When an individual is considering a neck lift cosmetic surgery procedure, their first step should be to identify the most suitable neck lift surgeon and seek an initial consultation.
During this consultation, the surgeon will determine the patient’s candidacy after assessing their general health, skin laxity and fat tissue in the neck area, facial profile, and their unique cosmetic goals.
Dr. Eric Yavrouian is a fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon as well as a board certified otolaryngologist providing various cosmetic procedures for the face, neck and other areas.
Dr. Yavrouian will recommend neck lift to suitable candidates who can meet their personal cosmetic goals with this surgery. He provides neck lift to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.
Women and men between the ages of 40 and 70 commonly seek neck lift surgery. An ideal candidate would be in good general health to sustain anesthesia and surgery, and would have one or more of the following attributes related to the neck:
- Sagging neck skin, commonly called turkey wattle neck
- Neck skin damaged due to sun and environmental exposure
- Excess fat deposits under the chin, giving the effect of a double chin
- Wide jowls because of fatty tissue or excess skin under the jaws
- Significant wrinkles and folds in the neck
While determining the patient’s candidacy for neck lift cosmetic surgery, the surgeon will evaluate the skin quality and degree of laxity in the neck area. Ideal candidates would have some amount of skin elasticity in the neck in order to attain best results.
The neck lift procedure involves substantive stretching of the skin, and the skin should have the necessary elasticity to be able to withstand that. Therefore, some older patients with excessive skin laxity may not be ideal candidates for neck lift.
Candidates with a positive mindset, clear cosmetic priorities and reasonable expectations will typically make good candidates for neck lift surgery. They should be aware of the post-op downtime involved in the procedure, and be prepared to stay at home for a few days to allow for initial healing.
A good candidate will be committed to the preparation as well as recovery steps as per the surgeon’s guidelines. They should be prepared to disclose information about smoking or other specific lifestyle issues, currently used medications and underlying medical conditions, if any, in order to determine their candidacy.
Successful and percipient facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other cities and communities in Southern California for a neck lift.
Correction of Specific Flaws
A neck lift is more appropriate candidates who want to get rid of the appearance of loose bands of fat and skin that may have occurred over the years. The procedure is also designed to accentuate the jaw contour and reduce the jowly appearance. A neck lift can give the impression of a reduced weight in the facial and neck region, but candidates should be aware that a neck lift is not a weight loss surgery.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.