Enhance the Contours of Your Neck and Jawline with a Neck Lift in Washington, DC

Although signs of facial aging tend to get the most attention when it comes to cosmetic treatment, the neck tends to be a prominent area for loose, sagging skin as well. Skin laxity around the neck and jawline can have an impact on your overall appearance and make you look quite a bit older than you truly are. If you’re looking for an effective, long-term solution to excess skin and fat around the neck, you could be a perfect fit for a neck lift at Forman Plastic Surgery.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to improve the appearance of the neck by removing excess skin and fat, tightening the underlying muscles, and smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines.

The neck is often one of the first areas of the body to show signs of aging, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and a double chin. A neck lift can help to reverse these signs of aging and restore a more youthful and elegant appearance.

Benefits of a Neck Lift in Washington DC

  • Firmer, tighter skin around the neck and jawline
  • Enhanced jawline definition and neck contours
  • Removal of excess skin and fat
  • Reduced “double chin” appearance
  • Reduced jowls
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Long-lasting results
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
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Who is a Candidate for a Neck Lift in DC?

Adults who would like to achieve a more youthful-looking neck and reduce signs of aging could be good candidates for a neck lift in DC. You may be an ideal candidate for the surgery if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are in generally good physical health
  • Have excess skin and fat around the neck and jawline
  • Have the desire for a firmer, more youthful-looking neck
  • Have reasonable expectations for the procedure
  • Are a non-smoker or are willing to temporarily quit
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding

What to Expect From the Neck Lift Procedure

Before your neck lift surgery, you’ll need to have a consultation with Dr. Douglas Forman. During this consultation, you will discuss your goals, medical history, and any concerns you may have about the procedure. Dr. Forman will examine your neck and recommend the most appropriate technique for your needs. Based on your consultation, Dr. Forman will create a personalized treatment plan that suits your unique situation.

Your neck lift in DC will be performed as an outpatient procedure at our accredited surgical center. To begin, you’ll be administered general anesthesia. Dr. Forman will then make incisions behind your ears and under your chin. Next, he will remove excess skin and fat from your neck and tighten the underlying muscles. Finally, he’ll close the incisions with sutures and apply bandages to complete the procedure.

What is the Recovery Like?

After your neck lift procedure, it is essential to follow Dr. Forman’s instructions carefully to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery. You will experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the first few days after the surgery. Dr. Forman will prescribe pain medication to help manage any pain during this time. We advise using cool packs and sleeping with your head elevated to reduce swelling. During the first week of recovery, you should get plenty of rest, but it’s important to start taking light walks as soon as you feel up to it. Most patients feel well enough to return to work and resume their normal routines after one to two weeks. However, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for at least four to six weeks.

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Neck Lift FAQ

What is a mini neck lift?

What are the risks of a neck lift?

How long does a neck lift last?

How long does a neck lift take?

What is a mini neck lift?

A mini neck lift is a less invasive procedure that targets the lower part of the face and neck. It’s ideal for patients who have mild to moderate sagging in the neck and jowls. A mini neck lift also requires a shorter recovery period than a standard neck lift.

What are the risks of a neck lift?

Like all surgical procedures, a neck lift does come with certain risks. The most common risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, nerve damage, and an adverse reaction to anesthesia.

How long does a neck lift last?

The results of a neck lift can last up to 10 years or more, depending on the patient's age, skin quality, and lifestyle habits. However, the natural aging process will eventually cause some degree of sagging and wrinkles to reappear. Patients can maintain their results by adopting a healthy lifestyle, wearing sunscreen, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

How long does a neck lift take?

The length of a neck lift procedure varies depending on the extent of the surgery. On average, the surgery can take anywhere from one to three hours to complete.

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Why Choose Forman Plastic Surgery for Your Neck Lift in Washington, DC?

When you select Forman Plastic Surgery for your neck lift procedure in DC, you’ll be under the care of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Forman. Dr. Forman earned his board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and throughout his career, he has been recognized as a leader in his field. He has consistently been recognized as a Top Physician in Plastic Surgery by publications like North Bethesda, Northern Virginia, Washingtonian, and Consumers’ Checkbook Magazines. Dr. Forman is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons and also served as the first President of the Maryland Society of Plastic Surgeons from 2010 to 2012. If you’re ready to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Forman, simply contact our office today.

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