Neck Lift

In Chicago

PROCEDURE TIME
4-6 HOURS
RECOVERY TIME
12-21 DAYS

If you find the changes in your skin, such as sagging or the emergence of a double chin, affect how you feel about your look, it's natural to feel a bit less confident. By erasing some of the telltale signs of aging, a neck lift can rejuvenate your appearance, boosting confidence. At Impressions Face + Body clinic in Chicago, we understand how important it is that your outer beauty reflects your inner vitality.

Neck Lift in Chicago

A neck lift isn’t just a surgical procedure; it is a physical transformation that can significantly affect how you feel about your appearance. At Impressions Face + Body Clinic in Chicago, we take pride in working with you to bring about the metamorphosis of your dreams. The experience and expertise of our medical team, led by renowned surgeon Dr. Dayan, ensure beautiful and natural-looking results.

What Is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that targets tightening tissues in the lower face alongside the neck. This surgery eliminates vertical banding, excess submental fat, a double chin, sagging skin, and wrinkles on the neck. Dr. Steven Dayan has years of experience treating all patients with excess skin, restoring a beautiful, natural-looking, and youthful neck.

Neck Lift Before & After Gallery

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Chicago’s Trusted Neck Lift Surgeon

Dr. Dayan and his team at Impressions Face + Body are dedicated to providing beautiful and natural-looking neck contouring results safely and practiced through customized cosmetic techniques. Our treatments personalize your neck lift based on your individual needs and desires and constantly communicate with you from the first consultation to aftercare.

Dr. Steven Dayan

Dr. Steven Dayan, a distinguished facial plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience, has successfully guided over 50,000 patients along their aesthetic journeys. An acclaimed New York Times best-selling author of six books on beauty and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Dayan is also at the forefront of medical advancements as the founder of DeNova Research. At Impressions Face + Body clinic in Chicago, he upholds a commitment to excellence, ensuring that every patient experiences the pinnacle of care.

Dr. Caughlin

Dr. Benjamin Caughlin has revolutionized facial aesthetics, introducing signature procedures like Cheekago™ and The Face BBL™ that are reshaping the industry. Embracing the motto "Not Your Mom's Plastic Surgeon," Dr. Caughlin stands out with an approach that's innovative, bold, and unmistakably original. His acclaimed techniques have not only captured the attention of a global clientele but have also been celebrated in top medical journals as benchmarks of surgical excellence.

Renowned for his expertise in refining facial contours through buccal fat pad reduction and jawline sculpting, Dr. Caughlin's name is synonymous with artful precision and groundbreaking results. His practice has become a beacon for those seeking transformative outcomes, drawing patients from around the globe eager to experience his visionary methods.

What to Expect for Your Neck Lift Procedure

At Impressions Face + Body, it's not solely about the results; it's about accompanying you on every step of your transformative path.

Your Neck Lift Consultation

At Impressions Face + Body clinic, your neck lift journey begins with an in-depth consultation. Here, we focus on your aspirations and explore the spectrum of rejuvenation options while transparently discussing potential risks. Our surgeon meticulously examines measures and photographs your facial and neck structure, complemented by a thorough health assessment to confirm your candidacy for the procedure. We encourage you to use this opportunity to voice any inquiries or concerns about the surgery, ensuring you understand the process, risks, and investment involved.

How to Prepare for Your Neck Lift

Before your surgery at Impressions Face + Body, the medical team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare. This may include undergoing additional medical tests, adjusting medications, and avoiding certain painkillers or herbal supplements. It's important to stop smoking and drinking before the surgery, as they can impair healing. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, which means you can go home after a brief observation period. However, you won't be able to drive yourself home, so make sure someone is available to take you.

During Your Neck Lift Procedure

As part of your procedure, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the area. The entire process usually takes two to three hours. Dr. Dayan will make three incisions in specific areas easily concealed with hair or makeup. These incisions will be made behind each ear and one beneath the ear, allowing Dr. Dayan to access the chin and tighten the skin and tissues in the neck. After trimming excess skin, the remaining skin will be sutured for a smoother neck contour.

