A neck lift
is a procedure designed to help define your jaw line and neck with the goal of achieving a more youthful appearance. A neck lift with or without liposuction is one of the most common procedures performed by facial plastic surgeons and is commonly performed by Dr Bonaparte at his Private Office in Ottawa.
The procedure involves a number of connected procedures to improve the appearance of your Neck. Dr Bonaparte starts by performing neck liposuction. Neck liposuction is a safe and very effective procedure that can permanently remove fat from your neck and fat from under your chin. Performing neck liposuction typically takes 30-45 minutes. After removing the fat in your neck, Dr Bonaparte then performs the neck lift procedure. To perform the neck lift, Dr Bonaparte utilizes a small well-hidden incision under the chin and behind the ear. This allows him to tighten the tissue of the neck and the muscles that can sag in the neck. From time to time, to improve the neck lift, Dr Bonaparte removes some skin from behind your ear that is hidden in your hairline. Doing all this, allows you to achieve a contoured and rejuvenated neck and jaw line.
A neck lift can be performed alone or along with a face lift
procedure, often achieving dramatic results while minimizing total downtime. Doing a neck lift here in Ottawa at Dr Bonaparte’s private office is a safe and effective way to help you achieve the results you desire.
Dr Bonaparte’s Philosophy
Dr Bonaparte believes that all surgical procedures require the proper balance of art and science. Simply understanding the anatomy is not enough as an eye for symmetry and contours is something that must also be learned and appreciated. Dr Bonaparte’s background in art as well as his certified training by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive is a key component in all his surgery including the neck lift here in Ottawa.
The primary goal of a neck lift surgery is to achieve a rejuvenated neck and chin line without have an artificial operated look. Often times, less is more as it is the subtleties that make the difference.
All neck lift surgeries are tailored to the individual. During your consultation, a significant amount of time will be spent discussing all options, both surgical and non-surgical. In the end, the plan will be based on your needs, goals and expectations.
Is a Neck Lift For Me?
If you are interested in achieving a more defined jawline, reducing the loose skin under your neck and removing fat under your chin, than a neck lift may be right for you. Although there are a variety of neck lifts available, the correct one for you depends on your own individual features. We encourage you to discuss this with Dr Bonaparte and his professional team at JB Facial and Cosmetic Surgery here in Ottawa.
What should I expect after the Surgery?
In most situations, patients will have a bandage on their neck for 1 week. There is often mild to very minimal pain and discomfort after a neck lift. During the healing time there may be bruising and minor swelling. Patients often report feeling tightness in their neck for the first few weeks, however this resolves in time.
Patients are able to resume normal activities about two weeks after the procedure.