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More about Neck Lift and Neck Liposuction

As the neck ages, the underlying muscle (platysma) can form bands resulting in skin creases and sagging skin. There is also descent of fat pads and glands along the jawline that can contribute to a bumpy jawline and worsen your neck contour. In patients who have gained weight, there can also be fat deposits underneath the chin and neck that blunt the angle of the neck and jaw (cervicomental angle).

Nonsurgical options like thermal-lipolysis (cooling or heating the fat) or enzymatically dissolving the fat with injections can provide somewhat noticeable but less predictable results compared to surgery. Liposuction is an effective surgical technique to remove excess fullness in this area and is performed through tiny incisions. A neck lift or open surgery allows even more dramatic changes to be made under direct vision by making camouflaged skin incisions around / behind the ears and/or a small incision beneath the chin.

Neck Lift and Neck Liposuction Recovery

After the operating room, you will be taken to a recovery area to be cared for. You will go home the same day or recover in a hotel if you have traveled in from out of town. You may have a mask, bandages, a jaw bra, or drains that should be kept in place. Drains generally come out 1 to 2 days after surgery, while the mask and other bandages may be kept in place for 1 to 2 weeks.

Antibiotics are generally given on the day of surgery but not after surgery. We also prescribe pain medications to limit discomfort. Blood pressure medications may be added to minimize problems after surgery if your blood pressure ran high during the procedure or in recovery. You will receive after-care instructions before and after your surgery and have plenty of time to ask questions.

After surgery, you may have bruising, swelling, and soreness that will gradually go away. It is best to sleep with your head elevated on 2 or more pillows and not strain yourself for 2 weeks to reduce swelling. We may ask that you apply cold compresses to the area for 24 hours to further reduce swelling and bruising. Regular walking is encouraged to prevent blood clots, starting the morning after surgery.

We generally like to check on you in person the day after surgery. We will otherwise call and plan to see you in 8 to 10 days after surgery. We will schedule additional visits to check on your healing progress, which can be done virtually if you live out of town.

Healing takes time. Most patients feel comfortable socializing after 2 weeks. The bulk of the swelling resolves within a few weeks. Your face will continue to make gradual changes and your final results may take several months to be fully evident.

When you are ready to take the next step, please contact us online using our confidential form or call / text 415-523-5235 to schedule a consultation.

Flying in For Surgery

If you’re flying in from out of town to see Dr. Pourtaheri, Team B.A.E. will arrange the process to make it as easy as possible for you.

Summary
Neck Lift & Liposuction
Service Type
Neck Lift & Liposuction
Provider Name
Dr. Navid Pourtaheri,
Area
San Francisco Bay Area
Description
San Francisco neck lift specialist and plastic surgeon Dr. Navid Pourtaheri can help you achieve a more youthful and toned jawline through fat removal and skin tightening.

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Summary
Neck Lift & Liposuction
Service Type
Neck Lift & Liposuction
Provider Name
Dr. Navid Pourtaheri,
Area
San Francisco Bay Area
Description
San Francisco neck lift specialist and plastic surgeon Dr. Navid Pourtaheri can help you achieve a more youthful and toned jawline through fat removal and skin tightening.
Summary
Neck Lift & Liposuction
Service Type
Neck Lift & Liposuction
Provider Name
Dr. Navid Pourtaheri,
Area
San Francisco Bay Area
Description
San Francisco neck lift specialist and plastic surgeon Dr. Navid Pourtaheri can help you achieve a more youthful and toned jawline through fat removal and skin tightening.