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A Neck Lift Creates Slim, Graceful Contours and a Youthful Lookin Darien

A smooth, shapely neck can affect the appearance of your entire face. If you have excess skin or fat in your neck, you may benefit from a neck lift at our Darien, CT,practice. During the procedure, Dr. David Passaretti will create small incisions behind your ears or beneath your chin. He will then remove excess skin, and can lift underlying muscles if needed to eliminate jowls and other unwanted contours.

A neck lift can have dramatic results and rejuvenate the look of the entire face. For an even more powerful effect, Dr. Passaretti can combine this procedure with a facelift, mini facelift, facial fillers, or another type of facial cosmetic surgery or non-surgical procedure.

Are You a Candidate for a Neck Lift?

If you want to improve any of the following cosmetic concerns, a neck lift may be the most effective solution:

  • Loose, hanging skin on the neck
  • A double or triple chin
  • Jowls
  • A banded appearance on the neck

For the best possible results, you should have a certain degree of skin elasticity. For that reason, most neck lift patients are between their forties and sixties, although you may still qualify for a neck lift if you are older.

Dr. Passaretti will carefully evaluate your skin quality to determine your candidacy. You should be in generally good health, with no bleeding disorders or autoimmune diseases. During your consultation, he can also take the time to answer your questions and outline your recovery timeline.

The Neck Lift Procedure

Prior to your neck lift, Dr. Passaretti will administer local anesthesia. We also offer several types of sedation. Once you are resting comfortably, Dr. Passaretti will begin the procedure by creating hidden incisions. If he performs a traditional neck lift, he will create a longer incision around the ears, down to the back of the hairline. If you have a smaller amount of excess skin, the doctor will create incisions around only your ears. Hidden in your hair, all resulting scars will be virtually undetectable.

Neck lifts are one of the safest cosmetic procedures available today, offering minimal scarring and incredibly natural-looking results. Next, the doctor will remove drooping skin and tighten remaining tissue. For a more dramatic effect, he may also lift and tighten underlying muscles. If you have unwanted pockets of fat in the neck, he can perform tumescent or ultrasound liposuction to create smoother contours. Once he has removed all excess tissue, he will carefully suture the incisions. You can expect the entire surgery to take around two hours. This timeframe may increase if you combine a neck lift with a related procedure.

Recovery and Results

Neck lifts are one of the safest cosmetic procedures available today, offering minimal scarring and incredibly natural-looking results. Neck lifts require one to two weeks of recovery. During the first several days, you will need to get plenty of bed rest, although short walks around the house can promote faster healing. You will also need to sleep with your head elevated, and you should not wear clothing that you must pull over your head.

You will also wear compression bandages, changing them as instructed, and prescription pain medication can manage any discomfort. It is vital that you attend all follow-up appointments so that the doctor can monitor your healing. As you recover, you will start to notice the outstanding results of the procedure:

  • Your neck will appear thinner and more youthful.
  • Your chin and entire face may appear more defined, especially when you opt to combine a neck lift with another type of facial plastic surgery.
  • You will feel more confident about your appearance, which, in turn, can increase self-assurance in other areas of your life.

Contact Us to Schedule a Cosmetic Consultation

To learn more about neck lifts and how they can enhance your appearance, contact our office today. Dr. Passaretti is an expert at performing this procedure, having completed dozens of successful neck lift surgeries.

Neck Lift FAQ

A neck lift can address sagging skin, excess fat deposits, and muscle banding. During this procedure, Dr. Passaretti can also remove jowls and drooping skin below the chin, often referred to as a double chin.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your neck and desire a firmer, more youthful appearance, a neck lift may be right for you. In addition to your aesthetic goals, our team will also take into account your overall health. To qualify for surgery, you should have a strong immune system, without any skin conditions or bleeding disorders.

To ensure his patients feel comfortable and confident in our services, he can review their unique goals, evaluate their medical history, and answer questions before determining treatment.

As treatment is primarily designed to reverse visible signs of aging, Dr. Passaretti most frequently performs neck lifts on patients between the ages of 30 and 70. However, in some cases, surgery may be appropriate for older or younger individuals.

Dr. Passaretti can also use minimally invasive liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat deposits. However, liposuction cannot reduce sagging skin or muscle banding. As such, if you are seeking more comprehensive results, a neck lift is likely more appropriate.

We can perform your neck lift surgery in our private operating facility in Darien. Our center is equipped with the latest technology, and our long-term staff adheres to the strictest safety protocol. As such, we can ensure you receive the highest quality care from start to finish.

During your neck lift, Dr. Passaretti can create two incisions behind your ears. Through these openings, he can tighten drooping muscles, remove excess fat cells, and trim away sagging skin. He may also create a small incision under your chin, particularly if you wish to address muscle banding. In many cases, Dr. Passaretti can combine liposuction with more traditional neck lift techniques. Once complete, he can close the incisions.

Typically, neck lift surgery takes a few hours. The exact length of your procedure will depend upon your unique goals, the extent of your surgery, and the specific techniques used.

For several days after your neck lift, you may experience some swelling and discomfort. During this time, you should get plenty of rest and wear a compression bandage. Dr. Passaretti can prescribe medication to reduce any swelling or discomfort. In most cases, you can resume work in seven to 14 days and moderate exercise within a few weeks. You should avoid contact sports for at least six weeks. Dr. Passaretti can provide personalized guidelines detailing when you can return to your normal routine. He can also provide at-home instructions to minimize your discomfort and accelerate your healing.

In most cases, Dr. Passaretti will remove your stitches in one week to 10 days.

Immediately after your neck lift, the area may be swollen. However, after inflammation subsides within the first week, you should begin to notice the initial results of your treatment. Final results will typically be apparent in about six months.

If you are considering plastic surgery in Darien, CT or anywhere around Fairfield County, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with top plastic surgeon Dr. Passaretti.

722 Post Rd, Ste 201, Darien, CT 06820