It is an unfortunate truth that the neck can show premature signs of aging in many people even before the face does. Excess, sagging skin and stubborn deposits of fat on the neck and under the chin causes self-consciousness and an overall dissatisfaction with one’s appearance for many men and women. It is also true that the neck has become a focus of attention more than ever with the advent of Facetime, Skype, Snapchat and selfies. Additionally, the action of constantly looking down at our devices may have effects on the skin and muscle in that area. A neck lift with Dr. Stark can remove these imperfections, creating a more graceful neck and toned profile. Call or visit us at the StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center in the Philadelphia area to discover if this revitalizing procedure could be the best option for you.
A neck lift with Dr. Stark can remove these imperfections, creating a more graceful neck and toned profile. Call or visit us at the StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center in the Philadelphia area to discover if this revitalizing procedure could be the best option for you.
What is a neck lift?
There are many ways to help smooth the appearance of the sagging skin and muscles on the neck. Dr. Stark and his staff are well-trained and adept at using these techniques. During your consultation, he will guide you towards the right procedure for your unique situation. A neck lift procedure is a surgery involving removing extra skin and fat as well as muscle tightening. Less invasive techniques that may help augment your results or be performed independently are liposuction or fat grafting of the neck and submental area, and Kybella injections to melt away under-chin fat deposits. Additionally, neck lifts are often done in combination with facelifts to create a very youthful appearance.
How is a neck lift performed?
Your neck lift will be performed under general anesthesia. Due to his advanced surgical technique, Dr. Stark is often able to perform a neck lift through a single, small incision under the chin or an incision around your ears. Through these incisions, the deepest layers of fatty tissue are removed and the muscles and skin are resuspended and tightened. The result is a more contoured and smooth profile creating a youthful-appearing neck. Dr. Stark’s excellent closure technique ensures scarring will be minimal and nearly invisible once the incision has healed.
As always, every procedure at StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center is customized depending on a patient’s need. During your consultation at StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center, Dr. Stark will listen to your concerns and create a plan that aligns with your goals.
Neck lift recovery
There is not usually significant pain during the neck lift recovery period but you may notice swelling, bruising, numbness as well as a sensation of tightness for about two weeks. At this point most patients are able to return to work and most normal activities. The full results of your neck lift will be visible after swelling completely resolves, usually after about three months. Scars, as always will heal and continue to fade for up to 6 months to a year.
InMode FaceTite for a minimally invasive neck lift
For those who aren’t yet ready to undergo a full neck lift, Dr. Stark also offers the innovative FaceTite procedure for a non-surgical approach to tightening and contouring your jaw and neck. FaceTite uses RFAL (radiofrequency assisted lipolysis) to melt away the fat under your skin while safely generating heat throughout your skin that stimulates an intense tightening and cellular rejuvenation response.
A treatment of FaceTite can be completed in under an hour and is performed with local anesthesia. Most patients return to work within a few days of the procedure, and the treatment does not involve stitches or surgical scars.
You will see immediate improvement after a single treatment of FaceTite, but because many of the benefits reflect your individual skin’s healing process, it may take up to six weeks before you see the final results of your treatment.
FaceTite + Morpheus8 for dramatic nonsurgical results
Morpheus8 is a unique treatment that combines radiofrequency technology with microneedling to stimulate intense cellular regeneration and collagen production in your skin. Morpheus8 is highly effective at reducing wrinkles and fine lines, treating skin discolorations, acne scarring, and tightening loose skin.
There is no downtime associated with Morpheus8, and the treatment can be done in the same session as FaceTite.
While no treatment will provide the dramatic contouring and reshaping that can be achieved with a full neck lift, a combined treatment of Morpheus8 and FaceTite is the most effective option for those who want to achieve a more contoured a smooth neck and jaw without surgery.
Maintaining your neck lift results:
Neck lifts can produce impressive results, however, your neck will continue to age with time. Further updates may be necessary to maintain the more youthful look of your neck and profile. Proper skincare and other skin rejuvenation treatments recommended by Dr. Stark may be able to help delay the need for future surgical interventions.
Your patient experience
Dr. Stark and his staff at StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center will ensure you feel comfortable from the minute you arrive for your neck lift surgery. Our friendly staff, comfortable exam rooms and warm bedside manner will immediately put you at ease. We understand surgery can be emotionally difficult and ultimately the key to a successful surgery is alignment of your goals with those of your doctor.
Your consultation at StarkMD Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery always allow the time and comfort each patient deserves to discuss their desired outcome. As with any surgery, health is of the utmost importance and Dr. Stark will ensure you are taking any necessary supplementation and stop any medications that may interfere with surgery. In addition, Dr. Stark’s considerable skill and finesse come through to minimize scarring with every closing suture.
Schedule a consultation
If you are considering a neck lift, your next step is to call the StarkMD Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center, a foremost neck lift provider in the Philadelphia area. During your comprehensive consultation with Dr. Stark, he will draw upon his vast experience and copious training to create the best and safest surgical plan to accomplish your aesthetic goals.
Meet the Doctor
Ran Stark, M.D. is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He completed more than 10 years of additional training and residencies after completing his medical degree to become one of the foremost plastic surgeons in the Philadelphia area. His keen attention to detail, artistic eye, and practiced hands help him give his patients consistently exemplary results – but the difference is also in his manner. Dr. Stark makes your goals his own. He will always do the utmost to help you uncover the greatest version of yourself.