Is A Neck/Facelift Right For You?

A Neck/Facelift tightens, smooths and defines the neck. Though the procedure is often performed to reverse signs of aging, it can also give a more youthful and toned appearance to younger people who have lost weight or inherited a neck and jaw line that doesn’t suit them.

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Your Consultation and Options

Dr. Koplin is a major innovator in this operation, as he has extensively studied the anatomy of the area, reviewed hundreds of different techniques, and distilled a unique algorithm of surgical treatment options.

He will personally meet with you so that he understands your expectations and desired outcomes for a neck lift. During this initial meeting, Dr. Koplin will examine your neck and perhaps take photographs for him to study. He will explain the techniques for a neck lift and incision placements that will work best for you.

Dr. Koplin will ask you a number of questions about your health, desires, and lifestyle. You’ll also discuss types of anesthesia.

If you have opted for a facelift, liposuction, or chin implant in addition to your neck lift, Dr. Koplin will explain the procedures and discuss your options.

Your Neck Lift Surgical Procedure

General anesthesia is the gold standard for this operation. Under this type of anesthesia, you are fully asleep; there is no pain and no awareness. Alternatively, a neck lift may be performed using local anesthesia and intravenous sedation.

Safety and comfort are always paramount. Your anesthesia provider has a wealth of experience in surgical procedures, safety, and care. You will spend one to two hours in a fully-monitored and state-of-the art recovery room at the surgery center. Your registered nurse will be at your side every moment to attend to your safety and comfort.

Neck Lift Recovery and Convalescence

After your neck lift procedure, you’ll have a dressing applied across the chin or behind the ears (or both) to reduce swelling and discomfort. For the first night only, you may also have a bandage wrapped around your neck and head. Your neck may feel tight as the anesthesia wears off. Patients rarely complain of pain after this operation.

You have several options for recovery: you may choose to have professional care, to stay in a recovery center, or to recover at home. Depending on the extent of the operation, Dr. Koplin may insist that you spend the first night or two in a professional aftercare facility. If you are allowed to recover at home, you must have someone stay with you the first night. We’ll send you home with specific care instructions, as well as information about medications that can aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your overall health, and when to follow-up with Dr. Koplin.

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Reasons you may need
a Neck/Facelift

  • Muscle (“platysma”) bands
  • Loose muscles
  • An obtuse, or poorly formed, angle to the neck
  • Excess or drooping skin, i.e. “turkey neck”
  • Jowls (fatty deposits at the jaw line)
If you plan to have a facelift, you may want to consider a neck lift, too, for a more complete transformation. Neck lifts also work well in conjunction with a chin implant to give your chin and jaw line greater definition.
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Dr. Lawrence Koplin

Attention to detail, expertise in surgical technique, and pioneering work in the area of Natural Fat-Transfer sets Dr. Koplin apart from other surgeons. For nearly 20 years, he has used a combination of these techniques to add natural fullness and shapeliness to areas of the face and body. Fat transfer may add to your result if you are considering a facelift in conjunction with your neck lift.

 

State-of-the-Art Operating Facility

Your custom procedure will be performed in a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility associated with our medical office. We are fully accredited by Medicare and AAAASF, and are held to the same standards as an operating room in a private or university hospital.

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What to expect the first two weeks after a Neck/Facelift:

First Week:

Your dressings may be changed, if needed.
The bandage around your neck and head will typically be removed the day after surgery.
Need to wear a neck garment to maintain good contour of the neckline.
Sleep with your head elevated for one or two weeks.
Keep your head and neck still after a Neck/Face Lift. Avoid turning your head from side to side
Face and neck will get more swollen, and possibly a bit bruised.
Your skin will be numb around the incision and everywhere it may have been moved.
Don’t do too much too soon, but do make sure to walk a bit. It will help you heal faster.
Avoid bending over or lifting heavy objects for the first few weeks after surgery.
Continue to avoid alcohol, aspirin, and ibuprofen for at least a week after surgery.

Second Week and Beyond:

Swelling and bruises will begin to dissipate after about ten days.
Your stitches will be removed about a week after your procedure.
You may notice a temporary change in the way your face moves, or have tightness, tingling, sporadic sharp pains, pulling, burning, or cold sensations. These effects usually subside within the first few weeks.

Final results will be evident in about three to six months.

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Dr. Koplin is a major innovator in this operation, as he has extensively studied the anatomy of the area, reviewed hundreds of different techniques, and distilled a unique algorithm of surgical treatment options.

He will personally meet with you so that he understands your expectations and desired outcomes for a Neck Lift/Facelift. During this initial meeting, Dr. Koplin will examine your neck and perhaps take photographs for him to study. He will explain the techniques for a Neck Lift/Facelift and incision placements that will work best for you.

Dr. Koplin will ask you a number of questions about your health, desires, and lifestyle. You’ll also discuss types of anesthesia.

If you have opted for a Facelift, liposuction, or chin implant in addition to your Neck Lift/Facelift, Dr. Koplin will explain the procedures and discuss your options.

Case Results
Results vary for each individual.

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