Conveniently located to serve Charleston and Mt. Pleasant
Patients choose Dr. Sonny O Plastic Surgery & Medspa for their neck lift procedures. Aging of the face and neck begins in our mid 30’s, followed by mild aging in our mid 40’s, moderate aging in our mid 50’s, and advanced aging in our mid 60’s. The neck is often the first place we notice an aged look due to loose skin and wrinkles. Fortunately, Dr. Sonny O can restore a youthful neckline and rejuvenate your appearance by performing a neck lift in Charleston, SC.
Dr. O’s Necklift, Facelift, Mini Necklift Procedure addresses those moderate and advanced aging signs by:
- Redefining Neck and Jowl Line
- Helping remove turkey gobblers
- Refreshing your Look to Help you Look the Way you FEEL*
“Dr. Sonny O provided me with a very natural looking neck lift”
Dr. Sonny O provided me with a very natural looking neck lift. I could not be happier with the results. Dr. O is very caring and wants the best for his patients. He and his staff provided excellent after care. I would recommend Dr. O to anyone considering a cosmetic procedure.Sharon Deroche
Is a neck lift or mini neck lift right for you?
A neck lift can be ideal for those who wish to reduce wrinkling of their neck skin and/or address a symptom commonly known as turkey neck (excess, hanging skin on the neck). The neck lift surgery itself, follows some of the same fundamentals as a facelift by tightening any loose skin and reducing fat in certain areas.
There is no “right age” for who can get a neck lift. Younger patients may undergo the procedure if they are experiencing aesthetic neck issues. Older patients may get it as long as are in good overall health and do not have any medical conditions that might impede recovery.
Ideal candidates have optimistic yet realistic expectations of the surgery’s results and are non-smokers. Smokers will need to quit several weeks before their neck lift surgery.
A neck lift may not be appropriate if you have no skin laxity in the neck and are not willing to take time off to recover from the surgery.
Your Neck Lift Consultation
When you consult with Dr. O, you will discuss your desired neck lift results. He will ask about pre-existing medical conditions and drug allergies, along with past medical treatments and previous surgeries. He will inquire about your current medications and supplements. Dr. O will also ask about use of tobacco, drugs, and alcohol.
Dr. O will examine your face and neck, take measurements, and discuss your options for the neck lift. He will create a surgical plan, discuss potential outcomes and complications, and give you instructions to prepare before and after the surgery.
A neck lift takes around two to four hours and requires either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. O will make incisions behind the ears and/or under the chin. Next, he will perform a combination of neck liposuction, platysmaplasty, and cervicoplasty as needed.
During neck liposuction, excess fat is removed with a cannula. This tool is used to loosen and break up fat cells and to remove them using suction. Platysmaplasty rejoins sagging neck muscles and tightens them. Cervicoplasty involves lifting the skin and trimming excess skin. Finally, Dr. O will close the incisions.
The Recovery Process
You will likely have a bandage and/or surgical drains in place for a day or two. The neck may be swollen or bruised for a few days. It helps to have a soft diet for two days after the surgery and to wear an elastic support garment around the neck for two weeks. Minimize twisting or bending your neck for 10 days or so.
Keep your head elevated above your heart when you sleep for about a week. Avoid doing anything that will cause trauma to the neck and the incisions. Apply sunscreen and avoid prolonged sun exposure while you recover. Take around 10 to 14 days of downtime.
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?
Every neck lift performed by Dr. Sonny O is patient-tailored, so the price of your neck surgery will depend on your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals. The costs associated with your neck lift will be reviewed with you after Dr. Sonny O has determined the best surgical approach for your needs.
Schedule a Consultation for a Neck Lift in Charleston, SC
Is it time for you to get a neck lift or mini neck lift in Charleston, SC? Schedule a consultation with us today to get started.