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What Is The Difference Between A Deep Neck Lift And Neck Liposuction?

A deep neck lift addresses the contours of the neck to sculpt the neckline and jawline, including the following:

  • Skin
  • Muscle
  • Fat
  • Connective tissues
  • Glands

The results of a deep neck lift will last between ten and fifteen years because the neck skin, muscle, and fat layers will continue to age after recovery is complete. Most patients can return to sedentary work within two weeks of their surgery and return to exercise within one month.

Neck liposuction sculpts the chin and jawline by removing excess fat but does not address lax skin or muscles. The best candidates for liposuction have good skin elasticity and muscle tone and only want to address unwanted fat. Liposuction is generally a shorter and less invasive procedure with reduced recovery time compared to deep neck contouring. However, its results are more limited and less dramatic.

What Are The Benefits Of A Deep Neck Lift?

Neck lift surgery removes unwanted fat and skin, giving the neck a slimmer and more youthful contour. This procedure also tightens the platysma muscle, which separates and sags over time, further contributing to an unsightly neck appearance. Dr. Tansavatdi enhances the shape and appearance of the entire neck region while tightening excess skin and improving visible signs of aging along your neck and jawline.

  • A deep neck lift provides the following unique benefits for patients who would like to sculpt,
  • define, and contour their necks:
  • Eliminates a double chin
  • Defines and sculpts the shape of the jawline
  • Contours the neck for a graceful, more elegant shape 
  • Causes minimal scarring
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem

Am I A Good Candidate For A Deep Neck Lift?

In general, neck lift surgery can:

  • Tighten sagging neck skin
  • Smooth wrinkles and creases
  • Remove excess fatty deposits beneath the chin
  • Improve the appearance of jowls
  • Correct protruding platysmal bands
  • Define the jawline
  • Enhance the chin
  • Balance facial features
  • Achieve a slimmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking neck

The deep neck lift procedure best suits younger patients under 40 with genetically heavy necks. Patients over 40 are the best candidates for a deep plane facelift, which combines a deep plane facelift with a neck lift.

Ideal candidates for a deep neck lift meet the following criteria:

  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Have no serious medical concerns 
  • Do not smoke
  • Have lost definition in their jawline 
  • Have a thicker or heavy neck contour

If Dr. Tansavatdi determines that you are not a good candidate for a deep neck lift, she can help you explore other options that are better suited to your needs. Dr. Tansavatdi offers an extensive range of facial plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical anti-aging treatments, including FaceTite, a non-invasive neck lift that uses radiofrequency (RF) technology to tighten loose skin and stimulate collagen growth.

Deep Neck Lift Procedure And Recovery

Expect between seven and fourteen days of downtime after your deep neck lift. Expect bruising and swelling, which you can treat with over-the-counter medication and ice compresses. Sleep with your head elevated, and do not lift anything heavy or exert yourself while healing. 

Final results can take four to six months to appear. At that point, you can resume more vigorous activity, such as exercise. Your scar, well hidden in the lines under the chin, will fade over six months to one year.

Why Choose Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi For A Deep Neck Lift In Thousand Oaks?

While most plastic surgeons operate across the whole body, Dr. Tansavatdi has dedicated her entire career to focusing on facial and neck surgeries. She is double board-certified and fellowship-trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Nearly one decade in practice and thousands of successful procedures have made her the face, neck, eyelid, and nose surgery specialist she is today.

Dr. Tansavatdi’s aesthetic philosophy is that an attractive and well-proportioned face and neck only come from achieving a natural un-operated look. Through her keen eye for detail and incorporating and customizing an approach based on each person’s anatomy, she is uniquely separated from other surgeons who produce cookie-cutter outcomes. This practice explains why Dr. Tansavatdi can create such successful results.

Her artistic background and ultra-fine focus on facial aesthetics come from a superior understanding of facial anatomy and physiology and what can be done to produce subtle, natural-looking results. For these reasons, you should choose Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi for deep neck contouring.

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