What Is the Difference Between a Neck Lift and Neck Liposuction?

Even if you are diligent about your skin care routine, your neck can be one of the earliest places to reveal signs of aging. If you are self-conscious about skin laxity, muscle banding, and excess fat contributing to the appearance of a double chin or “turkey neck,” Dr. Indeyeva offers neck lift surgery and neck liposuction.

These two procedures share a similar goal – to dramatically improve the contours of your jawline, chin, and neck. However, the approaches differ somewhat. In this post, we’ll provide more details to help you choose which one is right for you.

What Is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of sagging skin, wrinkles, jowls, and muscle banding in the neck area. By removing unwanted skin and fat and tightening weakened muscles, Dr. Indeyeva can restore definition in your neck and jawline.

Neck lift surgery is ideal for people with significant skin laxity, deeply etched wrinkles in the lower face, fat deposits, and rings in the skin around the neck. After administering anesthesia, Dr. Indeyeva will make discreet incisions, through which she will lift and reposition muscles, excise tissues, and tighten your skin. If you wish, you can combine your neck lift surgery with a facelift or brow lift for a more comprehensive rejuvenation.

What Is Neck Liposuction?

Some people are genetically predisposed to accumulate a pocket of excess fat underneath the chin, which can make you look overweight even if you aren’t. Often, this submental fat does not respond to diet and exercise. Neck and chin liposuction is a safe, minimally invasive way to eliminate this fatty deposit, improving the definition of your jawline and neck.

Liposuction involves surgically removing fat from a specific target area through well-hidden incisions that should heal virtually invisibly. Dr. Indeyeva can perform it as an in-office procedure with light sedation and a local anesthetic.

Since neck liposuction only removes unwanted fat and does not address issues like jowls, you may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you have sufficient skin elasticity, which will allow your skin to tighten on its own.

A Refreshed Appearance Awaits You

To determine whether a neck lift or neck liposuction is your ideal solution, your first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Indeyeva. As a fellowship-trained, Double Board-Certified plastic surgeon, she can outline the advantages and potential risks of these two procedures to ensure you have realistic expectations.

Please arrive at your confidential consultation ready to discuss your medical history, including previous illnesses or surgeries you have had, what medications or supplements you regularly take, and what conditions run in your family. Dr. Indeyeva can use this information to determine whether you are healthy enough for surgery.

During your one-on-one time with Dr. Indeyeva, take advantage of the opportunity to ask any questions you have about plastic surgery and how it can benefit you. Be sure you understand what your desired procedure entails, including the recovery timeline of neck surgery and any other aesthetic improvements you choose to make. Get started on your journey to improved self-esteem by scheduling your consultation today.

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