When many people think of facial rejuvenation, they tend to focus on frequently talked about procedures such as nose surgery, facelift or eyelid lift. While those treatments can dramatically enhance a person’s appearance, they don’t treat the area below the chin, which often exhibits signs of aging that are just as visible. Neck lift surgery targets loose, wrinkled and sagging skin on the neck to accomplish a complete rejuvenation.

Facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph Berardi, is pleased to offer this treatment to plastic surgery patients, helping them look their best and keep their true age a secret. Read below to learn more about what neck lift surgery in Scottsdale can do for you.

About the Neck Lift Procedure

Neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Your treatment time will vary based on the extent of changes being made as well if any other procedures are being performed at the same time.

After administering anesthesia, Dr. Berardi will make an incision inconspicuously under the chin. He will then lift the skin of the neck to expose the underlying the anatomy. Sutures will then be placed in order to tighten the loose muscles. This will achieve a well-defined neck line. Dr. Berardi may also use liposuction to eliminate fat deposits on the neck. Once this is complete, the incision is sutured closed.

Recovering from Neck Lift Surgery

You should expect to experience bruising, swelling and minor discomfort in the days after your neck lift surgery. Dr. Berardi will provide you with pain medications to ensure a safe and comfortable healing process. You may be placed in a surgical garment to maintain your neck contour while healing. You should keep your head and neck in a neutral position and elevated as much as possible. You will need rest during the days following surgery.

Most neck lift patients are able to return to work within 10 days, though more strenuous activities and exercises should be avoided for at least three weeks after surgery. Dr. Berardi will closely monitor your recovery and will provide complete post-operative instructions. While some results from surgery are immediately evident, you can expect the final results to take form in a few months.

Neck Lift Candidates

Neck lift surgery is a procedure which targets skin and tissues of the neck that are exhibiting signs of aging. If weight fluctuations, aging or sun damage have caused wrinkles or sagging, excess skin on your neck, this procedure may be appropriate for you. Neck lift is typically performed on patients 40 years old or older, although it can be performed on any patient over the age of 18.

During a pre-surgery consultation, Dr. Berardi will evaluate your skin and your overall health and cosmetic goals to determine if you may be a good candidate for neck lift in Scottsdale. He may also make recommendations for treatments to be performed simultaneously, such as a mid facelift, dermal fillers or brow lift. It is important that you have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of surgery — understanding that although the procedure can reverse the signs of aging, it cannot stop the aging process altogether.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Neck lift surgery can help you eliminate signs of aging and sagging skin on the neck, revealing a more youthful lower facial appearance. Over the years, Dr. Berardi has helped many neck lift patients accomplish their cosmetic goals by using advanced surgical techniques and technologies.

To learn more about the treatment he offers, contact Berardi Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery online with our easy form or give us a call at 480-397-0711 to schedule a consultation today. Dr. Berardi can go over all of the procedures he performs, including facial plastic surgery, body contouring,  abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and breast implant surgery in Scottsdale.

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