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Neck Lift

About Neck Lift Surgery

A neck lift in Carmel is a plastic surgery procedure that is done to remove extra skin and fat from the neck while tightening sagging skin and muscles. This procedure provides patients with a more toned and youthful profile.

Reasons for Getting a Neck Lift

This type of neck plastic surgery takes care of the following issues:

This procedure is often paired with a facelift to create more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Before Your Neck Lift Procedure

Before you decide to have neck lift surgery, you will have to schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon. Disclosing your full medical history will help your plastic surgeon ensure that the surgery is right for you. This will include discussing your general health, the condition of your skin, your tendency to scar, and any allergies or past procedures.

You will need to clearly communicate your aesthetic needs and goals for the procedure. You may also be able to look over neck lift before and after photos from past patients. This is done so that you can get an idea of your potential results.
You will have to stop smoking six weeks before the procedure, since smoking negatively affects the health of the skin tissues and can lead to complications. You will also need to abstain from taking NSAIDs like Ibuprofen and aspirin, since this can increase your chances of bleeding.

The Neck Lift Procedure

Neck lift surgery takes a few hours to complete. It is usually performed under a general anesthetic. Once this takes effect, the surgeon makes minute incisions behind the ears and/or beneath the chin.

The sagging platysma muscles are cinched and sewn tightly with internal sutures. The surgeon very meticulously trims the extra skin away with a scalpel (a process called excision) and tightens the remaining skin. Additionally, liposuction is performed to remove excess fat.

Finally, incisions are closed using sutures. A pressure bandage will be applied around the head and surrounding the area of the chin. Drains will be placed, too, as there may be excess bleeding and fluid.

Neck Lift Recovery

Each patient’s recovery process depends on the exact type of neck lift performed. While some cases require liposuction, skin excision, and muscle tightening, many only require one or two of these techniques. This affects the required recovery time.
Swelling and bruising may be evident for up to a few weeks and will subside as healing progresses. Keeping your head and neck elevated helps to address these issues, as do cold compresses.
Time off from work will be required, and patients must avoid physically taxing activities like heavy exercise routines and sports. Once all healing is complete, patients can enjoy their full results.

Neck Lift Cost

When considering the overall cost of a neck lift surgery, many factors are taken into account. The time needed to perform the procedure, the amount of tissue removed, and the techniques employed all impact the final price.

Set Up a Consultation

Contact My Plastic Surgery Group to learn more about the neck lift in Carmel and what it can do for you. Schedule your informative consultation today.

Denise Reister
Denise Reister
18 January 2024
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Peggy Brennan
18 January 2024
Samantha was wonderful. She definitely knew what she was doing and was also friendly & personable.
jennifer foltz
jennifer foltz
17 January 2024
The staff is always friendly, professional, and accommodating. Dr. Akers is to the point but listens intently to any concerns (as does the PA!)
15 January 2024
I recently went for a consultation and the staff was very friendly. Dr. Akers was very nice, polite, professional, and respectful. He explained everything really well of what to expect with the procedure I’m interested in. I was very pleased.
Angie Duzan
Angie Duzan
12 January 2024
I had my consultation with Dr Akers. The office staff and the doctor are all so very friendly. They made me feel very comfortable..I have never felt so welcome in a doctor office as I do with Myplastic surgery group. They are all friendly,knowledgeable on procedures and helpful! Dr. Akers is just the most down to earth doctor I have ever met. I travel from Bloomington and will do it every time.I highly recommend this place. They offer a variety of services! Angie Duzan
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Amanda Westfall
11 January 2024
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Cheryl OBrien
10 January 2024
I am very pleased with my results of having a tummy tuck with Dr Aker. I am 4 months post op. The before and after pics are astounding! His office staff are always friendly and make sure that I have all my questions answered. I'm so glad that I chose this doctor. I had a great experience overall.
marisol Goodan
marisol Goodan
9 January 2024
Great overall first experience with my consultation. Dr Reddy and the staff were very professional, knowledgeable and answered all my questions thoroughly.

Meet Dr. Aker

Dr. Aker, an Indianapolis plastic surgeon affiliated with several area hospitals, has lectured and is published widely on a variety of plastic surgery topics. Dr. Aker brought several new techniques in cosmetic surgery to Indianapolis and Carmel including the endoscopic breast augmentation (“endo aug”) and Asian eyelid surgery.

Meet Dr. Reddy

After completing her undergraduate degree at Lehigh University, Dr. Reddy earned her medical doctorate degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She went on to complete an accredited transitional year internship and ophthalmology residency at the highly regarded Emory University, where she distinguished herself as a highly skilled surgeon, having received her surgical training from world-renowned mentors at the Emory Eye Center, one of the top training programs institutions in the country.

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