Whether it’s through genetics, aging, or weight gain, some of us develop necks that leave us feeling insecure and unattractive. People with loose, excessive skin under the chin complain of feeling self-conscious and come to Dr. Houser and Dr. Kraft at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus for a more sleek and defined appearance at the neck and jawline.
Fortunately, the neck lift is a relatively simple and effective procedure. After careful consultation and examination, Dr. Houser or Dr. Kraft will determine which of a variety of approaches to pursue in order to meet a patient’s expectations. For some individuals, liposuction is ideal to remove excess fatty deposits. For others, the best results are achieved by simply removing excess tissue and skin and carefully repositioning the muscles underneath. Dr. Houser and Dr. Kraft always enjoy the challenge of reaching the variety of goals patients bring to them.
It’s important for patients to understand when a facelift is the better procedure or when it should be combined with a neck lift. For a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation, many patients choose a combination of neck lift and facelift. This is perfect for patients who seek to not only lift the jowls but who want to eliminate neck bands too. Ask Dr. Houser or Dr. Kraft about the use of non-surgical injectables, like Kybella®, to enhance the effects of a neck lift or to consider as an alternative to surgery.
The neck lift is performed on-site in Dr. Houser and Dr. Kraft’s accredited surgical suite, in the same convenient location of all your prior appointments. Depending on the individual, two incisions will be made behind the ears, or work will be done through one incision under the chin. In each case, the incisions will be small and will likely heal into thin, flat, discreet scars. Most procedures are performed under twilight sedation, which allows for faster, less painful recovery and less postoperative nausea and vomiting. Everyone’s recovery time is unique, but most patients recover from a neck lift in about two weeks; similar to the facelift, the full effects of the surgery will be visible about 1-2 months later.
Call Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus today and schedule your consultation. We look forward to explaining the excellent options for obtaining the sleek, toned neck and jawline you’ve always wanted!
“Dr. Houser will make you feel comfortable at your first meeting. He’s pleasant, kind, patient, informative, and very professional. He’s very knowledgeable, interested in the most current processes but is sincerely interested in doing what is best for you, not necessarily the latest trend or technique.”