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Enhance Your Profile for a More Youthful Appearance

At Wirth Plastic Surgery, we’re here to bring you in line with your cosmetic goals, so you can look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside. We understand that each patient is different, which is why Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS will work closely with you, creating a procedure that leaves you looking youthful and enlivened. We can even perform your neck lift in conjunction with other rejuvenation procedures — like neck liposuction or a facelift — if you think it might create your ideal outcome.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for a Neck Lift?

During your consultation for a neck lift at our Newport Beach office, we’ll determine if a neck lift will be the best way to accomplish your cosmetic goals. Other considerations like your medical history, skin elasticity, and facial structure will be taken into account, as well. You’re likely to be a great candidate if you meet some of the following criteria:

  • You’re frustrated by jowls, a double chin, or a “turkey wattle”
  • Loose, hanging skin is present
  • You’re disappointed by wrinkles and creases
  • You are physically and emotionally healthy
  • You possess realistic cosmetic goals

How Does the Neck Lift Procedure Work?

Dr. Wirth can utilize a number of different surgical techniques in your neck lift surgery, and we’ll work with you to design a surgical plan that will bring you in line with your aesthetic goals.

Neck lift surgery typically takes three or more hours to perform, depending upon the extent of the procedure, and is usually performed under general anesthesia but often does not require an overnight stay.

Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS begins by making two incisions under and behind the ears as well as under the chin, which will continue toward the hairline. He then loosens the skin away from the underlying tissue, so that excess skin and fat can be removed before re-draping the skin. An incision directly underneath the chin is sometimes also required to tighten the muscle near the central neck area. Dr. Wirth then finishes surgery by closing the incisions with thin sutures or tissue glue.

What’s the Recovery Process Like?

As your incredible results begin to fully take shape, you’ll experience some bruising, swelling and discomfort in the jaw, neck, and ear regions, which is completely normal. These areas may continue to swell for up to 10 days, and you might need to wear an elastic compression bandage to aid healing for up to two weeks.

Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS may also provide you with prescription pain medication and an oral antibiotic to alleviate any significant discomfort you may experience and to reduce your risk of infection.

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Getting Back to Normal After Your Neck Lift

Recovery times vary, with most patients being able to return to work and other social activities within two weeks, though you’ll want to avoid strenuous exercise for at least four to six weeks. The final results of neck lift surgery are permanent; however, the neck region will continue to age naturally, and significant weight gain may affect the results. A healthy diet and exercise plan combined with limited sun exposure will increase the probability of long-lasting results.

Call our plastic surgeon today at (949) 558-2133 to schedule your consultation for a neck lift at our Newport Beach office. Our team is committed to helping you feel confident in your skin.

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