Is your neck aging you, or are you unhappy with its appearance? If so, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Barnes can perform a neck lift, making you look much younger. To find out more or to schedule an evaluation, call the office of Dr. Thomas Barnes, MD, in Newport Beach, California, today or book an appointment online.
A neck lift is a surgical intervention designed to address visible signs of aging in the neck and jawline. Over time, factors like gravity, genetics, and sun exposure can lead to loose skin, muscle bands, and excess fat deposits, resulting in a less defined neck contour.
A neck lift can work wonders in restoring a more youthful appearance. By tightening the underlying muscles and removing excess skin and fat, a neck lift can:
Dr. Barnes can help determine if you can benefit from a neck lift.
The procedure typically involves the following steps, including:
Dr. Barnes offers awake treatment with Pro-Nox™(laughing gas) as well as twilight sleep treatment to ensure your comfort during the surgery.
Dr. Barnes makes discreet incisions around your ears and possibly under your chin. These incisions allow access to the underlying structures.
If necessary, Dr. Barnes tightens the platysma muscles (responsible for the appearance of neck bands) to create a smoother neck contour.
Excess fat may be removed or sculpted to improve your neck's proportions.
Dr. Barnes repositions and trims excess skin, creating a firmer appearance.
To finalize your procedure, Dr. Barnes carefully closes the incisions using sutures or other closure methods.
While you may notice an immediate improvement after the surgery, understand that some swelling and bruising are common in the days and weeks following the procedure. As these temporary effects subside, you should start to see the full benefits of your neck lift.
The final results become more apparent over the next several months as your tissues fully settle into their new position.
To find out if a neck lift is right for you, call Dr. Thomas Barnes, MD, today to book an appointment or use the online scheduling tool.