The neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure designed to tighten the skin of the neck, improving the appearance of loose skin and extra fat deposits.
Neck liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure which improves the appearance of the neck area by removing excess fat deposits.
Submentoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure designed to tighten the skin of the neck in order to improve the appearance of loose skin and excess fat.
The best candidate for a neck lift is a healthy man or women who has good underlying bone architecture and no jowls.
The best candidate for neck liposuction is a healthy man or woman who has good underlying bony architecture, moderate fat, minimal jowls, and no loose skin.
The best candidate for submentoplasty is a healthy man or woman who has good underlying bony architecture and no jowls. The procedure is ideal for patients who do not want to undergo a neck lift but would like to improve the appearance of the neck.
During the consultation, Dr. Naderi will examine your neck, take a thorough medical history, and discuss your goals. A treatment plan will be recommended and all aspects of the procedure explained including the anesthesia, the facility, the recovery, the risks, the costs and so on.
Dr. Naderi performs these procedures at INOVA system hospitals which include Fair Oaks Hospital, Loudoun Hospital, Fairfax Hospital, and Mt. Vernon Hospital.
The procedures may be performed with general anesthesia or MAC (monitored anesthesia care).
For the neck lift, hidden incisions are made within the hairline and inside of the ear for women or in front of the ear for men. To provide the most natural and long-lasting results without a “pulled-back” appearance, Dr. Naderi performs a modified composite lift with SMAS elevation and imbrication, along with platysma suture corset tightening (plication) and liposuction.
For neck liposuction, a very small and hidden incision is made under the chin. Liposuction is then used to gently remove excess fat.
For submentoplasty, a small and well-concealed “T”’ incision is made under the chin and then extra skin and fat are removed.
The neck lift can be completed in about two hours, neck liposuction in about thirty minutes, and submentoplasty in about forty-five minutes to an hour.
The neck lift involves a hidden incision which is camouflaged within the hairline and inside of the ear for women or in front of the ear for men. Neck liposuction involves a very small and hidden incision which is located beneath the chin. Submentoplasty involves a small “T” incision which is hidden under the chin.
The incisions made for these procedures do result in scars, though they tend to be well concealed. Small incisions are made under the chin for neck liposuction and submentoplasty, while the incision for the neck lift is camouflaged within the hairline and inside of the ear for women or in front of the ear for men.
Patients may experience some discomfort which can be controlled with medication.
Some swelling and bruising may occur after all of these procedures. Stitches are usually removed in seven days. Overall recovery will take anywhere from five to ten days depending on the particular procedure.
When will I be able to return to work after undergoing a neck lift, neck liposuction or submentoplasty procedure?
Patients are usually able to return to work within five days after neck liposuction, within five to seven days after submentoplasty, and in about ten days after a neck lift.
Stitches are removed in about seven days after surgery.
What are the risks or complications of the neck lift, neck liposuction and submentoplasty procedures?
All surgery carries potential risks. Those associated with the neck lift, neck liposuction and submentoplasty include bleeding and fluid collection (1-3%).
Insurance typically does not cover these procedures if they’re performed for purely cosmetic purposes, though patients should be sure to check with their own insurance carrier.
Financing is available for many plastic surgery procedures.
Dr. Naderi’s office in Herndon, VA is conveniently located near the following:
- Northern Virginia
- Fairfax county
- Loudoun County
- Tysons corner
- Virginia beach
- Great falls
- Montgomery County
- Howard County
- Baltimore, MD
- Chevy Chase
- White Marsh
- Arundle Mills
- Washington DC
- Washington D.C.
- Adams Morgan
- Pentagon City
- North west
- Falls church