What to expect from the neck lift procedure
Our Manhattan neck lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia, administered by one of Dr. Kwak’s friendly and compassionate board-certified anesthesiologists. Surgeries typically take place at accredited surgery centers in Manhattan, or at an ESK-affiliated hospital in New York City.
While there are several methods of tightening and recontouring the neck, including submentoplasty, cervical lipectomy and plastysmaplasty, Dr. Kwak primarily works with liposuction to achieve the best results. With this approach, excess fat deposits and sagging tissue are evacuated through a small steel tube, or cannula, that accesses the skin’s fat layers via a tiny incision. The cannula can be operated either manually, or can be “power-assisted” which allows greater accuracy through automation. By delving into the deepest layers of subcutaneous fat, the risk of damage or injury to visible, superficial skin layers is minimized. After suctioning out the fat, the outer skin is then re-draped, creating a more slender and attractive profile.