Certain parts of the body tend to exhibit premature signs of age, and the neck is one of them. If your neck is lined, wrinkled, or saggy, you may be a good candidate for a neck lift, which can leave you feeling renewed and revitalized. Dr. Brad Gandolfi, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, performs restorative and minimally invasive neck lift procedures for patients.

Why People Get a Neck Lift

If your neck is showing some signs of age or increased skin laxity, a neck lift may help. Some of the main concerns a neck lift addresses include:

  • Wrinkles, creases, and lines along the neck
  • Excess fat or sagging skin under the chin or around the neck
  • A loss of contour or definition to the jawline

All of these symptoms can be addressed with a neck lift. With Dr. Gandolfi’s approach, you can enjoy results that look beautiful and natural, not overly surgical.

The Neck Lift Procedure Process Explained

As you consider having a neck lift, you will naturally have some questions about what the surgery is like. While the specifics can vary from patient to patient, here is an overview of what you can expect.

Your experience will begin with a phone call from a member of our team. The purpose of this call will be to discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals, and schedule your consultation. 

During the consultation itself, Dr. Gandolfi will perform a physical evaluation, review images, and talk with you about what you hope to achieve from your neck lift. You will also have a chance to ask questions, and learn more about things like anesthesia options and incision placement. You should expect this consultation to last around half an hour.

Dr. Gandolfi and his team will provide you with directions to help you prepare for your neck lift. These guidelines will typically encompass things like abstaining from smoking, ceasing certain medications, and ensuring that you fast for a few hours before the procedure. You are also welcome to contact the office with any specific questions about surgical preparation.

Your neck lift procedure will begin with your arrival at our surgery center and a friendly welcome from our surgical team. They will walk you to your operating suite, answer any last-minute questions, and administer anesthesia to keep you comfortable.

Traditionally, neck lifts involve small incisions made under the chin or behind the ears. Dr. Gandolfi will talk with you about incision placement in advance, and will take great care to ensure that any scarring is virtually invisible. Dr. Gandolfi will then be able to remove excess skin and fat and reposition the muscle before closing the incision site.

You may also qualify for a minimally invasive neck lift procedure, which Dr. Gandolfi performs with a combination of liposuction, Morpheus8, and BodyTite® applications. This method can offer results on par with a mini facelift, but without being quite as invasive.

Before you are sent home, you will receive all the guidelines you need concerning aftercare, recovery, and cleaning of your incisions. By following these guidelines, you can minimize the visibility of your scarring and promote optimal healing.

Following surgery, your neck will feel tight for several days. You can also expect some bruising, which usually subsides within a week to 10 days. You will need to restrict physical exertion for several weeks, until Dr. Gandolfi tells you that you may resume normal activity.


Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Brad Gandolfi is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with offices in New York City and Englewood, NJ. He specializes in cosmetic surgery and is a member of The Aesthetic Society, a by-invitation-only society for doctors with experience and excellence in cosmetic surgery. He obtained his plastic surgery degree at Duke University Medical Center and spent additional training in facial surgery at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Gandolfi is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Other Things to Consider Before Getting a Neck Lift

Are There Any Risks Involved?

While there is risk associated with any surgery, you can mitigate that risk by choosing a trained and qualified plastic surgeon. Dr. Gandolfi is double board-certified and has ample training in keeping patients safe during surgery.

Will I Need to Request Extensive Time Off from Work?

You will want to allow some time for your body to rest and recover. You should expect to take off at least a week.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Assuming you follow aftercare instructions carefully, and maintain an overall healthy lifestyle, you should be able to extend the results of your neck lift for a long time. Many patients enjoy the results of their neck lifts for a decade or more.

Is it Really Worth It?

Ultimately, it’s up to you to determine whether this is something you really want to do. Most patients who do have a neck lift from Dr. Gandolfi are highly satisfied with the experience.

Excellence in Neck Lifts

Dr. Brad Gandolfi is a highly trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for promoting patient safety and wellbeing. He performs neck lifts using a variety of advanced surgical methods, including minimally invasive options. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Gandolfi, call (212) 287-7211.

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