Neck Lift in Los Altos, CA
Aging is often first visualized on the neck, as sagging skin creates folds and oftentimes a change in color. These issues can greatly age you, decreasing your self-confidence and leaving you looking for ways to hide your neck with clothing and accessories. Luckily, a neck lift is a solution which provides lasting results. Located in Los Altos, Mittelman Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD, offers neck lifts for men and women who live in and around San Jose, Palo Alto and the surrounding communities of California.
What is a Neck Lift?
Platysmaplasty, or a neck lift, restores the youthful look of the neck region through tightening the skin and muscles in the area and repositioning them. A neck lift controls the appearance of neck bands and tightens sagging skin located at the jawline to create a defined, firm appearance. A neck lift addresses areas of concern including:
- Fat in the neck
- Sagging skin
- Folds and bands in the neck
- Neck “wattle”
The Neck Lift Procedure
Neck lifts are outpatient procedures, performed under twilight or local anesthesia. To perform the procedure, incisions are made behind the ears, below the chin or in both areas. The neck muscles are tightened and positioned through the incisions while excessive fat and skin are trimmed away and taken out. The skin of the neck is lifted, and the incisions closed to conclude the procedure.
Neck Lift Aftercare
Swelling and bruises are likely after the procedure, and pain relief medication will be offered to control your discomfort. If you receive a dressing following your surgery, it will be taken off in a day or so, and any sutures will be taken out or cut back after one week. Most patients are comfortable going out in public, resuming normal activities after about one week.
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost in San Jose?
At Mittelman Plastic Surgery, our goal is to make facial plastic surgery affordable to all who desire it. We accept major credit cards, cash, and personal checks.
Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on a neck lift or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today. We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.