Cosmetic Surgery


Your age shows on your neck perhaps more than on any other place of your body. A sagging, wrinkling turkey wattle can add years and years to someone who would otherwise still appear youthful. A neck lift can take decades off of your face, and it is a safe and well accepted cosmetic procedure, though less well-known than other face lift procedures. For a gentler change, Sofwave skin tightening can help tighten the skin and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles of this delicate skin.

Neck Lift FAQs

What To Expect
A normal neck lift surgery may take between 1-4 hours, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Discuss with your surgeon what type of anesthetic will be the best option for you. Most surgeons will require that if you choose a local anesthetic, that you take pain medication and an anti-anxiety medication prior to the surgery.

You will need to bring along a friend or family member to take you home following the surgery. If you have the full neck lift you will also require someone to be with you the full 24 hours following the surgery. On the day of your procedure, prepare a ‘sick bay’ in which you may recover. Stock this area with pillows, blankets, a phone within your reach, gauze and bandages, a thermometer, ice packs, and comfortable clothing that will not need to be pulled over your head, but instead, button up the front.

Recovery time is usually between 10 and 14 days. During this time it will be important that you do not participate in activities that require exertion. Rather, you should rest as much as possible. You will experience bruising, swelling, and moderate pain that may be controlled with oral medications, in addition to a feeling of tightness as you heal. Your doctor will advise you on what activities may be enjoyed, possible dietary restrictions, and pain management. You must not smoke for four weeks prior to and four weeks following the surgery. If you will require smoking cessation prescriptions, discuss this with your cosmetic surgeon during your initial consultation.

How do I decide which option is best for me?
The best way to determine which treatment option is right for you is to consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, such as Dr. Bryan McIntosh, who will provide you with a personalized treatment plan, and whose staff will assist you in every step of pre-treatment, the procedure, and recovery.