Dr. Vasko was a pleasure to meet and made me feel very comfortable. She spent a lot of time with me explaining my problem and how she could help to fix me up! Her expertise was shown in every aspect! I truly felt that trust from the start!
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift, or lower Rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to restore your neck to a more youthful appearance. A neck lift can achieve many desirable results, including: treating fat and skin relaxation in the lower face that creates jowls, addressing fatty deposits under the chin, rejuvenating loose neck skin, and restoring the natural contours of the neck.
Is a neck lift right for me?
The answer to this question depends on a number of personal factors. The best way to determine if a neck lift is right for you is to meet with one of our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons for a consultation.
What should I expect during my consultation?
At CAPS, the satisfaction of our patients is our priority. That’s why we place a great deal of importance on your consultation. The goal of the consultation is to determine if a neck lift is the right choice for you. During your consultation, your doctor will explain the full procedure to you and will ask you several questions including:
- Why do you want a neck lift?
- What are your expectations for the procedure?
- What is your desired outcome?
- Do you have any medical conditions or drug allergies?
- Are you currently undergoing any medical treatments?
- What is your current use of medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs?
- Have you had any previous surgeries? If so, what were they?
In addition to asking these questions, your Plastic Surgeon will use your consultation to evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors you may have, discuss your neck lift options, examine and measure your neck, take photographs for your medical record, recommend a course of treatment, discuss likely outcomes of a neck lift and any risks or potential complications, and answer your questions.
What should I expect before my neck lift?
Before your neck lift, you may be asked to get lab testing or a medical evaluation, take certain medications or adjust your current medications, stop smoking, and avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements that may increase bleeding.
We will also give you special instructions about what to do the night before and morning of your surgery and regarding your post-operative care and follow-up appointments.
The CAPS team will be constantly available to answer any questions you may have and to help to make your neck lift experience as smooth as possible.
What will happen during my neck lift?
First, you’ll be administered anesthesia. Your Plastic Surgeon will recommend the anesthesia option that is best for you. Then, you’ll go to sleep while your skilled, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and well-trained staff perform the neck lift. The exact procedure will vary depending on your unique needs and desired outcomes. Your doctor can walk you through every step of the procedure during your consultation.
What should I expect after my surgery?
Your doctor will give you instructions regarding your post-operative care. Following these instructions is absolutely vital for the success of your surgery. These instructions will include ensuring that your surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during your recovery. Your doctor will also instruct you regarding the proper care of the surgical site, the use of medications to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, and your overall follow-up care.
What will my results be like?
The results of a neck lift are long-lasting, and you can expect to see a rejuvenated, younger-looking neck in the mirror after you have healed from your surgery. The experience, education, and skill of our Plastic Surgeons enable them to perform neck lifts with the precision that is required for optimal results.
Dr. Heck is extremely courteous and professional and puts a patient at ease quickly. There was no doubt I was in very capable hands.
Financing my procedure
Special financing every time you use it. Low monthly payment options. No up-front costs or pre-payment penalties. To learn more about financing your procedure, please visit our financing page.