Neck Lift

Best Neck Lift Surgeon in Raleigh, NC | JIYA

The best neck lift surgeon in Raleigh, Dr. Sumeet Jindal, performs neck lift surgery to rejuvenate the neck as it ages. While the face is focused on most often, the neck also does see significant aging. Sagging, wrinkling, and skin thinning are three of the biggest concerns patients have with their aging neck. A neck lift Raleigh, NC is frequently performed alongside a facelift or other procedures. There are also non-surgical options possible in certain cases, such as Morpheus8.

Neck Lift Surgery

A neck lift surgery is an anti-aging surgery similar to a facelift, but it focuses primarily on the skin of the neck and the platysma muscle. This corrects sagging skin, descended fat, and muscle laxity which can all occur due to age. Much like a facelift, it creates a more youthful looking contour and may improve the appearance of the facial profile.

It is common for patients to be candidates for both a neck lift and facelift. They are also often combined for the ultimate rejuvenation. However, there are cases where a neck lift is performed on its own; either due to patient preference or particular anatomy. The best neck lift surgeon will customize neck lift Raleigh, NC to each individual patient. Other potential procedures used with or instead of neck lift cosmetic surgery include Facetite treatment, fat grafting, Morpheus8, and facelift with neck lift.

Neck Lift Preventing Neck Sagging

Like the face, the neck is nearly always exposed to the sun and environment. Therefore, the best way to upkeep skin quality and prevent sagging is to take good care of your neck skin like you would with your face. Other ways you can help prevent neck sagging and deep wrinkles include:

  • Cosmetic injections
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get enough rest
  • Use a high quality skin serum
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Improve your posture
  • Prevent yourself from looking down too much (elevate computers, bring books level with your eyes)

Incisions & Surgical Technique

There are subtle differences in each neck lift, the best facial cosmetic surgeon Raleigh offers, Dr. Jindal performs due to natural variances in anatomy and preferences. The basic placement of incisions and surgical techniques will remain similar.

Firstly, all neck lifts include an incision behind or in front of the ear. Most commonly, it is placed behind the ear. This allows Dr. Jindal to pull and remove the unnecessary extra skin. The modern neck lift method keeps scars hidden and allows for easy combination with a facelift since the incisions are roughly in the same place.

Finally, some neck lift procedures may include a small incision in the crease where the neck and chin meet. This is in cases where the platysma muscle needs tightening, a procedure known as a platysmaplasty. While not necessary in all cases, if the muscle has loosened, tightening it can lead to better and longer lasting results.

Neck Lift Benefits

In ideal candidates, there are several benefits of neck lift surgery in Raleigh. Beyond a generally more youthful appearance, patients may experience other benefits such as:

  • Remove excess skin
  • Correction of saggy structures
  • Reduce visible neck wrinkles
  • Remove unwanted and unnecessary areas of fat
  • Eliminate double chin
  • Tighten neck muscles
  • Improve facial profile
  • Correct “turkey neck” appearance
  • Short downtime
  • Fairly easy recovery for most patients
  • Combinable with many other facial cosmetic surgeries
  • Short surgery
  • Low risk
  • Able to be performed under local anesthesia
  • Performed by an experienced and talented surgeon

Neck Lift vs. Neck Liposuction

A neck lift and neck liposuction both enhance the contours of the neck. Patients are often surprised to learn that these procedures are performed in completely different sets of patients most of the time. Though, rarely, they are combined. The table below details some of the differences between a neck lift and neck liposuction.

Neck Lift

  • Primarily addresses the skin and muscles
  • Larger incisions
  • Slightly more downtime
  • Older patients
  • Not permanent
  • Removes only small amounts of fat
  • More dramatic
  • Corrects neck banding and wrinkle

Neck Liposuction

  • Primarily addresses extra fat deposits
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less downtime
  • Tends to have younger patients
  • Essentially permanent
  • Will not remove extra skin
  • Less dramatic
  • Does not address signs of aging
As previously mentioned, a cosmetic surgeon may occasionally use liposuction during a neck lift to remove unnecessary fat. However, it is in a much different way than a liposuction procedure meant to remove specific pockets of fat.

