Neck Lift in La Jolla, CA
Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, accredited by the Joint Commission and awarded the Gold Seal of Approval which reflects our commitment to excellence and quality patient care, offers neck lifts to local residents requiring cosmetic surgery.
Somehow the signs of aging have found their way onto your neck, but your face looks youthful. If this sounds like you, no worries – some people simply age faster on their necks. But what can you do? You don’t need a facelift, but you don’t like the loose, sagging skin on your neck, and in San Diego and La Jolla, turtleneck sweaters are out of the question.
What Is a Neck Lift?
Many factors cause that “wrinkled skin” look on your neck, including aging, weight loss, and heredity. A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that removes the excess skin and fat on your neck, giving you a beautiful and youthful neck that matches your gorgeous face!
Is a Neck Lift Right for Me?
People between the ages of 35 and 70 tend to benefit from a neck lift the most, but Dr. Shumway recommends the procedure to men and women of all ages. If you have asthma or diabetes, Dr. Shumway may recommend other procedures and treatments as neck lifts are generally not recommended for patients with these medical conditions.
Why Choose Dr. Shumway?
Shumway Cosmetic Surgery is dedicated to the aesthetic enhancement of our patients through laser and cosmetic surgery procedures. Our office is conveniently located in beautiful La Jolla, which is in the San Diego area of Southern California.
An expert in his field, Dr. Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS has studied at the nation’s finest medical centers and has taught cosmetic surgery techniques at Duke, UCLA, and UCSD. As a trustee of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, he stresses the importance of close post-operative care, carefully instructing his patients on how to expedite their own healing and recovery.
Dr. Shumway evaluates each patient personally and considers techniques that will provide exceptional results with minimal downtime.
How Is a Neck Lift Performed?
Your neck lift can take between one to three hours, and depending on the extent of the procedure, Dr. Shumway uses either local or general anesthesia. There are a few different techniques that can be used for neck lifts, and Dr. Shumway chooses the one that will best meet your cosmetic goals. Excess skin may be removed, and the underlying muscles may also be tightened and secured with dissolvable sutures. He may also recommend liposuction in conjunction with your neck lift to remove any fatty deposits.
On the Road to Recovery
You will wear a special compression head dressing for one to two weeks, and rest is recommended during your recovery. You may have bruising, swelling, soreness, tightness, and numbness. You should keep your head elevated and avoid wearing shirts that need to be pulled over your head. Dr. Shumway may prescribe pain medications and antibiotics. You will need to take at least two weeks off from work and avoid any strenuous exercise for at least one month.
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost in San Diego and La Jolla, CA?
The cost of your neck lift will depend on the extent of surgery that is needed for your individual anatomy and cosmetic goals. We offer payment plans and work closely with CareCredit™ to help you with the cost of your neck lift.