Dr. Constantino Mendieta Offers Neck Lift Procedures
Dr. Mendieta’s extensive training in facial analysis under world leaders in facial rejuvenation makes him one of a very few surgeons to incorporate traditional approaches with unique techniques to accentuate your most beautiful features.
A neck lift does not stop the clock. It simply “resets” it. How long a neck lifts depends on many factors including the inherent characteristics of your tissues. Many areas of the neck are improved: sagging, loose tissues, deep folds of loose skin or loose skin causing loss of definition and hanging.
Often a neck lift is combined with a brow lift or an eye lift. The goal of eyelid surgery is to produce a significant improvement in eyelid appearance with the utmost safety. The brow can be lifted resulting in a more youthful awake look, while at the same time removing the forehead and frown wrinkles rejuvenating the entire forehead.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure which addresses the visible signs of aging and sagging skin due to weight loss in jawline and neck. This procedure involves removing sagging skin and fat deposits from the neck area, tightens underlying muscles, and enhances the contour of the jawline.
Where are the incisions made for Neck Lift?
Well hidden incisions for a Neck Lift are usually made under the chin and behind the ears.
Who is a candidate for a Neck Lift?
Those with realistic expectations, are in good health, and are non-smokers. Also a good candidate may be someone suffering from wrinkles, creases, sagging or less defined jawline, double chin, and sagging neck skin. An experienced surgeon will be able to tell you if you qualify as a candidate.
Can a Neck Lift be combined with other procedures?
You can combine a neck lift with other procedures. A lot of patients combine this procedure with a facelift, neck liposuction, rhinoplasty, or chin augmentation.
Neck Lift FAQs
How much does a Neck Lift cost?
The cost of a neck lift can range from $4,000 to $10,000 with an average cost of $4,500. Cost varies with geographical location, the expertise of the surgeon, and the extent of the surgery.
What is the recovery time?
It can take 2 to 4 weeks for recovery, and most patients can return back to work in 2 weeks. It is recommended that you do not work out or do any heavy lifting in the first week. Bruising and swelling should diminish after 2 weeks.
How long does a Neck Lift procedure take?
A neck lift surgery typically takes 2-3 hours.
How long does a Neck Lift last?
Age is truly the determining factor. A neck lift can last between 5 to 10 years, which can also depend on your skin type and the kind of procedure performed,
What are the risks involved with a Neck Lift?
As with any surgical procedure risks include infection, bleeding, bruising, swelling, adverse reaction to anesthesia, skin discoloration, numbness, scarring, nerve injury, poor wound healing, facial asymmetry, and unsatisfied results.
What should I do or take leading up to a Neck Lift procedure?
Avoid taking any aspirins or anti-inflammatory medications or herbal supplements. You should stop smoking at least 6 weeks prior to surgery, and stay hydrated. Make certain you have someone to drive you home and stay with you at least the first night after surgery.
What type of Anesthesia is used for a Neck Lift?
A neck lift can be performed under local or general anesthesia. The type of anesthesia used is dependent on several factors including the type of neck lift performed, length of time required for the surgery, the patience preference and their health.
If I'm visiting from out-of-town, how long should I remain after surgery before departing?
You should remain at least 2 weeks after surgery and follow-up with your surgeon before departing.
Is there much pain with a Neck Lift?
For the most, the pain associated with a neck lift is very tolerable. Of course tolerance to pain is different for everyone so some may have little to no pain while others may feel significant discomfort. Pain medication will be prescribed to assist if needed.
When can I begin exercising after the surgery?
Avoid cardio activities for the first 2 weeks and heavy lifting or bending for at least the firs 3 to 4 weeks.
At what age can a Neck Lift be performed?
Age is not the primary factor rather whether you have significant facial aging. Genetics and lifestyle have are other factors that influence aging. For most people facial aging become noticeable in the late 30’s and progress from there. People generally perform the procedure in their 40’s when they are typically healthier and able to take advantage of its results for years.
When will I be able to see the results?
Improved results happens over time, and therefore expect to see full results within 6 months.