Everyone is cognizant of the effects of aging on their face. Many people stop at the chin, overlooking the neck area. Unfortunately, the neck can be one of the first areas to show extensive aging with banding on the neck and looseness under the chin. A neck lift with Paramus, NJ double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Bill Aydin, can address these issues. A neck lift, clinically known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that targets the changes brought on by aging in the skin and muscles of the neck. Unlike a facelift, where the results can be mimicked with dermal fillers and neuromodulators in lieu of surgery, a neck lift is the only way to address aging issues of the neck skin.
For many people, the neck is the first place to really show aging. Excess wrinkling, neck bands, jowls, even the dreaded "turkey wattle" all come into play. You may also have:
- Fat pockets and relaxed skin in the lower face
- Loose neck skin
- Fatty deposits under the chin
- Muscle banding on the neck
- Jowl lines
- Double chin
The realization of the need for a neck lift often comes in warmer weather when we (particularly women) are exposing our necks and upper shoulders with summertime fashions. Suddenly it’s obvious that the neck has aged faster than the face. If that’s the case, you’re a good candidate for a neck lift with Dr. Aydin.
"Best Decision I Ever Made in my Life, I Have Never Looked Better! - Paramus, NJ - Dr Aydin is the best Plastic Surgeon and I will NEVER use anyone but him if I ever need any work done again. I had a full tummy tuck, lipo sculpting for fat transfer and I am so grateful for Dr Aydin! I look better now, then most 18yr olds and I just turned 40 with 3 kids! You know a Doctor is good when 2 of your friends go to him after they see your results. He has also done my botox, my friends botox, he removed a Callus on my finger, he cut it out and the scar looks like the natural line on my finger, he is REMARKABLE! I trust him with my life, I know he knows exactly what a woman wants and he makes that a realty. Dr Aydin and his team, are unlike any other, they took care of me, he called to check on me all the time, he took his time when he was doing my surgery (most doctors rush), he made sure his work was perfect (he is a perfectionist), he even made a house call, there is no Doctor like Dr Aydin and I am so grateful for all he did to help me look amazing! ?? "- J. / RealSelf / Jan 09, 2016
"Thank you Dr. Aydin & Staff!!! - I was beyond impressed with my experience with Dr. Aydin and his amazing staff! He is extremely intelligent, a compassionate and caring person, and a truly outstanding experienced plastic surgeon. From entering the office, to the cleanliness and order of the procedure, all the way to the follow up after my surgery - professionalism is second to none! I was completely blown away by how helpful..."- L. / RealSelf / Jun 01, 2017
"34 Year Old Male, Tumescent Liposuction of Lower and Upper Abdomen, Flanks, and Upper Back - Personable, easy to talk to, patient, attentive to detail, exceptional at his practice."- E. / RealSelf / May 30, 2017
"Where should I even begin? What a spectacular doctor! Not to mention his office is top notch with such friendly staff. Everything about them is exceptional. I decided to have a breast reduction and lypo on my waist areas. This was the first time I've gotten cosmetic work done. I was feeling a little apprehensive about the whole process. I had my first consultation in addition to follow up appointments before the surgery telling me everything I needed to prepare. They guided m...e through all the steps. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Aydin. He knew exactly the size he was reducing me to in proportion to my body figure. He gives you the honest truth of what he will do but in the end it's your decision. He describes what he will do during surgery and how many hours it will take. He even calmed me down before going under noticing I was nervous as they took me in. Dr. Aydin really cares about his patients and caters specifically to each individual. During surgery, the staff would call my husband letting him know how I was doing and the time to pick me up. They even offer a car service to take you to and from surgery if there isn’t anyone available to pick you up. Post-surgery, he would text my husband for updates about my recovery. He continued to do so for the next couple of days until my first appointment. The follow up appointments would be once a week. Once I healed I would come in every month or so to check how the scars were healing. Overall, this was an amazing experience, especially for my first time doing any sort of cosmetic procedure. I have become friendly with his staff. They are more than happy to help with anything you need. I would recommend anyone to this plastic surgeon. Not only did he reduce the size of my breasts, he added a lift to make them perky being that I opted out of the implants. My waist is a nice size compared to the size of my chest now. His work is impeccable. He made me see myself the way I’ve always envisioned. Sawsan Soukieh"- L.S. / Facebook / May 16, 2017
"Amazing experience - Once I stepped into the center, l felt at ease and all "surgery" fear, went away.Immaculately clean center. Very well kept. You are promptly greeted by Miray and Victoria, beautiful, sweet, smiling and very respectful girls. Less than 5 minutes, you are called in. You pass by more smiling faces and very clean rooms. Two minutes and the doctor is in greeting you.Dr Aydin is very nice,..."- A. / RealSelf / May 16, 2017
A neck lift removes hanging skin and reshapes the neck. During the procedure, an incision is placed under the chin and/or behind or in front of the ears. If fat deposits are present and need to be removed, liposuction will be used during the surgery and performed first. The final steps of treatment will be to trim away excess skin, pull the remaining underlying tissue and muscle tight, and suture the incision.
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient surgery at an accredited surgical clinic. The duration of the surgery usually takes around 2 hours, although it may vary depending on the case. Bruising and swelling will be visible after the surgery, but this will subside in the few short days following the procedure. Initially, patients will feel tightness and numbness. Once the neck adjusts to its new position, patients will notice a more relaxed feeling and a beautiful surgical result. It can take up to 6 months for the final results to appear.
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Neck Lift FAQs
Alternative to Lift?
Surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, especially if it is loose enough to hang and droop. Therefore, a neck lift is the only solution when it comes to redefining an individual’s neck to create a strong contour. While there are some very good skin tightening laser treatments on the market today, surgery is still the best option.
There is minimal scarring with this procedure. Since the incision is placed under the chin and near the ears, the scarring is usually hidden. A skilled facial surgeon will take great effort to minimize scarring as much as possible.
This depends on the situation and the amount of loose and sagging skin that is present. Some weight loss patients are young and may require a neck lift at a young age (for example, those between 20 – 30). For older patients who are combatting loose skin due to aging, the most common age is between 50 – 70.
During the initial consultation, it may be brought up that in addition to a neck lift, the patient may also benefit from another procedure, such as a facelift or a chin implant. It is common for these additional procedures to be combined to achieve the patient’s desired contours and aesthetic goals.