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All About Neck Lifts

All About Neck Lifts

You’re probably aware of solutions to de-age your face, but if your neck stays as-is, it can make your other cosmetic efforts fall short. Fortunately, a neck lift can get rid of excess skin and fat, helping you look years younger. 

Dr. Norman J. Pastorek specializes in neck lifts and has performed more than 2,500 facial rejuvenation procedures, including both neck lifts and facelifts. With his extensive expertise and the latest technologies — like NASA lightwave treatment to support the healing process — he can help you get ideal results. 

If you’re ready for a younger-looking neck, whether as a standalone procedure or as part of a facelift, you’re probably wondering what the process entails. Let’s take a look. 

What happens during a neck lift

Any neck lift with Dr. Pastorek starts with a consultation with him. This gives him the opportunity to evaluate your neck and your overall health to ensure you’re a good candidate for this procedure.

Assuming you are, Dr. Pastorek can achieve multiple goals during your neck lift. He can remove loose skin under your chin, addressing any jowls you’ve developed. He can also apply liposuction to remove any fat that’s accumulated under your jawline, eliminating a double chin.

At the same time, Dr. Pastorek can use your neck lift to address muscle banding that’s causing unwanted contours in your neck. During the procedure, he can minimize the visibility of your neck’s muscle cords. 

To ensure you get the best results possible, Dr. Pastorek moves any excess skin back behind your ear and removes it there. That way, any scarring — although Dr. Pastorek is extremely adept at minimizing scarring — is hidden behind your ear. Additionally, once he removes your sutures, Dr. Pastorek can apply NASA lightwave treatment to speed your healing. 

A neck lift usually takes a few hours, and you can return home the same day. Plan to take about a week off work. Within roughly one month, your swelling should have fully subsided so you can enjoy the full results of your neck lift. 

Neck lifts alongside facelifts

Some people get a neck lift on its own, but many people choose to do it alongside a facelift. By blending these two procedures into one, Dr. Pastorek can revitalize your appearance from the collar up, helping you look significantly more youthful. Plus, he’s spent years honing skills that allow him to perform these procedures with minimal downtime. 

Whether you want a neck lift on its own or combined with a facelift, Dr. Pastorek talks with you about your cosmetic goals beforehand to ensure he’s achieving your ideal results with the procedure. 

To explore a neck lift for yourself, don’t hesitate to call one of our offices — in Madison, Connecticut, or on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City — or schedule your appointment online today.

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