Neck lift surgery addresses sagging neck tissues, which gradually develop as a result of the normal aging process. As support mechanisms in the neck loose strength over time, tissues begin to descend and distort the neckline.
Neck lift surgery re-suspends support mechanisms and tightens neck muscles in the midline, restoring a youthful neckline. In experienced hands, neck lift surgery leads to natural and long-lasting results.
Dr. Mashkevich is a UCLA-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, with the experience of performing neck lift surgery in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and New York. He specializes in all types of neck lift surgery, including minimally invasive, office-based, deep plane, and revision.
Yes. During your consultation, we will take your photographs from different angles and use them to simulate how your face would look after neck lift surgery. You will have an opportunity to provide feedback during this process. Your precise surgical plan will be formulated based on the changes you desire and are comfortable with.
A neck lift operation may last anywhere from one to five hours. The variability in time reflects individual differences in the amount of sagging tissue requiring correction. A neck lift operation is always tailored to the individual, and not the other way around, and takes as much time as necessary in order to achieve natural and satisfactory results.
For an office-based neck lift, plan to take about 5-7 days off from work. All other neck lifts typically require about 10-14 days away from work, while swelling and bruising gradually subside. We take special precautions during surgery to minimize swelling and bruising, and ask you to use ice and special creams in the immediate few days that follow. Most patients go home on the day of surgery, and are up and about within 24 – 48 hours. Prior to your operation, we will provide you with a detailed set of instructions from our office, and will remain available 24-7 to answer any questions, should they arise.
During the surgery, you will not feel any pain due to anesthesia and sedation. After the operation, most neck lift patients experience mild to moderate discomfort, and may require prescription pain medications in the first 24-72 hours. Regular Tylenol is typically taken after that time frame, on as needed basis.