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Neck Lift Surgery Cleveland

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What is a neck lift?

Neck Lift in Cleveland

Also known as platysmaplasty, a neck lift is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of sagging skin around the upper neck and under the chin. It also improves the skin laxity under the jawline (known as “jowls”). This unwanted look on the neck is often one of the complaints of people with a fleshy neck. Some people who have neck banding, or more commonly known as a “turkey wattle”, resort to this procedure as well.

What can I expect from a neck lift?

Neck Lift Patients in Cleveland
Real Dr. Totonchi Patient, Before & After Neck lift

A neck lift can consist of different procedures to be able to achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals. These procedures may include:

  • Removal of excess skin
  • Liposuction or surgical excision of the fat to reduce excess fat in this area
  • Thigtenning the underlying muscles in the neck

What can I expect during my neck lift consultation?

Your consultation with Dr. Totonchi will focus on the problem you want to be addressed. It is important that you go over your goals with the doctor in order to determine the options that suit your specific needs. During this consultation, Dr. Totonchi will also discuss the type of anesthesia to be used during the procedure.

How is neck lift performed?

In the presence of excess skin in the neck area, Dr. Totonchi may recommend a neck lift, which involves making incisions under your chin or in the area around the ears. At times, both areas will be incised to gain access to the platysma, a neck muscle to pull and thigten the muscle and also remove the excess tissue. Excess fat alsocan be removed using this access point to further improve the neck contour.

In patients with significant laxity, a facelift procedure is a great addition to the neck lift procedure and most of the time, combination of these is beneficial to maximize the results and improve the face contour as well.

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What should I expect after my neck lift?

Patients who have undergone a neck lift usually experience swelling and bruising in the treated areas, particularly in the neck and in the lower face. These symptoms will take its toll on the third day but will fade thereafter. Dr. Totonchi usually advises his patients to take a couple of weeks off from work and other strenuous activities while they are still recovering.

For several weeks, the swelling may persist and you might not appreciate the results of your neck lift surgery yet. However, you should begin to see significant results after a week or so following surgery. These results may not last forever, as even cosmetic surgery cannot stop the effects of aging.

Male vs Female Neck Lift

When it comes to cosmetic improvements such as neck lifts, men and women often place importance on different aspects of their improvement. For example, men may prefer a sharper profile, while an ideal neck lift result for a woman may be a refined yet softer appearance. During your initial consultation, you will be able to share your aesthetic goals with Dr. Totonchi, who will ensure his approach to your surgery aligns with your needs.

Neck Lift vs Facelift

While many patients who are considering neck lift may also be curious about the facelift procedure, the two procedures have key differences. While a neck lift creates a more youthful, contoured appearance of the neck, facelift targets the upper face, lower face, or both, depending on the needs of the patient. If you have lax facial skin, jowls, sagging skin on your cheeks, or deep creases between your nose or in the corners of your mouth, a facelift can address those concerns.

Neck Lift Results

The final results from a neck lift appear after all swelling has subsided. After recovery, patients can expect a smooth, slim neck profile. Neck lift patients generally enjoy their results for years.

Why Choose Totonchi Plastic Surgery

Neck lift surgery comes with several important choices, including selecting a qualified surgeon. Esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. Totonchi has the extensive training and years of experience necessary to create beautiful, natural-looking results. Along with his compassionate and skilled team, he is committed to delivering outstanding patient care.

Dr. Totonchi performs his neck and face lift procedures in multiple layers: the skin layer is lifted to improve the skin laxity and deep planes like muscle, and SMAS is lifted to ensure longevity of the procedure and improve deeper lines like nasolabial folds. Deep plane dissection is very important in the neck area to get sharper neck lines and improve the saggy skin and muscles. Frequently, face and neck lift are combined with laser resurfacing and skin care products to improve the very fine lines and quality and texture of the skin.


Can I get similar results without surgery?

There are several treatment options at Totonchi Plastic Surgery that can produce beautiful results. We currently offer noninvasive, minimally invasive, and surgical. Dr. Totonchi’s patients who are interested in achieving the most dramatic results often benefit the most from surgery.

What can I do to maintain my results?

While a neck lift will not stop the body’s natural aging process, it can help you look younger longer. To maintain your new, rejuvenated appearance, consider incorporating medical grade skin care. Practicing healthy lifestyle choices, using daily sun protection and incorporating antiaging products into your daily routine.

Can a neck lift be combined with other treatments?

It is common for patients who are pursuing neck lift surgery to have cosmetic concerns about other parts of their bodies that have started exhibiting signs of aging. Fortunately, neck lift surgery can often be combined with other cosmetic treatments, which may be ideal for patients who are interested in achieving a more comprehensive result. Dr. Totonchi offers skin resurfacing, lasers, fat grafting as well as a variety of body treatments.

Am I a good candidate for a neck lift?

The best way to find out if you are an ideal candidate for neck lift surgery is to meet with a skilled plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Totonchi, for a consultation. Typically, neck lift candidates should enjoy good health. Candidates should also be non-smokers, as it can hinder recovery and increase the risk of complications. Additionally, neck lift candidates have:

  • Excess fat in the neck area
  • Bothersome bands on the neck
  • Sagging skin on the neck
  • Realistic expectations

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Cleveland, OH 44109
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