5 Things to Know If You’re Thinking about Neck Lift in Portland

Posted on May 1, 2019 by: Dr. Ronald DeMars

Neck lift in Portland: What to know

One of the most common complaints Portland plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald DeMars hears from aging patients is loose neck skin under the chin. The effects of this cosmetic problem are far reaching as it not only hides the jawline, it can also throw off facial harmony. If you are bothered by the appearance of a “turkey wattle” or an undefined lower facial region caused by excess, hanging neck skin, neck lift can be an excellent solution. By trimming loose skin and tightening and sculpting the remaining skin and tissue, neck lift can transform your neck line and entire facial appearance.

Read on as Dr. DeMars shares the top things you need to know if you are thinking about neck lift.

Neck Lift Alone Does Not Remove Fat

Neck lift is designed to remove excess, loose skin and tissue on the neck and under the chin, and tighten the remaining skin and tissue for a tighter and rejuvenated appearance. If you are bothered by submental fat, commonly referred to as a “double chin,” neck liposuction is a better option. Neck lift and liposuction can be performed simultaneously to achieve a slimmer and more sculpted neck and jawline.

Neck Lift Can Be Combined with Other Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures

When appropriate, neck lift can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures. It is commonly performed with facelift, which addresses various aging signs on the middle and lower facial areas, including the creases and lines underneath the lower eyelids, sunken cheeks, jowls and lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Combining plastic surgery procedures offers a number of benefits to suitable candidates, including the most obvious: more dramatic results.

Neck Lift Scarring Is Concealed

Like any surgical procedure, neck lift leaves scarring. Dr. DeMars typically places the incision for neck lift behind the ears and, if possible, within natural creases to conceal scarring. Additional incisions may be made depending on the degree of correction needed and if other facial procedures are being performed. Dr. DeMars is very meticulous in his approach; he is careful to avoid excessive pulling or tightening of the skin, which can put unnecessary tension on the incisions and affect scar healing.

Neck Lift Results Can be Long-Lasting

When performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, the results of neck lift can last for many years. That being said, the neck continues to age after neck lift surgery, so good skin care is key to prolonging results. Healthy lifestyle habits, including not smoking, eating healthily and exercising regularly also go a long way to maintaining your neck lift results.

The Cost of Neck Lift Varies

The exact cost of neck lift depends on various factors, including the extent of surgery and whether other procedures are performed in conjunction with neck lift. Dr. DeMars and his team can provide you with an accurate cost estimate during a personal consultation.

To learn more about neck lift, please schedule a personal consultation with Dr. DeMars. Contact his Portland practice to speak to a member of our team today.