Neck Lift in Augusta, GA
A neck lift eliminates unsightly wrinkles and sagging skin in the neck, as well as jowls in the jaw line, tightening the throat and chin. At Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Troy Austin, neck lift surgery is performed on male and female residents of Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and nearby areas in Georgia. We are also happy to provide our services to residents of Aiken and the neighboring communities in South Carolina.
What does a Neck Lift accomplish?
A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, tightens the muscles of the throat and chin area, extracts fatty bulges along the jaw line, removes jowls and a double chin, and eliminates sagging skin and the unattractive “turkey neck” effect that is often caused by vertical banding in the skin of the throat region.
How can a Neck Lift take years off my appearance?
Often, the neck is the area that exhibits the most advanced signs of aging, even when the facial appearance remains youthful. If you have sagging bulges in your lower face and are noticing the formation of jowls and/or a double chin, or thin, wrinkled and sagging skin in the throat area causing the unmistakable “turkey wattle” effect, a neck lift can treat all of these conditions, restoring a toned, firm jawline and throat region, and a more sculpted and defined facial profile, imparting a more youthful look to your entire face.
What happens during a Neck Lift procedure?
The neck lift is a safe and simple surgical procedure that is less invasive and complicated than a facelift but produces dramatic results. The neck lift is performed under general anesthesia through small incisions that are hidden in the skin’s natural folds and creases, typically below the chin. Dr. Austin gently pulls and tightens the neck muscles and extracts pockets of fatty tissue, then trims away excess skin, producing a tight, smooth throat contour.
What can I expect after a Neck Lift?
As with any surgical procedure involving anesthesia, we recommend you plan ahead for your recovery period. Ask someone to drive you home after the procedure and provide routine home care for several days while you rest and recover fully. Immediately after the surgery, compressive bandages will be wrapped around your neck and will remain in place for several days to protect sensitive tissue and optimize healing, reducing swelling and discomfort. You will have to keep your head elevated and sleep in an upright position, limiting neck movement as much as possible for a period of about two weeks. After two to three weeks, it is safe to slowly and gradually resume your normal physical activity, and after about four weeks, the full results of your neck lift will be fully visible, and you may participate in regular exercise.
Don’t let the dreaded “turkey neck” effect detract from your appearance. Consider a neck lift at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, where Dr. Troy Austin, a respected board-certified plastic surgeon, provides neck lift and other cosmetic procedures for residents of Augusta, Evans, and Columbia County, as well as adjoining areas in Georgia and South Carolina. Contact us today!