Neck Lift

Neck Lift in Columbus, Ohio

A neck lift, or Lower Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. There are a variety of techniques used to accomplish these goals.

If you are ready to book a Neck Lift Procedure with Dr. Christopher Zochowski, contact us today to schedule your consultation!

What Neck Surgery can Treat

  • Excess fat. This can be in the area under the chin called submental fat. The lateral areas of the neck under the border of the mandible or jaw bone many also harbor excess fat.
  • Skin relaxation in the lower face that creates jowls.
  • Loose neck skin
  • Muscle banding in the neck, which creates abnormal contours. This is called platysmas banding.
  • The loss of youthful contours in the face and neck can be due to a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions, weight gain and weight loss, medical conditions and stress.

Some people feel they are not ready for a full facelift because the upper face is still pleasing. However, many patients will note excess wrinkling of the neck skin, a double chin or “turkey wattle” and jowl lines. When the neck is not in harmony with the upper and mid face, a neck lift may be a good solution.

There are many other rejuvenating procedures that can be performed in conjunction with a neck lift depending on the patient’s concerns.

What Neck Lift Surgery can't Do

As a restorative surgery, a neck lift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.

Some patients have a very obtuse neck due to a chin that does not project enough. This can only be improved to a certain extent with a neck lift alone. These patients may require a procedure to move the chin forward such as a sliding genioplasty or a chin implant.

Alternatives to Neck Lift

A neck lift is the gold standard for the aged neck. There are some non-surgical procedures that we can offer when someone is not ready for surgery:

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Neck Lift Frequently Asked Questions

As one of Columbus’ top plastic surgeons, Dr. Zochowki has helped countless men and women refresh their looks with neck lift surgery. Explore some of the top questions we’ve received over the years from patients and be sure to bring your own to your consultation.

While neck lifts are considered the golden standard for treating aging necks, the procedure yields better results for certain patients compared to others. At Zochowski Plastic Surgery, we recommend neck lifts in Columbus, OH, for healthy men or women who are showing signs of a double chin, sagging skin in the lower face or neck, and those whose smooth lower and upper faces do not match aging that has occurred around the neck. 

During the first few days after surgery, patients can expect to experience some swelling and bruising around the lower face and neck. To help minimize these side effects, patients should keep their heads elevated and straight, avoiding any twisting or bending. To keep the incisions clean, our Columbus plastic surgeon will provide you with a list of instructions as well as a schedule for post-op visits. Usually, patients can return to their usual routine within a week of surgery. Any remaining swelling and bruising typically disappear within a week or two post-surgery.

When completed correctly by an experienced surgeon, your neck lift can last anywhere from ten to fifteen years. This depends on several critical factors, including how the patient’s skin ages, how they care for their skin following treatment, and how extensive the initial neck lift procedure was. While everyone’s results may vary, adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and paying closer attention to skincare around the surgical site can help extend your treatment results.

On their own, rhytidectomies are highly effective in reversing signs of aging. When combined with other high caliber surgical treatments, the procedure can be even more effective in shaving years off a person’s appearance. At Zochowski Plastic Surgery, countless patients have combined their Columbus neck lift procedure with a number of other cosmetic treatments, including full or mini faceliftfacial rejuvenationBotox®, and dermal fillers.

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