When we tend to think of facial plastic surgery, our first thought is maybe not about the neck, after all, our face is more visible. However, in most cases a neck lift ends up being an integral part of a complete face lift, especially when it comes to an extended deep plane facelift procedure. The SMAS muscle system is intricately connected between the lower face and the neck.
Sometimes patients are looking for a more contoured neck or jawline, but aren’t necessarily in the market for a full facelift yet. At Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, we offer multiple surgical and non-surgical procedures that can solve this issue. We are particularly proud to offer MyEllevate® as a minimally invasive procedure that provides a great alternative to a traditional neck lift near you in NYC.
Am I a candidate for a neck lift?
Most people don’t pay enough attention to their neck region despite the fact that it often shows some of the earliest and worst signs of aging.
Generally speaking, you should consider a neck procedure if you:
- Are self-conscious about your neck and its appearance
- Experience issues with hanging or sagging skin
- Have excess fat under your jaw or chin
- Have deep creases or banding in the front of your neck
- Are in good physical and mental health
For patients who aren’t ready to commit to a full surgical neck lift procedure, we do offer minimally invasive and noninvasive options for neck cosmetic treatments as well.
Don’t neglect your neck!
Think about it: your neck tends to get the same amount of sun exposure that the face does. Plus, your neck also develops creases from repeated muscle movement and can have loose skin following weight changes.
The skin all over your body experiences the same types of changes as your body ages. Your body produces less collagen as you get older causing your skin to lose elasticity and start to sag. This change is particularly noticeable on the face and neck.
These days, we have the added upsides and downsides of technology, key word being down. All the time we spend looking down at our phones and taking Zoom calls on our computers can cause the neck to develop lines and platysmal bands, known as “tech neck.”
Most people don’t pay attention to the neck region, but cosmetic work for the neck can make you appear dramatically younger.
What’s the difference between a neck lift and a facelift?
Not every patient who receives a neck lift will need a facelift. The two areas of the body are very connected however, and what type of procedure will be dependent on a patient’s individual goals.
Popular Neck Lift Plastic Surgery Procedures
We offer a variety of different cosmetic procedures for the neck at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery. It’s our goal to always provide the right procedure for your unique aesthetic goals as the patient. Whether you’re ready to dive in for a full neck lift or are looking for an alternative to a neck lift near you in NYC, we’ve got an option for you.
Of course, we offer the traditional neck lift. This surgery tightens the neck by removing excess skin, fat, and decreasing the appearance of neck bands. Neck lift is also often combined with chin augmentation in younger patients. Frequently excess fat under the chin and a receding chin are found together.
For patients who have a pronounced “double chin” or excess fat in the neck area, neck liposuction is the ideal procedure. It can even be combined with a neck lift, as the skin is often loose after removing excess fat.
If you’re looking for a nonsurgical neck lift near NYC, Nécolleté™ is Dr. Pearlman’s exclusive, highly customizable procedure. It uses a variety of techniques to help revitalize the neck and decollete area by treating sun damage, wrinkles, and pigmentation issues.
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A new, innovative neck lifting procedure, MyEllevate uses suture suspension to lift the neck into a more streamlined silhouette. It’s been called the “Zoom Lift” because it specifically targets the neck bands and skin laxity you see when you’re looking down on a video call.
MyEllevate is an alternative to a neck lift near you in NYC
Dr. Pearlman was one of the first facial plastic surgeons in NYC to learn the MyEllevate procedure and has been performing it since January 2022. There are many benefits to the MyEllevate technique.
MyEllevate is a step up from noninvasive procedures like Nécolleté™, but doesn’t require the same level of commitment as a full neck lift. The neck is lifted using suture suspension and is completed using only a few small incisions under local anesthesia.
A neck lift usually takes about 2 hours to complete, with MyEllevate patients can expect to be done in about 60 minutes. That’s half the time!
Compared to a traditional neck lift procedure, MyElleveate requires less downtime. Most patients are back to normal activities in 3 to 5 days.
Long Lasting results
Not only do you get to enjoy your results sooner because of the shorter downtime, patients are seeing results from MyEllevate® last as long as 3 years!
Like most cosmetic procedures, MyEllevate can be combined with other treatments and procedures to provide optimal results. It pairs especially well with FaceTite for improving the jawline and jowls and neck liposuction for patients with full necks.
Is MyEllevate the same as a thread lift?
While MyEllevate does use sutures to lift the muscles and skin, it is not the same as receiving PDO threads. The sutures used for MyEllevate will last indefinitely, whereas PDO threads dissolve on their own after about 6 to 8 months.
What’s the process for getting a neck lift near me in NYC (or a similar procedure)?
Our goal at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery is to establish complete understanding between patient and surgeon or aesthetic provider. Cosmetic work is personal and it’s important that you and your doctor are on the same page to produce the best outcomes.
We always start with a consultation because it’s the foundation of the patient and provider relationship. During your consultation for neck lift at our Manhattan office, we can take the time to get to know your medical history, your desired results, and answer any questions you have about your procedure.
This also when we make recommendations for which treatments or procedures will be most beneficial in helping you reach your aesthetic goals.
We will consider:
- How much lifting do you need?
- Do you have banding of the platysma muscle under the neck?
- Is there excess fat present?
- Which method will give you a refreshed, younger appearance?
Of course, the treatment stage will look different for each patient depending on their individual treatment plan and procedure. Before beginning, Dr. Pearlman will mark your skin to help guide the process before making any incisions.
Dr. Pearlman is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, with one of his certifications being in head and neck surgery. He is deeply familiar with the structures of the face and neck, providing incredible, natural results for years utilizing the most sophisticated surgical techniques.
Whether you receive MyEllevate or a traditional neck lift, Dr. Pearlman will provide detailed recovery instructions after your procedure. Following these instructions ensures a safe and smooth recovery, which helps you to enjoy your results sooner.
You’ll need to build time into your schedule for recovery. For MyEllevate, you can expect to need about 3 to 5 days. A traditional neck lift can require about 2 weeks of recovery.
Are you considering a neck lift near you in NYC? Contact Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery!
For decades, Dr. Pearlman has been persistent in his search for perfection as a top facial surgeon in New York. The goal of Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery is to help patients actualize their ideal self-image for the highest level of personal authenticity and attractiveness possible.
When it comes down to it, it’s about what you think is beautiful. During your consultation Dr. Pearlman aims to produce natural-looking cosmetic results that adhere to your specific concept of beauty.
Reach out and schedule a consultation if you’re ready to start the conversation about neck rejuvenation. Whether you’re considering a neck lift near NYC or MyEllevate® or another procedure, we’re happy to help figure out a treatment plan that meets your personal goals.
Interested in exploring our other cosmetic and aesthetic offerings? You can always use our procedure match tool. Simply self-select your areas of concern, type in your email, and you’ll receive custom treatment recommendations right to your inbox.