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Neck Surgery – Liposuction – Platysmaplasty – Scottsdale and Central, AZ area

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Of all cosmetic procedures, Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, believes that neck surgery (with or without neck liposuction) can create a striking improvement for many patients. Also known as platysmaplasty, a neck lift focuses on enhancing the neck area by removing sagging, loose neck skin ("turkey neck"), and fatty deposits. During a consultation with Dr. Williams, he will discuss with you how a neck lift will fine tune your neck line to look younger and tighter.

A neck lift can be combined with other plastic surgery treatments and surgeries at the same time for symmetry, and to help you obtain the look you really desire to achieve. We offer facial rejuvenation treatments as well to help keep your skin looking younger beyond having plastic surgery.

Neck Liposuction

During neck liposuction, a small cannula is used to gently remove fat. It is placed into the skin through a small incision that is made just below the chin. The incision location makes scarring almost completely invisible. Most surgeons use the tumescent ("superwet") liposuction technique during neck liposuction. The neck will be massaged while the fat is being removed to ensure that all fatty pockets have been addressed, and that the neck has a smooth contour. 

Best Candidates

Good candidates are men or women who demonstrate:

  • Localized fat deposits under the chin
  • Looseness of neck muscle and/or neck skin
  • Non-smokers or those who have ceased smoking 2 months prior to the procedure
  • Overall good health

What to Expect

During the initial consultation, we will evaluate the patient’s underlying bone anatomy and make a determination as to whether the chin position and its influence on the appearance of the neck is an issue. This evaluation will help piece together an individual treatment plan. During surgery, an incision is typically made under the chin. If there are fat pockets present, the excess fat will be removed with liposuction. Then, any loose skin is excised and trimmed away. The final step is when the underlying tissue and muscles are pulled tight and the remaining skin re-draped and secured with sutures to produce a more youthful neck appearance.

Neck Surgery Recovery

Swelling and bruising will be present after neck surgery. A compressive neck dressing is used to help control swelling and to help the neck skin adapt to the new neck contour. Most patients can resume modest activity in 2 weeks. A complete recovery from neck surgery typically occurs in about 3 – 4 weeks. This surgery creates a tighter neck that appears softer and younger.

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Neck surgery can result in a gorgeous profile and a younger looking neck for both men and women. It creates especially nice outcomes for weight loss patients where a significant amount of loose skin remains after the weight loss. Call our plastic surgery office today to schedule your consultation and learn more.

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