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Welcome to Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery for neck lifts in NYC on Park Avenue.
A neck lift is a lesser-known form of plastic surgery used to improve the neck’s appearance, often as an integral part of a facelift. Neck lift surgery, also called a lower rhytidectomy, is a procedure that surgically tightens your neck, removes excess skin tissues, reduces fat deposits, and eliminates neck banding. This will rejuvenate your face below the jawline.
Turning Back Time With a Neck Lift
Most people don’t place enough attention on the neck region, but a successful neck lift provides dramatic results that make you appear significantly younger.
After all, the neck region often exhibits some of the earliest and worst signs of aging, including skin creases and a banded appearance. Dr. Pearlman performs neck lifts in NYC, helping take several years off your appearance, restoring your youthful appearance without obvious signs of having work done. This procedure is popular with men who want to improve their lax neck skin but are not concerned about other facial aging changes.
Neck lifts are also suitable for people with wobbly skin tissues (turkey wattle) or a double-chin. The neck lift procedure removes excess fat and skin tissues, thus making your neck appear slimmer. However, a neck lift isn’t a single procedure suitable for everyone. A neck lift can significantly improve neck contour but does not address jowls or a sagging mid-face or cheeks. Dr. Pearlman carefully examines your neck to determine the correct neck lift surgery style necessary to address your specific concerns.
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Suitable Candidates for Neck Lift Surgery
Neck lifts are suitable for patients with moderate or severe 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, or aging neck. Dr. Pearlman 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.
Generally speaking, you should consider a neck lift if you:
Have excess fat deposits under your chin or jawline, leading to a double chin or “Turkey neck”
Have hanging or sagging skin tissues
Have deep creases or banding in your neck
Have trouble buttoning up your shirt because of your turkey wattle, i.e., the loose folds of skin hanging from your neck
Are self-conscious about your neck and general appearance
Are in good physical and mental health
Don’t have underlying medical conditions or allergies that may cause complications
Are a nonsmoker, or are willing to stop smoking before and after the surgery
Why choose Dr. Pearlman?
Dr. Pearlman is considered one of the best double board-certified facial plastic surgeons in NYC. He has an exceptional educational background and track record, having served as President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and as the Founding President of the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society.
Dr. Pearlman aims to produce natural-looking cosmetic results that adhere to the patient’s specific conception of beauty. As such, he patiently discusses your aesthetic goals and designs a treatment plan for your specific needs and lifestyle.
During your consultation for a neck lift at our New York office, the goal is absolute understanding between surgeon and patient.
Dr. Pearlman will thoroughly assess your specific aesthetic needs.
How much lifting do you need?
Do you have banding of the platysma muscle under the neck?
Which method will give you a refreshed and younger appearance?
He analyzes the entire neck with rejuvenation as the goal, and natural-looking results as the promise.
Whether your neck lift removes excess, fat, reduces banding, tightens loose skin, or all three, your neck lift before and after results will look elegant and natural.
Neck Lift Options & Processes
How it Works
Direct Neck Lift
Neck Lift Recovery
During a direct neck lift, Dr. Pearlman places the incision under your chin, so the incision scars are well-concealed. After making the incision, he lifts the skin to expose the underlying fat deposits.
Dr. Pearlman removes the fat deposits directly or through liposuction, and then tightens the underlying platysma muscle. After tightening the muscles and removing the fat deposits, he trims away large skin folds. Consequently, you’re left with streamlined neck contours without excess fat deposits or hanging skin tissues.
Platysmaplasty focuses primarily on tightening and reconstructing the platysma muscles under the neck’s skin tissues. Dr. Pearlman places a tiny incision under the chin, removes the excess fat deposits, and then sutures the loosened platysma muscles into a single strengthened muscle.
This is often called a “Corset-plastysmaplasty.” The tightened platysma muscles prevent neckband formation, streamlining your neck contours. Platysmaplasty is suitable for patients with moderate signs of aging without excessively sagging skin tissues of the neck.
Cervicoplasty focuses primarily on removing excess and sagging skin tissues under the chin and neck. Dr. Pearlman places a well-concealed incision and extracts the excess fat deposits via a suction probe.
He leaves the underlying platysma muscles intact. After extracting the fat deposits, Dr. Pearlman trims and tightens the skin tissue to produce a smooth and taut appearance. Patients with excessive muscle laxity will need a direct neck lift instead of a cervicoplasty.
You can return home a few hours after the procedure, though you’ll need someone to drive you. Dr. Pearlman will advise you to stay indoors and avoid activities for a few days, and he’ll provide a set of detailed and thorough recovery guidelines.
You will need to plan for time to recover, which varies by individual and the type of neck lift. You will need to plan to rest for a week or two before resuming normal activities. Gradually, the redness, bruising, and swelling will fade. The most challenging part of recovery is during the first week, due to the swelling and bruising. During this phase, you will have prescription pain medication to help keep you comfortable.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to heal after my neck lift in NYC?
Most patients can return to work between 1 to 2 weeks after a neck lift. Full healing takes up to 6 months, but is not noticeable after about 2 weeks.
What are the options for incisions?
For neck lift incision options, it depends on your needs. If all you need is liposuction of excess fat under the neck, there is a small incision less than ¼” or 3mm under the chin and behind each earlobe. For more complex suturing of the neck muscle, the incision is closer to 1 to 1½ inches under the chin and another around the base of the earlobe on the back of the ear.
What is the best age range for a neck lift?
There is a large age range 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.
What will neck lift surgery scars be like?
Neck lift surgery scars are minimal. Unless someone looks closely under your chin, it’s not noticeable. In fact, many people have scars under their chins from falling as a child. The other incision is at the junction of the earlobe with the face, so it blends in well and is inconspicuous.
Will there be a scar?
There will be barely visible scarring from neck and chin liposuction in NYC at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery.
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Persistent in the Pursuit of Perfection
For decades, Dr. Pearlman has been persistent in his search for perfection as a top facial surgeon in New York. He brings evolution, experience, expertise, and uniqueness to his patients in our Park Avenue office. The goal of Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery is to help patients to actualize their ideal self-image for the highest level of personal authenticity and attractiveness possible. Dr. Pearlman couples an attentive bedside manner and genuine concern for his patients’ welfare to deliver the best neck lift results.
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Further Your Results
Dr. Pearlman’s neck lift procedure is most often combined with a facelift to create a balanced, cohesive look to the face. There are a variety of other facial cosmetic procedures to further enhance your results, including: