How Long is Recovery From a Neck Lift?

We all understand that we can only achieve a healthy and toned body thanks to a balanced lifestyle, healthy diet, and regular exercise. But there will always be some parts of your body that seem to remain unaffected by your efforts. 

Our neck, submental area, and jawline are some of these parts. And, as we age, sagging skin, wrinkles, and lines can make any imperfection more visible. While aging is a natural process, Dr. Vitolo believes that offering patients a method to address advanced aging can positively affect their self-confidence, appearance, and comfort. 

World-class cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Vitolo specializes in innovative neck lift techniques that allow you to rediscover the natural, youthful beauty of your facial features without long downtimes or extensive scarring.

*Individual results may vary

Neck Lift Overview

If you have noticed that lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin have cast a shadow over the natural beauty of your facial features, a neck lift – especially when combined with a facelift – can help you reach your aesthetic goals. 

At Dr. In Vitolo’s practice, a traditional neck lift is performed in HIS state-of-the-art facilities and using cutting-edge technology. Dr. Vitolo’s board certified anesthesiologist will administer a general anesthetic. Depending on the type of surgery to be performed the surgery usually takes between one to three hours. By doing so, Dr. Vitolo will reshape your neck, repair neck muscles, and design a more defined, smoother, and more youthful contour for your neck.

The recovery time after a neck lift varies from patient to patient, but most of Dr. Vitolo’s clients can expect a rapid return to normal within a few days to a week or so.

Types of Neck Lift

While traditional neck lifts have been around for years, there are also minimally-invasive, scar less alternatives. During your first consultation with Dr. Vitolo, you will be able to discover more of the options available to you. 

Sling Neck Lift

Sling neck lift is an extremely efficient alternative to traditional neck lifts. However, unlike these procedures, Sling neck lifts are minimally invasive treatments that don’t involve  LONG INcisions or extensive scarring. 

During a Sling neck lift, Dr. Vitolo will perform two small incisions, one behind each ear. He will then pass an extremely fine suture in a tunnel created under the neck, the extremities of which are secured to the strong tissue behind the ears. Sling neck lifts are extremely long-lasting and efficiently deliver a clean neck contour.

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Recovery From the Sling Neck Lift 

In this new minimally invasive neck lift procedure, Dr. Vitolo does not remove any skin to tighten the neck. Rather, the surgery focuses on removing the excess fat that may create the looks of jowls or a double chin using liposculpture.

If you have good skin laxity but want to treat the appearance of jowls, the Sling Neck Lift may be the best choice for you. You’ll only need to wear a compression garment for two to three days after the surgery; after this time, you can return to your normal activities.

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Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about Scar Less and sling neck lift options?

Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo at his plastic surgery practice by filling out the consultation form on this page or by calling 718-619-8869 to get more information or to make an appointment at one of his 3 offices. 

During this difficult time of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic we have taken precautions to protect our patients and staff from danger.Dr Vitolo is offering complimentary Virtual Consultations on your computer,smartphone or tablet for all procedures. To request a consultation with Dr. Vitolo call 718-619-8869.

Dr. Vitolo serves the greater New York Metropolitan area including Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.

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