In the age of Zoom and FaceTime, we’ve all gotten a lot more familiar with our faces and how we look. While you can’t trust a camera with a bad angle, it’s normal to want to look your best in any scenario.
The neck often exhibits some of the earliest and worst signs of aging, because even though it’s equally exposed, we don’t often think to protect it with sunscreen and skincare products as we do for the face. Be it hanging skin, two vertical bands, called platysma bands or deep horizontal lines, the neck skin often ages faster than the rest of the face. Plus, with the advent of cell phones and computers, we’re all looking down a lot more, leading to more creases and banding.
At Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery we see a lot of patients who are in the market for neck rejuvenation treatments in NYC, whether it’s double chin removal, neck lift alternative full surgical neck lift or full face/neck lift.
Addressing cosmetic concerns with the neck can leave you looking refreshed, rejuvenated, and feeling more confident.
Options for Neck Rejuvenation
If you’re unhappy with the way your neck looks, you may not be sure where to start or what treatments are available. Scheduling a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon can be a great way to get insight into what treatments you may be a candidate for.
You might consider neck rejuvenation if you:
- Have excess fat deposits under your chin or jawline
- Are self-conscious about your neck and general appearance
- Have hanging or sagging skin tissue
- Have vertical bands, called platysma bands down the front of your neck
- Are in good physical health and a nonsmoker
- Have deep creases or banding in the neck
- Have trouble buttoning your shit because of your “turkey wattle”
These are some of our most popular and effective neck rejuvenation treatments offered at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery.
A neck lift is a lesser-known form of plastic surgery, used to improve the neck’s appearance. It is typically combined with a lower facelift. Often, if you rejuvenate the neck and you have big jowls on your lower face, the lower face will look worse once the neck is youthful. However, a neck can be performed alone on younger patients who do not have significant skin laxity.
Some patients are candidates for neck lifts only, depending on their age, skin quality, and goals. Male patients are often candidates for neck lifts alone.
How it works
During a neck lift, excess skin is removed and/or redraped, and the remaining skin is surgically tightened. Fat deposits can also be removed, making the neck look slimmer and improving the contours below your jawline.
Am I a candidate?
Neck lifts are suitable for patients with mild to moderate signs of aging in the neck. You’re the right candidate for a neck lift if you’re self-conscious about your hanging skin tissues, wrinkles, excess fullness, poor jawline definition or other signs of aging.
During your consultation, Dr. Pearlman or Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani will examine your medical history and neck anatomy and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for a neck lift.
There is no typical age for a neck lift. Some patients have full necks that may need treatment in their 30s and can range upwards from there. As patients approach their mid to late 50s, a neck lift is often combined with lifting the jowls in a cheek/neck lift or facelift. Dr. Pearlman or Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani can help determine if you are a good candidate for neck lift alone or would require more comprehensive surgery.
The MyEllevate procedure is an innovative, non-surgical treatment that produces results similar to a neck lift. It’s important to remember that only surgery can produce surgical results, so MyEllevate is ideal for patients who have less severe signs of aging or who aren’t interested in surgery.
How it works
Using a revolutionary light-guided system, MyEllevate uses suture suspension to tighten the neck into a sleek, youthful contour and treat those pesky bands, called platysmal bands in the front of your neck. Dr. Pearlman was one of the first facial plastic surgeons in the New York area to learn the MyEllevate procedure and has been performing it since January 2022.
Am I a candidate?
Not everyone needs, or is ready for, a full neck lift surgery. MyEllevate provides a non-surgical alternative that alleviates common cosmetic problems. The ideal candidate has minimal signs of aging and skin laxity. In some patients, performing MyEllevate early enough in the aging process can stave off the need for another procedure later in life.
Neck and Chin Liposuction
If you’ve found yourself acutely aware of your “double chin,” you may be interested in neck liposuction. Double chins are typically caused by excess submental fat. This can also be performed in conjunction with MyEllevate.
What’s challenging is that the chin and neck area are the most difficult to contour with diet and exercise alone. Furthermore, your genetics may make it even more difficult to lose that excess fat naturally.
How does it work?
Neck liposuction removes excess fat from beneath the chin to reveal a slimmer, more contoured neck and jawline. Once these fat cells are gone, the results are permanent.
Am I a candidate?
It’s important to remember that neck liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, but a surgical body contouring procedure. Suitable candidates should be near their ideal weight and in good health. For the best neck liposuction results, patients should maintain a healthy diet and exercise.
Nécolleté™ is Dr. Pearlman’s highly customizable, breakthrough skin therapy system designed to target sun-damaged or pigmented skin on the chest and cleavage (an area often known as the décolletage).
How does it work?
This non-invasive combination skin therapy uses FDA-approved technologies in an innovative and trademarked method to smooth, brighten, and lighten the skin of the décolleté without the use of surgery or injections. Nécolleté™ is only offered at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery.
During your individualized treatment, our aesthetic nurses may use Ultherapy, IPL Therapy, Micropenning, CO2 laser resurfacing, medical-grade skincare products, or a combination of strategies.
Am I a candidate?
Most patients can be ideal candidates for this treatment if they are struggling with aging skin on the neck and chest. Nécolleté™ is a completely customizable treatment based on your unique goals and skin condition.
Should I consider getting a neck lift or a non-surgical alternative?
Minimally invasive procedures are great for patients who are not ready for the full cost or commitment of a surgical procedure. However, it’s important to remember that it’s not possible to truly replicate surgical results without surgery.
Things to consider when choosing what type of procedure to pursue:
- The cost
- Your availability for recovery and downtime
- The level of results you would like to see
At Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, we prioritize your concept of beauty and work with you to develop a treatment plan that reflects your goals.
What can I expect when I book a consultation?
When you schedule a consultation, you’ll speak with a member of our patient care team before scheduling a surgical consult. You’ll only go through a surgical consult if you decide to pursue a neck lift, neck liposuction, or a MyEllevate procedure.
During a surgical consult, Dr. Pearlman will examine your medical history and neck anatomy and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine if you’re a suitable candidate.
Our patient care team will consider:
- How much lifting do you want or need?
- Do you have banding of the platysma muscle under the neck?
- Which method will give you a refreshed and younger appearance?
At this time, we might recommend any additional or alternative procedures to help you get the look you desire.
Why choose Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery for your neck rejuvenation treatments
Dr. Pearlman is an incredibly talented and renowned Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.
To ensure the most optimal, beautiful, and natural-looking results, he provides conservative procedures that cater specifically to your unique aesthetic concerns. His decades of experience combined with his depth of knowledge as a Facial Plastic Surgeon make him uniquely qualified for facial plastic surgery procedures including neck rejuvenation treatments in NYC.
Rediscover your youth and book your consultation today.
Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery is the premier provider of facial plastic surgery procedures and neck rejuvenation treatments in NYC. To ensure the most optimal, beautiful, and natural-looking results, Dr. Pearlman provides conservative procedures that cater specifically to your unique aesthetic concerns.
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