Neck Lift | Las Vegas and Henderson, NV
Sagging, aged skin on the neck and lower facial region is a common and obvious sign of aging that can be difficult to target or disguise. The excess, inelastic skin and accumulation of fat, specifically along the jaw and chin, appear most often in people over the age of forty and for those who have recently lost a significant amount of weight. Unfortunately, due to the delicate nature of this area, it will only become more noticeable as time progresses. A popular procedure for addressing the neck, jaw, and chin at our Henderson office is neck lift, a plastic surgery procedure that involves removing fat deposits from the jowls and chin, tightening neck muscles, and contouring a sharper and more aesthetically pleasing jawline and neck.
Interested in learning more about what a Las Vegas neck lift can do for you? Call (702) 684-5502 today to plan a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Himansu Shah and learn more about the Las Vegas neck lift. Our offices are located in Henderson and Las Vegas, and we proudly serve patients visiting from across the state of Nevada and beyond.
What Is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift at our Las Vegas practice is a simple procedure involving a small incision under the chin and behind the earwhere Dr. Shah will remove excess loose skin and tighten the neck muscles. Dr. Shah may also utilize liposuction to remove excess fat from the neck and create a sleek, defined jawline. After the procedure, a compression garment will need to be worn for several weeks to help reduce swelling and support the new contours of the neck. After a relatively short recovery time, the results of a neck lift can transform the appearance of the face, making it appear slimmer, structured, and more refined.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Himansu Shah M.D., F.A.C.S.
In Dr. Shah’s capable hands, the options are almost endless. From surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, Brazilian butt lift and Breast Augmentation, Dr. Shah can deliver the results you’ve always desired with a simple trip to the office.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Las Vegas Neck Lift?
The ideal candidate for a neck lift procedure is in good health with no uncontrolled medical conditions that could interfere with the operation or the recovery. In addition, those unhappy with the appearance of loose neck skin, either due to the effects of the natural aging process or a loss of skin elasticity from significant weight loss, may also be appropriate candidates for a neck lift.
During a consultation, Dr. Shah will ask about your expectations, goals, medical history, current health, and lifestyle. It’s essential to the process that you disclose any current or chronic health concerns with your surgeon to ensure your safety and expectations can be met. For example, let your surgeon know if you smoke and are willing to quit smoking at least six weeks before your procedure and for six weeks after your recovery.
What to Expect from a Neck Lift Surgery?
Our fully accredited surgical center performs neck lift surgeries under general or local anesthesia. Generally, a neck lift procedure requires two-to-three hours to complete. Your sedation will be discussed during your consultation, where any concerns or questions you might have going into surgery can be discussed at length.
A small incision, approximately one inch in length, is discreetly made to allow Dr. Shah to carefully remove excess skin and tighten the neck muscles that have lost their elasticity over time. Next, the skin is pulled tightly and repositioned to recreate a natural, youthful jawline. Occasionally, if there is significant muscle laxity, Dr. Shah may create an incision behind the ears. Once the desired aesthetic has been reached, Dr. Shah will place sutures to close your incisions and a supporting garment will be placed around your head immediately after your surgery.
What to Expect from Your Neck Lift Recovery?
Immediately after your procedure, you’ll spend an hour or more in a monitored recovery room where our nursing staff will observe you as you recover from anesthesia.
For the first one or two weeks, you may not feel like socializing. Swelling and bruising will be the most prominent at this point, and your neck may feel tight and sore. Fortunately, discomfort is short-lived after a neck lift surgery, and Dr. Shah will provide you with pain medication to help keep you as comfortable as possible. All strenuous activities will need to be put on hold for several weeks after your procedure, and a supportive chin strap should be worn at all times.
By the third and fourth week, you should start to feel more like yourself. At this point, Dr. Shah may approve you to remove your supportive chin strap, and you’ll be able to enjoy your results. Your incision should be closed at this point with only a small scar in its place. Thoroughly following Dr. Shah’s aftercare instructions will help diminish any surgical scarring as time progresses.
Following the specific aftercare instructions by Dr. Shah, you can expect complete healing from your procedure after four to six weeks. Most swelling and bruising should be gone at this point and easy to conceal. At this time, with Dr. Shah’s approval, it is safe to return to all your normal activities.
Procedures to Combine with Your Neck Lift
Patients often combine their neck lift with other facial rejuvenation procedures offered at Signature Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, including:
A facelift procedure compliments a neck lift in phenomenal ways. It was like they were created for each other. A facelift targets skin laxity on the mid regions of the face, including the cheeks, nasolabial folds, and the mouth. Dr. Shah uses strategically placed incisions along the hairline to remove the excess skin, tighten facial muscles, and the effects will beautifully enhance your natural features.
For patients who aren’t ready to commit to a facelift or whose busy schedules won’t allow for the recovery of an additional procedure, injectable treatments like Botox® and dermal fillers are the ideal treatment for treating fine lines, wrinkles, and lost facial volume.
Skin Tightening Treatments
We offer advanced skin tightening treatments for patients who want additional skin tightening in regions of their face but don’t want to include a secondary treatment like a facelift. For example, our Alma V-Shape treatment offers skin tightening and wrinkle-reducing technology that targets fat, tightens skin, and resurfaces simultaneously.
Scar Reduction Treatments
Some slight scarring is inevitable after your neck lift procedure. We offer a profound way to help diminish the appearance of scars with laser. This skin remodeling treatment uses ultrasound technology to effectively improve skin imperfections like scarring, sun damage, and more.
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Why Choose Signature Plastic Surgery for Your Neck Lift Procedure
Besides our facility being in the heart of Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, there are plenty of reasons to choose Signature Plastic Surgery and Dermatology for your procedure. Our mission is to help you create the best version of yourself so that you can feel proud presenting yourself to the world.
Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Himansu Shah has experience in general surgery, equipping him with the knowledge and tools to handle any situation. Patients rave about their experience with Dr. Shah for his professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to connect and listen to his patients.