It can be quite surprising how much skin laxity and wrinkles of the neck and jawline can age you despite the more youthful appearance of your face. Many people don’t think about their neck in terms of aging, but gravity shifts skin and tissues downward, making the neck look older than the face. Dr. Adam Stein is double board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, so there is no one better in the Raleigh area to perform a neck lift for patients whose neck appearance is a mismatch with their face.

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How Does a Neck Lift?

Time and age take their toll on the firmness of the skin of your neck, and as it loosens, the underlying tissues, fat pads, and muscles can weaken and droop with gravity. This creates a melted appearance to the jawline, jowls, and that “crepey” appearance of the neck’s skin. The platysma muscles of the neck also weaken and begin to protrude, appearing as bands that run from the base of the neck up to the hinge of the jaw.

The aim of the neck lift is to anchor the underlying muscle layer where it flows into the lower face, reposition migrated tissues, remove fatty deposits, and tighten the skin by removing excess as the incisions are closed. Often, the neck lift is performed in conjunction with the facelift, so jawline and lower face sculpting can often improve the appearance of the neck in terms of skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. Dr. Stein has performed facelifts and neck lifts on thousands of patients in the 20+ years of his career, using his expertise and meticulous eye for detail to achieve natural, beautiful, yet stunning results.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Many of the patients who undergo a neck lift have developed concerning skin laxity in the neck area that results in the dreaded “turkey neck” appearance of the skin. They also display muscle banding to indicate weakness of the platysma muscles, and overall, their age is betrayed by the neck’s look more so than their face. This creates insecurities around the appearance, which can diminish confidence and self-esteem.

If you’re finding your eye drawn more to your neck than your face in the mirror, and not for good reasons, you may be a candidate for a neck lift. Patients who are most satisfied with their results are those who are in general good health and have realistic expectations for what a neck lift can achieve. Because healing is impaired by smoking, Dr. Stein will ask any smokers to quit a few weeks before the procedure is performed, and to continue refraining from smoking for several weeks after.

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What is the Treatment Like?

Dr. Stein will perform your neck lift in the peaceful comfort of our state-of-the-art accredited surgical facility on an outpatient basis. During your procedure, Dr. Stein will place the incisions for your neck lift in unobtrusive locations to minimize scarring, and he’ll remodel the tissues of your neck, remove excess fat, anchor your platysma muscles, and remove excess skin. You’ll awaken with bandages and given thorough aftercare instructions for your recovery.

What Results Can I Expect?

Within 1-2 weeks, your neck’s new shapely appearance will begin to emerge as swelling subsides. Your skin will be tighter and smoother, and your muscle bands will be gone. No more crepey texture or wrinkles, and your jawline will be much improved and youthful. Your results with Stein Plastic Surgery will have you holding your head high for years to come.

I was referred to Dr Stine by an anesthetist and I’m so happy with the process and results. Dr. Stine was so responsive and supportive post op answering if this or that was normal. I feel the results are natural and becoming.

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Take the Next Step

Ready to learn more about a neck lift? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.

*Individual results may vary.