Neck Lift in Scottsdale
Sagging skin on the neck is one of the first signs of visible aging. A smooth, contoured neck, and a defined jawline is chacteristic of a youthful appearance, while laxity in the neck with folds and wrinkles is characteristic of an aged appearance. Dr. Ashley Howarth is a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale who specializes in neck lift surgery and helping patients look younger by tightening the skin and tissues of the neck.
What is a neck lift?
A neck lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure to address skin laxity in the neck by removing excess skin and elevating the tissue, creating a smooth, contoured, and youthful appearance. A neck lift is beneficial for both men and women patients that have noticed loose skin in the neck and desire a rejuvenated appearance.
Dr. Ashley Howarth is one of Arizona’s top female plastic surgeons known for her beautiful and natural neck lift results. A neck lift is a great option to rejuvenate your appearance, especially if you experience any of the following conditions:
- Excess skin on the neck that sags, giving a “turkey neck” appearance.
- Lines, wrinkles, folds, and creases on the neck.
- Vertical banding of the central neck.
- Excess fat under the chin, or the appearance of a “double chin.”
Choosing Your Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
Why select Dr. Howarth for your Neck Lift?
Dr. Ashley Howarth has established herself as one of Scottsdale’s top plastic surgeons for cosmetic enhancements on the face and neck. As a plastic surgeon trained at the Mayo Clinic, she has an advanced surgical background in achieving the best surgical results and outcomes for her patients.
Dr. Howarth is one of Scottsdale’s top plastic surgeons for a neck lift because of her compassionate care, obsession with detail, and surgical precision. She understands that sagging skin on the neck can make an individual feel uncomfortable with their appearance and feel prematurely aged. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Howarth specializes in restoring a patient’s youthful self-image, and a few small incisions on the neck can create dramatic rejuvenating results.
Cosmetic Options for the Neck and Face
Neck Lift and Facelift
Many patients considering a neck lift may also consider a facelift during the same procedure. Combining a neck lift and facelift makes sense because the surgical incisions and procedures are very similar, as the muscles and tissues are connected together. Most often when a patient is experience sagging skin and wrinkles in their neck, they also experience sagging cheeks and drooping jowls in their mid face. To create a cohesive rejuvenated and youthful appearance in the face and neck, patients should consider a facelift as a surgical option.
Depending on your needs, jawline contouring with liposuction can be a beneficial option to enhance the appearance of your neck, chin, and jawline. Jawline contouring is a way to sculpt the tissue below the jaw and remove fatty deposits that can give patients the appearance of a double chin. It is an alternative option that is less invasive than a neck lift because there is no surgical excision of skin. Jawline contouring is most likely an option for patients that have unwanted fat without excessive sagging skin.
Non-surgical options for the neck
For patients seeking improvements to wrinkles and laxity on their neck without surgery, there are non-surgical options that may be effective as well, depending on your conditions and goals. Such non-surgical options include:
- Radiofrequency skin tightening is a nonsurgical way to tighten your skin. and eliminate wrinkles. Radiofrequency, or RF, works by heating a deep layer of the skin to stimulate new collagen production.
- Kybella™ and other injectable lipolysis agents that target and eliminate fat cells.
What to Expect with Dr. Howarth at your
Neck Lift Consultation
What is the process for your neck lift consultation in Scottsdale?
If you wish to remove and tighten the excess skin on your neck, the process begins with a consultation with Dr. Howarth. You may request an appointment online or call 480.535.5021. At your consultation, Dr. Howarth will listen to your concerns about your neck and face, examine the skin and tissue on your neck and face, and discuss your goals for your neck lift surgery. If you could benefit from other treatments, Dr. Howarth will make those recommendations as well.
How much does a neck lift cost in Scottsdale?
Your neck lift consultation with Dr. Howarth is your chance to learn about the clinical and surgical aspects of a neck lift. At the conclusion of your consult, our financial coordinator will answer your questions about associated fees and how much a neck lift costs. Since every patient is different, requiring different treatment protocols, we do not provide fee estimates of how much a neck lift costs without a consultation first.
Neck Lift Surgery Process
Am I a candidate for a neck lift?
Patients wishing to achieve tighter skin on their neck may be candidates for neck lift surgery if they are in good overall health and able to tolerate surgery. Dr. Howarth will conduct a physical examination of your face, neck, and medical history to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure.
Patients may be candidates for a neck lift if they have a “turkey neck” appearance of sagging skin, deep wrinkles and lines, vertical bands, or excess fat causing a “double chin” appearance. If you have drooping jowls or excess skin in the face, a facelift may be a recommended option for a more complete youthful rejuvenation.
What should I expect during my procedure?
A neck lift procedure is generally an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia at our surgery center. For your convenience, Dr. Howarth operates at the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center, which is located adjacent to her office. If recommended by Dr. Howarth, you may stay overnight at our comfortable on-site recovery suite.
The surgical extent of the procedure depends on your clinical needs and desired goals. Dr. Howarth utilizes the latest surgical techniques to minimize the length of your neck lift incisions. Post-operative scarring is minimal and neck lift scars are hidden in a crease under your chin, behind your ears, and at your hairline.
What is recovery like after my neck lift surgery?
The first days following neck lift surgery, expect bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Pain and discomfort will be effectively managed with a personalized pain management protocol that we provide each patient.
Sutures are removed within seven days following the procedure, and you will be closely followed by our team to ensure predictable and comfortable healing.
To minimize visible scarring, Dr. Howarth will provide a scar management protocol that when followed can be very effective.