A neck lift can beautifully restore a youthful profile, removing excess skin and submental fat while tightening vertical neck bands. In the skilled hands of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hutchinson in NYC, a neck lift can transform your appearance, smoothing away the signs of aging while replenishing your self-confidence.
Neck Lift Procedure Details
A neck lift takes approximately two hours and is performed under general or local anesthesia with sedation on an outpatient basis. Dr. Hutchinson typically performs procedures at her fully AAAASF accredited office based operating room, but she may also choose to perform your surgery in a hospital setting.
The neck lift procedure begins with Dr. Hutchinson making a small, inconspicuous incision directly below the chin and behind the crease of the ears as well. Liposuction is often used as the first part of the operation to remove excess fat from the neck and to produce skin tightening. The neck lift may include a platysmaplasty to tighten the muscles in the neck and produce a better contour and more defined jawline. The skin in the neck is redraped, and excess skin is removed from behind the ears. The incisions are then closed with sutures and surgical clips, and a surgical dressing applied.