Looking your best is about more than just appearances. When you feel good about what you see in the mirror, you have greater self-confidence. When the aging process starts, that reflection begin to change. Fortunately, at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery we can help boost your self-esteem through a great procedure called a neck lift. This procedure is performed in comfort of our office without the need for general anesthesia. Dr. Sadati has developed a unique muscle tightening technique that creates a natural and long lasting results. This ground-breaking technique has been published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and has been presented at many national cosmetic and plastic surgery meetings. People who desire to have a smooth and younger looking neck yet not wish to go under general anesthesia for neck lift choose this specific technique.
The Neck Lift procedure is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in our Newport Beach practice.
A Fresh Take For A Fresh Face
As you age, you might notice the skin around your neck beginning to sag. You might even have excess skin that gives you a double chin. More commonly people complaint that during video chatting with Skype or facetime they can see their neck is hanging down. Our board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Sadati, can help to reverse that aging process. In fact, cosmetic neck surgery is one of the most common requests we get from our Orange County patients. This procedure entails:
- A neck liposuction which removes the excess fat
- A platysmaplasty to tighten the neck muscles
- A cervicoplasty which removes excess skin via hidden incisions behind the ears
The surgery typically takes about one hour. Local anesthesia and light sedation is used to perform the surgery without the need for general anesthesia. Some patients choose to have other cosmetic procedures at the same time, which can increase the procedure time. The recovery is quick and results are long lasting. Most of our patients usually return to work within one week. This neck lift will improve any kind of neck issues: from a neck with minimal laxity, to the heaviest and most difficult neck. Patients of Dr. Sadati describe the positive responses they get from family, friends and co-workers, who tell them constantly that they “look so amazing!” They cannot figure out if they have lost weight, gotten a new haircut or taken a relaxing vacation; all they know is that they see a refreshed and naturally looking younger you! While this technique can help counteract most of your facial sagging, and give you a more rested and youthful appearance, it will not change you. This lift will melt years off your face – making you look the way you did 10 to 15 years ago. The great news is that you will feel and look on the outside just like you have always felt on the inside – younger and more alive!
General Recovery Information after Your Face lift:
Post-operative recovery is quick, and any first day discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Any swelling and/or tenderness around the incision areas usually subside during the first week after the procedure. Swelling can be minimized by icing and keeping the head in a slightly elevated position when sleeping. Patients are advised to avoid the sun as much as possible and to wear sunscreen when going out of doors. Results can be seen immediately following surgery; however, most patients feel they are ready to face the world within 4-7 days. The amount of recovery time varies depending on the person, but most patients report they are back to work within one week’s time and are ready to resume their normal activities.
Before making any decisions about the surgery, you will get the chance to meet with our physician to determine if you are a good candidate. Typically, people who opt for a neck lift are between 40 and 70 years old. However, we understand that there are some patients who are genetically predisposed to having a double chin and may choose to get the surgery earlier.
To ensure you are a good candidate, Dr. Sadati will determine that you are in good physical and mental health. He will discuss your concerns as well as the goals you have for your procedure to make sure you get the results you want.
Find Your Younger You
Our team at Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, located in Newport Beach, is always ready to help you look and feel better. We know cosmetic surgery is a big step for many people, which is why we will work with you to determine if this is the right path. Please contact us at (949) 706-7776 and one of our staff members will help you schedule your complimentary consultation!