Neck Lift Recovery and Aftercare

A neck lift recovery is generally considered easier than many other cosmetic surgeries. Patients can often get up and around comfortably within one to two days. With that said, you should still take it easy and allow your body to heal. While Dr. Jindal will customize his recovery and aftercare instructions based on your procedure, some common ones following a neck lift include:

  • Have a caregiver for the first 24 hours following surgery
  • Keep your dressings and/or wraps on until instructed otherwise
  • Elevate the head of your bed to promote blood flow and reduce swelling
  • Get up and walk every couple of hours
  • Stay hydrated and eat well
  • Do not resume strenuous activities until okayed by Dr. Jindal
  • Do not return to work until cleared
  • Take prescribed medications
  • Alter the prescriptions and supplements you normally take based on surgeon instructions
  • Do not smoke during recovery
  • Know the signs of infection and what to look for
  • Wear clothing that you do not have to pull over your head for a week
  • Avoid bending over or lifting heavy objects
  • Ice the area, if instructed

Neck Lift What to Expect?

After a Raleigh neck lift, patients will see a difference in their neck. Swelling and other side effects during your neck lift recovery can distort the true results of neck lift surgery. After a few weeks, you may notice that your neck contour looks more youthful and that sagging skin has been removed. Sometimes, if Facetite treatment is performed, patients may continue to see skin retraction for a few weeks after surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When searching “neck lift near me Raleigh, NC”, the search results are unlikely to pull up prices immediately. You usually have to dig for them or contact the practice before getting a starting price. The starting neck lift cost at the Jindal Institute for Facial Aging is $4900.  It is typically combined with a lower facelift for an additional fee of only $4,900.

It depends, but sometimes, oddly, yes. If liposuction is performed along the outside of the neck, this can help reduce snoring if it is placing too much pressure on your airway when you sleep. With that said, a cosmetic neck procedure will not completely eliminate snoring or the need for future snoring treatment. It is not a cure, but sometimes, small improvements are seen.

Sometimes. A traditional—or standard facelift—will provide some enhancement to the neck. It is also common for surgeons to perform only a platysmaplasty alongside a facelift. Though, an extended facelift or combined facelift and neck lift will include more extensive correction to the neck.

The only facelift that does not always provide some form of enhancement to the neck is a mini facelift. While the neck may look slimmer just from the removal of the sagging, it usually does not address any of the skin on the neck itself.

Overall, a neck lifts are considered a fairly safe and low risk surgery. However, all surgery comes with some inherent risks. Additionally, some people may be at higher risk of complications due to their medical history, conditions, or their anatomy. A few risks associated with neck lifts include:

  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Unsatisfactory result (such as a cobra neck)
  • Too much skin removed
  • Hematoma
  • Skin death
  • Visible or thick scarring
  • Blood clots
  • Reactions to the anesthetic
  • Prolonged side effects

Dr. Jindal takes various steps and precautions to keep Raleigh neck lift surgery as low risk as possible. First, during consultations, he screens each patient to determine if they are at a high risk of complications or not. If you are, he may recommend an alternative. After that, Dr. Jindal will examine your anatomy to determine if a neck lift is truly the best procedure for you. If a less invasive, lower risk procedure will provide you the results you want, he may recommend it instead.

Pre-operative and post-operative instructions also help lower risk during and after surgery. Dr. Jindal also uses the best surgical techniques based on your particular needs to prevent overly long surgical sessions whenever possible. In some cases, local anesthesia can help reduce risks during a neck lift surgery in Raleigh.

Patients are put under local or general anesthesia during neck lift surgery. This means patients should feel little to no pain during surgery. After surgery, pain can occur, but most patients find it manageable. Dr. Jindal will likely prescribe pain medications to keep you comfortable. Often, there is a limited need for them.

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The Best Raleigh Neck Lift In Raleigh

The Jindal Institute For Youthful Aging is dedicated to helping patients age gracefully on their terms. A neck lift is sometimes part of that process. Dr. Jindal and the team create a customized treatment plan for you based on your goals and needs. Whether you want to start anti-aging treatment early or have hundreds of wrinkles, the Jindal Institute For Youthful Aging hopes to serve you on your facial rejuvenation journey.

Dr. Sumeet Jindal performs the best neck lift Raleigh provides. With years of experience in a wide variety of facial surgeries—both in the cosmetic field and outside of it—Dr. Jindal is dedicated to serving his patients.

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