With age, our skin's elasticity diminishes, leading to wrinkles and sagging. This process can be made worse by sun exposure, smoking, and some medical conditions, accelerating the aging of the neck. These visible signs often lead to self-consciousness and can impact one's overall look. Fortunately, Boston Center for Plastic Surgery provides a variety of neck treatments that can help regain a youthful neck contour at any age, helping you to not only look but also feel your best.

Neck lift surgery

A neck lift is an excellent option for those desiring a substantial change in their neck region. This cosmetic procedure improves skin looseness and muscle tone and removes surplus fat and drooping skin from the lower face. This procedure is excellent for those who have undergone considerable weight loss and are left with loose, less resilient neck skin.

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What is the neck lift procedure?

During this procedure, your surgeon will make discreet incisions hidden beneath the chin and behind the ears. These incisions grant access to the underlying fat and muscle layers. Excess fat is removed using liposuction or direct excision, while sagging skin is tightened and repositioned. The neck muscles (platysmal bands) are also tightened using internal sutures, refining the jawline.

Sutures are then used to close the incisions, followed by dressing application. The result is a smoother, more contoured appearance. At Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, we perform this procedure under local anesthesia or twilight sedation in our private, fully accredited surgical suite. The duration varies from one to three hours, depending on the complexity of the surgery.

What is the recovery time after a neck lift?

After the procedure, expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which typically subside within two weeks. Prescription pain medication may be provided. Patients are advised to limit activity and avoid strenuous exercises, heavy lifting, and rigorous activities for the first two weeks. Wearing a compression garment or chin strap for a few days aids in natural healing and provides comfort. As the healing progresses, the newly contoured neck becomes more apparent.

What are the benefits of a neck lift?

The primary objective is to achieve a youthful, sculpted look by removing excess fat and skin from beneath the chin while tightening neck muscles. Key benefits include:

  • Removal of any excess skin and fat beneath the chin for a sculpted appearance.
  • Tightening of neck muscles, enhancing jawline definition and profile.
  • Reduction of neck wrinkles, creases, and fine lines for smoother skin.
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem.

Are there non-surgical neck lift options?

While surgical neck lifts are the gold standard for neck enhancement, non-surgical options are ideal for those who want to avoid surgery or who are medically ineligible. Non-surgical approaches offer flexibility and a more temporary adjustment.

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MyEllevate Suture Lift

MyEllevate Suture Lift is an excellent non-surgical choice for neck contouring. This innovative treatment uses special threads (sutures) to lift and reposition the skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance. It's a minimally invasive way to tighten neck muscles, define the jawline, and reduce wrinkles. MyEllevate can be a standalone procedure or combined with other treatments like liposuction and mini facelifts for more significant results.

  • The MyEllevate Suture Lift procedure
    Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery use a local anesthetic to ensure a pain-free procedure. After the anesthesia takes effect, tiny punctures guide a lighted needle under the skin. Supportive suspension system sutures are positioned under the skin to address sagging and fullness around the neck and chin. Unlike traditional neck lift surgery, there are no incisions or skin removal, resulting in minimal post-procedure aftercare and recovery. Most patients can resume regular activities in just two days.
  • MyEllevate benefits
    MyEllevate offers immediate and long-term results. The non-absorbable sutures provide long-term support, and the procedure stimulates collagen production, improving skin texture and firmness and ensuring enduring results over time.

Schedule an appointment today

At Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer various cosmetic neck procedures tailored to each patient's needs. Dr. Miller, Dr. Sanan, and Dr. Tandon, customize treatments using liposuction, tissue excision, skin tightening techniques, and injectable fillers to achieve the desired outcome. For more information about neck lift procedures or non-invasive treatments at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, please contact us by phone, or fill out our online Contact Us form. Our offices are conveniently located at 69 Newbury Street in Boston and Brookline Place in Brookline.

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Neck lift surgery in Boston FAQ

Can a neck lift be combined with other procedures?

How much does a neck lift cost?

Am I too young for a neck lift?

Am I a candidate for the MyEllevate Suture Lift?

Is MyEllevate safe?

Can a neck lift be combined with other procedures?

Yes, a neck lift can be performed alone or alongside other procedures like a facelift, dermal fillers, or an eyelid lift. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can create a personalized plan to address your aesthetic concerns.

How much does a neck lift cost?

The cost varies depending on the extent of correction needed. Please schedule a private consultation with Boston Center for Plastic Surgery for a precise cost estimate.

Am I too young for a neck lift?

Neck lifts are performed on patients as young as 35. Neck aging rates vary, and sometimes, the neck and face don't match in terms of aging. If your neck's appearance concerns you, consult with Dr. Miller, Dr. Sanan, Dr. Tandon, or Dr. Doherty to determine if you're a candidate for a neck lift or a less invasive option.

Am I a candidate for the MyEllevate Suture Lift?

MyEllevate is safe and effective for individuals seeking neck contouring. It's suitable for both men and women with concerns like pronounced jowls, excessive submental fullness (double chin), vertical banding (turkey neck), or a lack of definition in the neck and jawline. It offers immediate and long-term results.

Is MyEllevate safe?

Yes, MyEllevate is a safe and effective procedure. It employs ICLED® light-guided technology to ensure precise suture placement, minimizing the risk of complications. Patient safety and satisfaction are top priorities at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery.

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