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Neck Lift in Cleveland, OH

Father Time is unfortunately not on our side. In fact, for some, it might feel as if he’s quite vindictive.
For those who want to fight back by reversing the effects that aging has had on their neck skin through cosmetic surgery, Dr. Matt Goldschmidt is the go-to surgeon for neck lifts and more in Cleveland, Ohio.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

In general, the right candidate for neck lift surgery:
  • Is unhappy with the appearance of their neck
  • Is in generally good health
  • Is a non-smoker or is willing to stop smoking before and after the procedure
  • Has realistic expectations for the results

How Is Neck Lift Surgery Performed?

Neck lift surgery can include a set of procedures based upon the patient’s specific needs. These techniques involve removing excess skin and altering neck muscles. Cervicoplasty is the medical term used for recontouring the jawline and neck. It may include a platysmaplasty to help tighten the neck muscles and minimize the banding seen as we age. Neck lifts also can include liposuction to take away excess fat and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Liposuction and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can either be done with surgery or as alternatives to neck lift surgery.

Dr. Goldschmidt’s goal during the operation is to access the paired muscle called the platysma. Sometimes the doctor will elect to suture the muscle in the midline to help rejuvenate the neck. The platysma is the primary cause of the fullness, so many patients complain about this before having the surgery. This is done by making an incision behind the ears and/or under the chin.

What Is My Neck Lift Recovery Like?

Patients should anticipate taking a week off after having cosmetic surgery. Swelling should go down within four to five days. When working with a board-certified cosmetic facial surgeon like Dr. Goldschmidt, there is very little chance for complications during recovery.

Dr. Goldschmidt will prepare you further based on your circumstances once you schedule a consultation.

How Long Do Results From a Neck Lift Last?

You can expect your neck lift results to last between 10 to15 years. You will continue to age post-surgery, which will ultimately impact the results after several years. Still, you will see excellent results for at least a decade.

Frequently Asked Questions About Neck Lift Surgery

Will a neck lift cause scarring?

Like most surgeries, a neck list will require the doctor to make incisions. These incisions cause scarring, but a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon will be thoughtful in their placement so they aren’t too visible. Incisions are made close to the hairline for optimal blending. It’s important to note that these incisions are usually small, which reduces the chances of significant scarring. Any residual scarring will fade over time. You can consider using a scarring cream to speed up the fading process.

Can I get a neck lift revision?

Yes, some doctors will perform a neck lift revision if you are unhappy with your results. Revision surgeries are always more difficult as the doctor has to work with an area that has already been changed, adding some unknowns to the equation. Not to mention that a revision will cost extra money and require additional recovery time.

To reduce the risk of being unhappy with your results and needing a revision, always do your research when choosing a plastic surgeon. Select a doctor that is experienced and has before-and-after photos to show you. Dr. Goldschmidt is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Can I combine my neck lift with other procedures?

Some patients choose to combine their neck lift with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures to reduce costs and bundle up recovery times. A popular option is combining a facelift and a neck lift.

What is the best age for a neck lift?

A neck lift can be performed at any adult age, but it is most common between the ages of 40 and 70.

What risks are associated with neck lift surgery?

All surgeries hold some risks, such as infections, scarring, swelling, numbness, unsatisfactory results, and anesthesia complications.

To reduce risks to the patient, the doctor will examine your current health and medical history during the consultation. If it’s deemed you are at high risk due to health concerns, the doctor will not approve you for the procedure.

For more information about Neck Lift in Cleveland, OH or to schedule your Neck Lift in Cleveland, OH consultation with Dr. Matt Goldschmidt, please call (216) 350-3175.