indianapolis or Santa Rosa? Please contact our Indianapolis plastic surgery office or Santa Rosa plastic surgery office. We would love to help!