Our skin loses elasticity and collagen as we age, leading to wrinkling and sagging. In addition, sun exposure, smoking, and certain medical conditions can also age the skin. This includes the thin skin on the neck which is very prone to the visible signs of aging. Most people will notice neck aging in their 40s, and for some, it’s even younger. These visible signs of aging contribute to an overall older-looking appearance and can make a person feel self-conscious. Fortunately, at the Boston Center For Facial Rejuvenation (BCFFR), we offer a variety of neck treatment options that can help restore the youthful contour of the neck at any age to help you feel your best.
A neck lift is ideal for those looking to achieve a substantial change in their neck area. This cosmetic surgery can improve skin laxity and underlying muscle tone, and remove excess fat and sagging skin from the lower face. It’s a common choice for people who have lost a significant amount of weight and have loose neck skin that has lost elasticity.
Neck Lift Procedure
For this procedure, your surgeon will make small incisions that stay hidden underneath the chin and behind the ears, allowing access to underlying fat and muscle layers. Then, any excess fat is removed using liposuction or direct excision, while any lax or sagging skin is tightened and repositioned. The muscles in the neck (platysmal bands) are also tightened with internal sutures, helping to refine the jawline. The incisions are then closed with sutures, and dressings are applied. All of this results in a smoother, more contoured appearance. At BCFFR, the procedure is done under local anesthesia or twilight sedation in our private, fully accredited surgical suite. It typically takes one to three hours, depending on the complexity of the surgery.
Recovery from a Neck Lift Surgery
After the procedure, there will be some discomfort along with swelling and bruising which normally subsides in about two weeks. Prescription pain medication might be prescribed. Patients are advised to limit their activity and avoid strenuous activities, exercise, and heavy lifting for the first two weeks. They will also be asked to wear a compression garment or chin strap for several days to support natural healing and provide comfort. As the healing process continues, the new contour of the neck will become more and more apparent.
Benefits of Neck Lift Surgery
The primary goal of this procedure is to create a more youthful, sculpted look by eliminating excess fat and skin from beneath the chin while tightening underlying neck muscles.
Neck lift surgery in Boston, MA offers the following benefits:
- Elimination of excess skin and fat beneath the chin to create a more sculpted look.
- Tightening of underlying neck muscles for improved definition of the jawline and profile.
- Reduction of wrinkles, creases, and fine lines on the neck for a smoother appearance.
- Improvement in confidence and self-esteem.
Non-Surgical Neck Lift Options
Surgical neck lifts are the gold standard for improving the appearance of the neck. However, non-surgical neck lift treatments are a good choice for those who don’t want the downtime or risks associated with surgery and for patients who can’t undergo surgery for medical reasons. A non-surgical approach might appeal to patients who are hesitant to commit to a more permanent change in their appearance.
MyEllevate Suture Lift
A MyEllevate Suture Lift is an excellent option for men and women who would like to have neck contouring without surgery. This innovative treatment uses special threads (sutures) to lift and reposition the skin, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance. It is a minimally-invasive way to tighten the muscles in the neck and define the jawline, which also reduces the wrinkles in those areas. MyEllevate can be a standalone procedure or, for patients with more significant signs of aging, used in combination with other procedures, such as liposuction and mini facelifts, for even more dramatic results.
The MyEllevate Suture Lift Procedure
At BCFFR, our doctors use a local anesthetic to ensure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Once the anesthesia has fully taken effect, your surgeon will make a series of tiny punctures along the treatment area to help guide a lighted needle underneath the skin.Sutures that provide a supportive suspension system will be positioned beneath the skin to keep everything firmly in place, eliminating sagging or fullness around the neck and chin area.
The surgeons at BCFFR use ICLED® light-guided technology to strategically suture underlying tissues without opening the area. ICLED® allows your doctor to know exactly where and how deep to place the sutures to produce safe and natural-looking results.
The MyEllevate Recovery
Most patients experience some mild swelling and bruising following the treatment.Unlike traditional neck lift surgery, there are no incisions or removal of skin, and there is very little post-procedure aftercare and recovery. Most of our patients are able to resume their regular activities in just two days.
Immediate and Long-term Results
MyEllevate can produce dramatic results almost right away that last for years because the sutures that are used to support the overlying tissues are non-absorbable – so they are designed to provide long-term support. Also, the procedure stimulates collagen production which improves the texture and firmness of the skin, helping to maintain the results over time.
More benefits include:
- Minimally invasive with no incisions or scars.
- Rapid healing – typically only two days of downtime.
- Natural-looking results that will last for years..
- Can be combined with other cosmetic procedures for enhanced rejuvenation.
- Increases collagen production, leading to improved skin quality over time.
- Performed in about an hour with local anesthesia
Our surgeons at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation are experienced in performing the MyEllevate Suture Lift procedure and can determine whether it is a good fit for you.
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At the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, we offer several cosmetic neck procedures that will meet each patient’s needs and goals. Our experienced surgeons can customize the procedure to meet each individual’s requirements, using liposuction, tissue excision, or skin tightening techniques and injectable fillers for volume correction. For more information about neck lift procedures or other non-invasive treatments available at BCFFR, please contact us at (617) 712-0907 or fill out our online Contact Us form. We have two offices for your convenience: 69 Newbury Street in Boston and Brookline Place in Brookline.
Boston Neck Lift | Your Questions Answered
A cosmetic neck lift can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a facelift, dermal filler injections, or an eyelid lift. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have the experience and expertise to personalize a plan that will address each of your aesthetic concerns to help you achieve the look you want.
The neck lift cost will vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of correction needed, as not all plastic surgery procedures are exactly the same. For the cost of your procedure, please contact Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation to schedule a private consultation.
Patients as young as 35 opt for neck lifts. Every person’s neck ages at a different rate and many times a person’s neck and face don’t match. If the appearance of your neck is troubling you, then make a consultation appointment with one of our doctors. At the consultation, you will learn whether or not you are a candidate for a neck lift or if a less invasive procedure will benefit you more.
MyEllevate is a safe and effective option for people who have had previous facelifts or aren’t good candidates for surgery; men or women who are concerned about pronounced jowls, excessive submental fullness (double chin), vertical banding (turkey neck), or that are bothered by a lack of definition in their necks and jawlines. Ultimately, those looking for a neck lift procedure and altering the neck muscle will benefit from both immediate and long-term results.
Yes, MyEllevate is a safe and effective procedure for those looking to improve the appearance of their neck area. It utilizes ICLED® light-guided technology, which helps ensure the precise placement of sutures to achieve optimal results while minimizing the risk of complications. The medical professionals at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation prioritize patient satisfaction and safety.