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The early signs of aging will appear in many different forms as you get older. One area where it begins to appear prominently over the course of time is the neck. Eventually, the neck will become covered in wrinkles, deep folds, and saggy skin. The only way to get rid of these issues and rejuvenate one’s youthful appearance is through a neck lift surgery performed by Dr. Michael Olding in Washington, DC.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the neck. It is not a direct excision neck lift (see Male Aesthetic Procedures). As individuals age, the skin and muscles of the neck begin to lose their tone. Often performed in combination with a facelift, a neck lift involves tightening the superficial muscles of the neck to define the jawline and neck.
If the neck lift is done without a facelift, it is typically performed through a small incision under the chin, or in combination with a small scar around the ear. The process is different for each individual due to the unpredictable nature of aging. This makes it very important to choose a highly experienced plastic surgeon in Washington, DC like Dr. Olding to perform the neck lift procedure. Each surgery is unique since it should be customized to suit the condition of each client according to his or her individual needs.
During your consultation with Dr. Michael Olding, you will discuss your goals and expectations for your neck lift procedure. He will examine your neck and check your medical records.
Dr. Olding will then recommend the ideal solution to achieve your goals. It may just be a neck lift surgery or a combination of a neck lift and a facelift, brow lift, or an eye lift procedure depending on your goals.
Dr. Olding will customize your surgical plan and discuss all its details with you. He will explain everything, including the pre-op instructions, surgery details, recovery process, and cost. Dr. Olding will make sure to address all of your concerns.
He will advise you to arrange a ride home in advance before the date of the surgery. You will also need to avoid NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and smoking before your surgery to prevent complications.
The Neck Lift Procedure
A neck lift procedure usually lasts around one and a half hours. However, the exact time will depend on the details of the procedure.
Administering anesthesia will be the first step to make the patient comfortable throughout the procedure. Incisions will be created according to the plan, and then the necessary changes will be made to achieve the desired results. The incisions will be closed using sutures and bandages to complete the surgery.
What to Expect After Undergoing the Neck Lift Procedure
The neck lift procedure is generally performed on an outpatient basis in Washington, DC. This means patients can safely return home on the same day of the surgery. Patients are advised to take some time off to rest and recover after the surgery is completed. This includes taking some time off work and avoiding strenuous physical activities.
Recovery takes about two weeks, with results lasting for 7-10 years. Side effects of a neck lift may include short-term swelling, bruising, bleeding, nerve damage, and asymmetry.
I am 57, feel like I am 37
Dr. Michael Olding is honest and upfront. He will tell you that he is going to make you look natural and not overdone. If you are looking for that kind of look, sure there are plenty of surgeons out there. His pedigree is beyond incredible and his accomplishments (over 20 years) are so numerous that it is impossible to list them all here. Rest assured that there is no one I would trust more. I am 57, feel like I am 37 and wanted to look that way again. My lower face lift and neck lift have totally changed my attitude.
Candidates for the Neck Lift Surgery
Ideal candidates for neck lift surgery in Washington, DC are those who are dealing with the early signs of aging in the neck and desire a significant improvement in its appearance. Patients undergoing the surgery should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations. Dr. Olding will perform an assessment of your body and ask you about your medical history to determine if the neck lift is the right surgical option for you.
Patients who could not achieve significant results with non-surgical neck-rejuvenation treatments are excellent candidates for neck lift surgery. Candidates must not have any health conditions that could cause post-operative healing problems and must be fully committed to the recovery process.
Neck Lift Cost
The cost of a neck lift surgery in Washington, DC will depend on several factors. The price can be affected by body type, type of technique performed, surgical complications, and even allergies. Find out more by scheduling a consultation.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about neck lift surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Olding in his Washington, DC, office. As a skilled plastic surgeon with years of experience. Dr. Olding will carefully guide you on the path to a more beautiful you.
Patients interested in cosmetic facial surgery in Washington, DC relating to aging, please bring with you any photos of yourself 5, 10, 15, or 20 years past, so Dr. Olding may see the changes in your face. Please also look at the list of all medications and supplements you may not take 2 weeks prior to your surgery.