Like all invasive surgeries, minor scarring should be expected; however, due to Dr. Dayan’s advanced techniques and years of expertise, all incisions made during a neck lift are placed strategically in easy-to-conceal locations such as under the chin and behind the ears. As a result, any scarring that does develop is not readily visible and tends to fade with time.

Neck Lift Aftercare & Recovery Timeline

Following your neck lift procedure, it is common to experience slight discomfort in the days following your surgery. During this time, patients must rest comfortably with their heads elevated. Preparing a recovery room in your home is one of the most important things you can do to prepare for your procedure. Depending on your condition, you should be able to return to normal activities and work within a week to 10 days. However, you must avoid extensive physical activity for at least two weeks or until Dr. Dayan has cleared you. In the event of any complications, Impressions Face + Body is available day or night for patients to contact.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

To be a candidate for neck lift surgery in Chicago, you must be a non-smoker in good overall health with no medical conditions that may interfere with the healing process. It's important to understand that while the surgery can restore a more youthful appearance, it cannot stop the aging process or drastically alter your appearance. Therefore, it's crucial to have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery.

Neck Lift Benefits

There are various benefits to neck lift surgery from our practice for both men and women looking for a more defined and youthful appearance. Dr. Dayan’s advanced techniques are specially designed to rejuvenate the neck for a natural-looking improvement tailored to each patient’s unique goals and anatomy. In addition to forming a more refined neck and facial contour, neck lift surgery in Chicago will:

  • Smooth wrinkles in the neck
  • Maintain a natural appearance
  • Lessen the appearance of jowls
  • Reduce sagging neck skin
  • Minimize a double chin
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost in Chicago?
The cost of a neck lift in Chicago is determined by a number of factors, including the experience and expertise of the surgeon, the location of the practice, the extent of the surgery, and the type of anesthesia used.
How Painful Is a Neck Lift?
During the procedure itself, you are not likely to feel any pain thanks to the anesthesia. After the surgery, particularly while there is still bruising and swelling, you might experience pain or discomfort. If you are concerned about pain, speak to our team about developing an individualized pain management plan to help you during the recovery period.
Are There any Neck Lift Risks?

As with any surgery, a neck lift procedure comes with risks. It is important to understand these risks so you can make an informed decision about whether or not you want the surgery. Neck lift surgery risks include:

  • Risks related to anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Damage to nerves or skin
  • Rare risk of deep venous thrombosis or cardiac complications
  • Poor wound healing, prolonged swelling, or fluid accumulation
  • Persistent pain
  • Noticeable scarring or unsatisfactory outcomes
How Long Do Neck Lift Results Last?
Typically, the results of a neck lift can last for 12 to 15 years, but the longevity varies from person to person. You may require another platysmaplasty to maintain your self-confidence after that time.
What Procedures Pair Well with a Neck Lift?
Neck lift surgeries are commonly performed alongside facelifts or mini-facelifts for maximum results. This combination assists in maintaining a healthy and youthful balance between the neck and face, ensuring that one doesn’t stand out more than the other. Facelift surgery uses incisions similar to a neck lift, so it is a natural combination procedure. Other combinations include eyelid surgery and forehead lifts.
What Is a Deep Plane Neck Lift?
A more invasive procedure than a traditional neck lift, a deep plane neck lift focuses on the deeper layers of tissue in the neck. The surgeon will lift and tighten the muscles and connective tissues, and this can yield more dramatic results.
When Can You Exercise After a Neck Lift?

Most doctors will recommend waiting at least two weeks after surgery before you can start doing any type of exercise. However, it is important to note that the specific amount of time will depend on the extent of your surgery and the rate at which you heal. Be sure to check with your surgeon before you resume any kind of exercise.

It's important to note that individuals with physically demanding jobs may need up to two weeks off after surgery. It's crucial to understand that you should avoid lifting anything weighing over 10 pounds for at least six weeks following the procedure. If you frequently lift objects over 10 pounds at work, try to perform lighter duties for the first month when you return.

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