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Eliminate Excess Skin and Wrinkling with Neck Lift Surgery


Neck Lift – Pittsburgh

Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez

Trust your neck lift procedure to the best-reviewed plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Facial aging is characterized by the descent of tissues, loss of volume, wrinkling, and skin excess.
  • The purpose of the neck lift – Pittsburgh is to reposition the descended tissues and to remove the excess skin. This will create a sharp shape to the aged neck
  • A neck lift is performed under general anesthesia and it is usually completed in 2 to 4 hours.
  • The usual recovery time is one to two weeks.

Neck lift – Pittsburgh – What is it?

Woman smiling with hand on her chin. A neck lift is the rejuvenation of the neck by repositioning the tissues of your neck in a more youthful position. This can be done by using various techniques depending on the severity of the aging changes to your face.

Neck lift – Pittsburgh – How and where is the surgery done?

The Neck lift is done in an accredited AAAASF and state certified facility or in a hospital depending on the length of the procedure. It is done under sedation and local anesthesia, or general anesthesia. The duration of the procedure is about 3:00 to 5 hours. It is done as an outpatient procedure or with one overnight stay.

Neck lift – What decisions do I need to make before my procedure?

Patients who elect to have a neck lift should write down the things that bother you about your neck. Bring that list to the consultation to ReNova to have an open conversation with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez about those concerns. Here is a list of some of the most common concerns that my patients share with me:

  • Jawling
  • Neck bands
  • Neck lack of definition
  • Fat deposits

Neck lift – What is the post-op recovery?

Following your Neck lift, you should plan for the following:

  • 1 -2 weeks off from work if non-physical.
  • No driving while taking narcotic medication.
  • Drains for 3-5 days.
  • Swelling for 4-6 weeks.
  • Exercise: May walk immediately. Resume normal activities at 6 weeks.
  • Follow up appointments after: one week, 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year.

Neck lift – What complications could occur?

Some of the possible complications after a neck lift are:

  • Bleeding (<1%), up to 4-8% in males
  • Wide scarring
  • Infection (<1%)
  • Reaction to the suture material
  • Asymmetries

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