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Certain areas of the body betray our age more than others, and the neck is one such glaring culprit. Loose, drooping skin beneath the jaw can obscure the profile and give the impression of heaviness, lethargy and premature aging. As unappealing fatty tissue builds up in the neck, it takes a toll on even the most attractive of facial features. At ESK, we present arguably the greatest neck lift NYC has to offer.

What Can a Neck Lift Do?

As one of the most efficient and popular surgeries for defying the effects of gravity and time, the neck lift can tone, recondition and revitalize the entire neck region, firming the skin, lifting and tightening the muscles, and reactivating a once youthful, pleasing silhouette. It can be the perfect companion to other age-defying procedures such as the facelift, the brow lift and eyelid surgery. Visit Dr. Kwak for a critically acclaimed neck lift NYC patients have rave about.

Why should clients choose

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Unlike many general plastic surgeons who “do everything,” Dr. Kwak has focused his practice exclusively on the neck and face, honing his skill and talent in this delicate area to produce stunning, natural results. He is double board certified, having undergone the rigorous training and residency requirements for both cosmetic surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). Notably, Dr. Kwak is highly precise and exacting, neither over or under operating, but instead customizing his neck lift procedure to each client’s goals and wishes for their ideal appearance. For these reasons, he is sought out by clients from not only the East Coast, but from all over the world.

What separates the ESK practice is the enormous amount of time Dr. Kwak invests in consultation, taking hours to carefully listen to every client and offer them the clearest picture of what they can expect from their procedure. Dr. Kwak will carefully review your medical history, your unique anatomy and before and after photos you select in order to determine the best course of action for your NYC neck lift. No question or concern is too trivial to be broached, as Dr. Kwak insists on a high degree on patient comfort and communication.

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What to expect from the neck lift procedure

Our Manhattan neck lift procedure is carried out with the use of general anesthesia, skillfully administered by one of Dr. Kwak's friendly and compassionate board-certified anesthesiologists. These surgeries are typically performed either at accredited surgery centers in Manhattan or at an ESK-affiliated hospital in New York City.

While there are various techniques available for tightening and recontouring the neck, such as submentoplasty, cervical lipectomy, and plastysmaplasty, Dr. Kwak primarily utilizes liposuction to achieve the most optimal results. In this approach, excess fat deposits and sagging tissue are removed through a small steel tube, known as a cannula, which accesses the skin's fat layers through a tiny incision. The cannula can be operated manually or can be "power-assisted," allowing for greater precision through automation. This method minimizes the risk of damage or injury to visible, superficial skin layers by targeting the deepest layers of subcutaneous fat. After the fat is suctioned out, the outer skin is then carefully repositioned, resulting in a more refined and attractive profile.

Neck Lift Benefits

There are many benefits associated with a neck lift aside from the slimming effect and a more youthful appearance. As the neck is susceptible to age and other environmental factors, even people who diligently diet and exercise can be left with pockets of fat and excess skin around the neck and jawline that nothing seems to resolve. For many patients, a neck lift will be the only procedure to fully rejuvenate the neck area, relieving feelings of low self-esteem, embarrassment, and a poor body image. Your slimmed neck and defined jawline can dramatically improve your entire facial appearance, allowing you to move forward in your personal and professional life with a higher level of confidence.

A neck lift may be combined with other surgical procedures for total facial rejuvenation. Added procedures such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or brow lift performed in one surgical appointment can reduce your overall recovery time. Non-surgical options such as dermal fillers, fat grafting, skin resurfacing or other non-surgical treatments can be used in conjunction with a neck lift to help create the smooth, fresh, firm look of youth.

Candidates for A Neck Lift

Healthy men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of an aging, saggy, creased and wrinkles neck can turn back the clock with a neck lift. Most patients undergoing this cosmetic procedure are living with one or more of the following issues:

  • Saggy, droopy skin on the neck and along the jawline
  • Pockets of fat under the chin, a double chin, or an undefined, aging jawline
  • Unsightly muscle bands on the neck
  • A “turkey neck” created by excess loose skin, fat, and tissue or vertical bands

The signs of aging have the unfortunate effect of making you appear much older than you are. Although typically affecting people in their forties, fifties, and beyond, younger people who’ve undergone significant weight loss can also experience a loose, unsightly neck area. A neck lift can bring back a youthful harmony to your features, shave years off your appearance and restore a defined, fresh, neck and jawline.

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Recovery from neck lift

NYC neck lift patients can expect to be in and out of the office the same day. Bandages will be applied to help prevent infection and protect the treated areas, and stitches are usually removed within about 7 days. Although pain from the procedure is normally minimal, Dr. Kwak and his expert nurses will provide the proper medications to ensure your greatest comfort during the recovery process. Be sure to keep your head elevated directly after surgery, as this will help reduce your swelling. If possible, you may sleep upright in a reclining chair, or with your head propped up by a pile of pillows. Complete recovery with a return to normal activities and work is usually possible within 2-3 weeks.

Will there be visible scarring?

Incisions from your New York City neck lift are placed in discreet locations to limit the risk of visible scarring. Incisions are skillfully concealed in the hairline and the natural contours of the ears or chin. Dr. Kwak employs delicate and safe surgical techniques to reduce the appearance of scars and typically only a small, thin line will be left, which is virtually undetectable. It is also vital that you adhere to your aftercare instructions to decrease the risk of infection or other complications that could lead to visible scars.

Results of a Neck Lift Procedure

After the initial phase of healing, you will begin to enjoy your slimmer, more refined neck. Dr. Kwak focuses on preserving a natural look without producing a tight, “pulled” appearance. Typical results include:

  • Defined, flattering profile free from jowls
  • Reduced fat under the chin, diminishing the look of a double chin
  • Removal of excess skin, correcting any sagging or drooping
  • Tightened muscle structure for long term results

The results of a neck lift last many years for patients who live a healthy lifestyle, and use the right products to maintain skin quality. A neck lift can help you age gracefully, and maintain a smooth, firm and youthful neck and jaw appearance.

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How can a neck lift improve my overall facial appearance?

A neck lift not only targets sagging skin and muscle laxity in the neck area but also enhances the contour and definition of the jawline. By addressing these issues, it can rejuvenate the lower face, making it appear more youthful and balanced with the upper face.

What is the typical recovery like after a neck lift?

Recovery from a neck lift varies among individuals but generally involves mild swelling and bruising that peaks within the first week and gradually subsides. Patients may need to wear a supportive garment to aid in healing. Most return to work and normal activities within 1-2 weeks, though strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks.

Who is an ideal candidate for a neck lift procedure?

Ideal candidates for a neck lift are generally healthy adults who have concerns about loose skin, excess fat, or muscle banding in the neck area that contribute to an aged or tired appearance. They should have realistic expectations and be committed to following pre and post-operative care instructions provided by their surgeon.

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