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Any rejuvenation regimen that focuses on the face but fails to address the neck will likely be unsuccessful. The neck is one of the key areas of the body that telegraphs one’s age. When it is firm, toned, and wrinkle-free, the patient appears youthful and radiant. A neck lift can beautifully contour the neck, removing sagging skin while tightening the underlying musculature. 

Why Choose Peak Plastic Surgery Center?

Denver, CO patients have come to rely on Peak Plastic Surgery Center for its outstanding concierge care, luxury amenities, superior aesthetic results, and commitment to safety. From our Fellowship-trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons to our spacious, state-of-the-art practice setting, Peak Plastic Surgery Center delivers a world-class patient experience that exceeds expectations for excellence.

Dr. Garrett Locketz, a skilled, experienced Facial Plastic Surgeon, was educated at among the most elite training institutions in the nation, including Stanford University, UPenn, and NYU, where he completed a sought-after Fellowship with the world-renowned Dr. David Rosenberg, accredited through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. For his artistry and precision, he was honored with the prestigious Carniol Award for Excellence in Facial Plastic Surgery.

What is a Neck Lift?

Sagging, drooping skin in the neck, accompanied by vertical banding, can make a person look older than they might feel on the inside, compromising their self-confidence and quality of life. Neck lift surgery is designed to address these concerns and restore a more youthful, vital appearance. The surgery can enhance definition in the jawline and slim the profile. It is often combined with neck liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of localized fat that do not respond to dieting or exercise. Neck lift surgery is well-paired with a facelift, blepharoplasty, or a brow lift, among other aesthetic treatments. 

How Is A Neck Lift Performed?

Dr. Locketz has a wide array of world-class techniques at his disposal, and he will choose the approach that is best suited to your unique needs and cosmetic goals. A neck lift can firm the skin, tighten vertical muscle bands, and create a more balanced, attractive appearance overall. 

Incisions are carefully hidden within the hairline behind the ears or beneath the chin. Through these small openings, excess skin is removed, and the platysmal bands are firmed. Dr. Lockets may utilize neck liposuction to further sculpt and refine the area. Neck lift surgery typically takes 1-3 hours to perform.

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Benefits

  • Firms and tones sagging skin
  • Combats vertical neck banding
  • Corrects submental fullness
  • Enhances a youthful profile
  • Well-hidden incisions
  • Boosts self-confidence

Candidacy

  • Troubled by sagging skin and vertical bands
  • Seeking long-lasting, natural-looking changes
  • Healthy non-smoker
  • Free from any uncontrolled medical concerns
  • Realistic expectations for improvement rather than perfection

 Recovery

After neck lift surgery, a friend or family member will drive you home and assist you for the first 24-48 hours. Mild soreness, swelling, bruising, and tightness in the neck are common side effects. These tend to peak within the first few days and then gradually subside over the coming weeks. Dr. Locketz will make sure you are comfortable and at ease with prescription medications and a thorough aftercare plan tailored to your unique needs.

After surgery, gentle walks are recommended to help boost circulation, reduce the risk of complications, and elevate your mood. Neck lift patients should refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol for 4-6 weeks after their surgery to prevent healing delays. They should also avoid excessive heat (sun, saunas, hot tubs, etc.), strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, intercourse, using hair dye, and laser treatments until cleared by Dr. Locketz.

Most patients can expect to resume their normal activities, including work or school, within 2-3 weeks. The recovery process is different for each individual, so it is important not to rush yourself when it comes to getting enough rest and relaxation at home. Dr. Locketz remains available to answer any questions and address any concerns that may arise during your recuperation process. 

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