Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after necklift surgeons in Palm Beach. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results with facial plastic surgery. Dr. Rueda’s necklifts make the patient appear younger without creating a “pulled” or “taught” unnatural look. To achieve this effect he uses a special technique that contours the internal neck tissues and muscles; the skin is then contoured on top to achieve a natural and long lasting result. Most of the patient’s undergoing necklift have them in combination with facelift surgery for a full facial rejuvenation. This is usually the case for patients who have developed droopiness of the face and neck. However, necklift alone remains a great procedure for those with skin laxity limited to their neck. Get the look you’ve always dreamed of. If you are located in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, Palm Springs or any other surrounding cities, contact us today to learn more.
There are two main kinds of necklifts: traditional necklift and short incision necklift. Both of them improve neck sagginess, neck bands, and neck wrinkles. However, there are important differences to highlight as not all patients are a candidate for both:
Made and hidden along the posterior hairline, around the earlobe, extended to temple. A separate incision is made and hidden behind the chin crease.
Neck sagging (moderate to severe), wrinkles, and bands.
Made an hidden behind the chin crease.
Neck sagging (mild), wrinkles, and bands.
Although short incision (short-scar) procedures are desired by most patients, the presence of significant drooping, significant neck laxity, or poor skin elasticity makes them non-ideal candidates for this procedure. In both, Dr. Rueda uses a special technique of double layer necklift. The inner superficial neck muscle (Platysma) is contoured to provide optimal shape and correction of internal droopiness. Afterwards Dr. Rueda contours the skin to the deep tissues to achieve natural results.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Patients with neck sagginess, neck bands, and/or neck wrinkles are good candidates for surgery. In your consultation with Dr. Rueda your case is individually analyzed and the best recommendation is made.
Necklift surgery can improve the neck contours of men and woman at any age, however, most patients are between 40-70 years of age. The older the age the more likely a traditional neck lift is needed.
Yes and no. Necklift surgery does not stop the natural aging process even though its known to be very durable. However, because of the procedure, patients neck will always look younger than they would have at any given age if no procedure had been done!
Your necklift surgery will be performed in Precision Plastic Surgery Palm Beach by Dr. Steven Rueda in our office operating room. In very selected cases, the surgery may be performed at a local hospital or ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach.
Yes! In fact many patients choose to have their necklift surgery along with other facial or body cosmetic procedure. In fact, the necklift is frequently combined with facelift and eyelid surgery.
Complications are very rare in necklift surgery as it is a common and very safe procedure. However, although rare, some risks include: bleeding, numbness, infection, and nerve injury.