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Rejuvenate Your Neck

From excess skin to banding and wrinkles, changes to your neck can impact your appearance and how confident you feel about it. At Sykes Facial Plastic Surgery, you can experience a complete rejuvenation of your neck that will help you love the way you look.

Why Choose Dr. Jonathan Sykes?

Dr. Jonathan Sykes proudly performs personalized cosmetic enhancements that transform your appearance to match your dream aesthetic. As a specialist in facial plastic surgery for over three decades, Dr. Sykes educates other plastic surgeons on the best techniques to achieve outstanding results. In his hands, over 20,000 patients have achieved their goal of looking their best through aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries.

With a keen eye for observing his patients' unique mannerisms and facial features, Dr. Sykes prescribes each face individually. His innate and learned talents shine through the natural-looking results he achieves, making him one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the world. Are you ready to start your journey? Plan your neck lift in Beverly Hills today! 

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What Is a Neck Lift?

Also called a rhytidectomy, a neck lift is a surgical procedure that can be used to improve the appearance of the neck. This may involve removing excess skin, fat, or muscle in the neck area. A neck lift can also tighten loose skin and muscles, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.

A neck lift is often performed in combination with other facial procedures, such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or brow lift. Choosing a combined plan can produce more comprehensive results and a balanced look.

Am I a Candidate for a Neck Lift?

The best candidates for neck lift surgery are those in good general health and with loose, saggy skin around the neck. Patients should also have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve.

Dr. Sykes will evaluate your aesthetic goals during your consultation and thoroughly examine your neck. He will also assess your skin elasticity and muscle tone to ensure you qualify for neck lift surgery.

If you are not yet ready for surgery or if your skin laxity is minimal, other options can help improve the appearance of your neck, such as facial injectables, laser treatments, or neck-specific creams and serums, depending on your needs.

What Is the Procedure Like?

Dr. Sykes typically performs a neck lift as an outpatient procedure. Once you are comfortable through anesthetic (local or sedation), he will make small incisions near the hairline, in front of or behind the ear, or under the chin. He can tighten the neck muscles through these incisions and remove any excess tissue. In some cases, he may also use neck liposuction to remove any stubborn pockets of fat.

Finally, he will close the incisions with dissolvable stitches or surgical tape. The entire procedure usually takes about two hours to complete. However, this will vary depending on the extent of work being done and whether you are combining procedures for enhanced results.

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Benefits of a Neck Lift

  • Smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin
  • Reduce and remove wrinkles and banding in the neck
  • Restore confidence in your appearance
  • Combat the signs of aging and restore a youthful look
  • Minimal scarring
  • Shorter recovery periods

The Recovery Process

After neck lift surgery, you can expect some swelling and bruising around the neck. This is normal and will gradually subside over the first few weeks of recovery. To help with discomfort, your surgeon may prescribe medication. It is essential to take these as directed and avoid strenuous activity or lifting during the first few weeks of recovery. Dr. Sykes will monitor your progress and give you the go-ahead when you are ready to resume daily activities.

When Can I See the Results?

Neck lift surgery restores a more youthful appearance to the neck. Most patients see initial results within a week or two of the procedure. However, it can take up to six months for the final results to be visible as the swelling dissipates.

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The Mini Neck Lift

One of Dr. Sykes’ specialties is the mini facelift, a less invasive version of the neck lift that still offers excellent results. The mini neck lift utilizes a shorter skin incision and a smaller field of dissection in the neck. This procedure is appropriate for patients with minimal signs of neck aging between ages 30 and 50 seeking a sharper, more contoured jawline and a smoother, slenderer neck. The mini neck lift is unsuitable if a large amount of fat or skin laxity is present. When a large amount of neck skin redundancy is present, a more traditional neck or lower facelift is necessary.

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Mini Neck Lift Recovery & Results

Mini neck lift recovery is generally shorter and less painful than a full neck lift because incisions are less invasive, and there is less trauma to the delicate tissue. Patients should expect to take 7-10 days away from work or normal activities and to wear a supportive neck garment for the first week after surgery.

Most patients experience a swift recovery, and any initial pain or soreness is easily managed with pain medications. As always, follow your doctor’s post-operative care instructions closely. Keep your head elevated (especially when sleeping) for the first few days after your procedure to reduce swelling and discomfort.

The results from mini neck lifts are usually very satisfactory to patients. As with any cosmetic surgery, success depends on careful, individualized diagnosis, communication between you and your surgeon as to what can be achieved, and the limitations. Plus, a candid explanation of the healing times is essential.

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

With more than one version of the neck lift procedure available, you have options to achieve your desired look. During your consultation, you’ll experience a well-rounded process in which Dr. Sykes carefully assesses your aesthetic wishes while communicating the best way to achieve your goals. If you’re ready to take the next step on your aesthetic journey, call our office today or use our online form to schedule your consultation for a neck lift in Beverly Hills with Dr. Jonathan Sykes.

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