Neck Lift Specialist
The neck is one of the first areas to show the effects of aging. Many male and female patients who worry about facial wrinkles and lines and are surprised when neck folds and bands appear. It is not uncommon for changes in the neck’s appearance to show up as young as age 30. Dr. Kenrick A. Spence is an experienced facial plastic surgeon who offers neck lift surgery to rejuvenate the neck at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery in Orlando, Florida.
Although there are various techniques used to perform a neck lift, no two necks are the same. Dr. Spence pays scrupulous attention to the details of each patient’s aging neck in order to create long-lasting, natural neck lifts. Men and women of all ages can benefit from neck lift surgery with Dr. Spence. He is happy to explain the various techniques used and how you would benefit in a confidential consultation at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery in Orlando.
Long-Lasting Neck Lift Results
Sagging or loose neck skin occurs as a result of gravity, loss of collagen, sun exposure or weight loss. Aging contributes to the loss of collagen, and gravity and sun exposure over time affect the skin. Aging commonly causes:
- Lax skin
- Excess fat
- Drooping glands
- Bands from muscle activity
- Poorly defined jawline
By using a variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr. Spence can address these issues under local anesthesia in our fully accredited surgical suite. Patients may also choose to have general anesthesia. Neck lift surgery generally requires only a few days off from work. Many patients are able to return to work within a few days, as their hairstyle easily hides the sutures. Patients traveling from out of town typically stay for one week.
Advanced Neck Lift Surgery Techniques
The spectrum of neck lift surgical techniques varies as Dr. Spence addresses your specific issues. In patients with excellent skin tone in their 20s and 30s, liposuction alone often produces an excellent neck contour. This can be performed through small puncture sites hidden behind the ear lobe and within the crease of the chin.
More mature patients may require tightening of the platysmal muscles, called a platysmaplasty. In this procedure, the muscles are brought together in the center and then elevated on the sides to create support for your neck lift. The muscles are also partially cut to prevent future bands from forming. A platysmaplasty includes re-suspending the glands of the neck, along with the removal of fat and excess skin.
The incision for even the most extensive neck lift is creatively hidden behind the crease of the ear and just inside the hairline. When an incision is required beneath the chin, it is rarely more than 2cm in length and is not visible at a conversational distance.
Orlando Neck Lift Surgery to Erase Signs of Aging
A neck lift is one of the most powerful operations for turning back the hands of time. The results of your neck lift are noticeable immediately after the procedure, but improvements will continue as the swelling goes down. Your results should last for many years, even as you continue aging. Proper skincare and sun protection can extend your results even longer. Dr. Spence can even recommend other minimally or non-invasive procedures to maintain your youthful appearance.
Neck lift surgery can remove the “turkey waddle” look and replace it with smooth, even skin. Erase the signs of aging from your neck with a long-lasting, natural neck lift from Hillcrest Plastic Surgery. Call (407) 999-2585 or contact us online to request your neck lift consultation today.