What to expect from neck lift surgery in Beverly Hills, CA
With age, gravity takes effect and facial
appearance changes. The result is fine lines, wrinkles, and loose,
sagging skin. Facial procedures such as facelifts or neck lifts produce a
more youthful, refreshed appearance. In Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Dennis Dass offers a range of procedures including neck lift surgery to help patients turn back the hands of time.
For patients who are bothered by excess, sagging skin on the
neck, a neck lift surgery or lower rhytidectomy is a good solution.
Depending on an individual’s need, a single procedure or a combination
of treatments may be performed to create a smoother, firmer, more
defined neck and jawline. In some patients, the upper part of the face
and the neck age at different rates causing an aesthetic disconnect. A neck lift can help balance a youthful appearance.
Rejuvenate the face and neck
Part of aging brings about the loss of youthful contours and
volume in the face. Volume loss and sagging skin can be caused by
heredity, gravity, environmental factors, and stress. Many patients
consider a neck lift as a way to restore their youth and to treat the
visible signs of aging. Using precise, artistic surgical skills and
techniques, Dr. Dass can correct these signs and give patients results
that look natural. Facelifts and neck lifts are often to address one of
the following issues:
- Excess or sagging skin on the face or neck
- Lines and wrinkles along the face or neck
- “Turkey neck”
- Loss of fat or facial volume
- A tired, sad, or angry appearance due to deep wrinkles
- Appearing older than you actually are
What to expect
As with any cosmetic surgical procedure,
patients must have realistic expectations. During the initial
consultation, the physician will review the patient’s medical history,
concerns, and expectations. Dr. Dass will use his expert eye for detail
to determine the most appropriate procedure to address a patient’s
sagging or loose skin. Procedures can be customized for patients in the
30s who need to get rid of excess fat or patients in their 60s who want
the firmer, more toned skin of youth. These procedures help patients
restore their confidence, look natural, and feel younger.
A neck lift is an outpatient procedure that is performed under
anesthesia. The surgeon places small incisions behind each ear and
under the chin. The neck muscles and tissues are tightened, excess skin
is removed, and fat is suctioned out. With specific attention to detail,
Dr. Dass can give the patient a more youthful neck. The skin becomes
smooth and firm once again.
The consultation, surgery, and follow up appointments are
performed in the same convenient location. The ambulatory surgery center
is certified allowing us to meet the precise standards in a safe,
sterile manner. Our friendly, professional staff works to ensure patient
comfort. Patients will be given specific post-care instructions to care
for their incisions and neck as well as expectations and restrictions
for the recovery period.
Instructions following neck lift surgery may include the following reminders:
- Keep the head elevated to minimize swelling.
- Avoid moving or bending the neck excessively.
- Do not put ice directly on the neck as it could compromise blood flow and damage the skin.
- Avoid clothing that has to go on over your head. Instead, wear shirts that button or zip.
The recovery period may vary from patient to patient depending on the way the body heals and the exact procedure performed. Follow the surgeon’s directions regarding bandages, incisions, and restrictions to ensure optimal results. Most patients resume normal social activities within a week or two. Side effects vary but the most common include bruising, swelling, and a feeling of tightness in the neck. As the treated area heals, the swelling and bruising will subside so the patient can show off the beautifully contoured neck and jawline. The results of a neck lift are long-lasting. This procedure allows the aging process on the neck to restart naturally meaning patients have long-lasting effects from their procedures. Wearing sunscreen and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prolong the results.
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About Dennis Dass, MD, PharmDDennis Dass, MD is a top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, focusing on boosting the confidence of his Los Angeles, California patients with natural and beautiful results. He provides a range of surgical procedures for the body, laser skincare, and non-surgical procedures. As a Board-certified plastic surgeon, he performs hundreds of cosmetic procedures every year.
Dr. Dass earned his Medical Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM and his Doctor of Pharmacy qualification from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. He underwent a six-year Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Kansas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, California Medical Association, and Los Angeles County Medical Society.
Dr. Dass has received numerous accolades including Top Plastic Surgeon designation from many reputed organizations. Connect with Dr. Dennis Dass on Linkedin.