Necklift

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. 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.

What can Necklift surgery correct

Neck sagging

As people age the elasticity and strength of the skin and soft tissue of the neck weakens. As gravity continues to pull, the tissue of the neck then droops under its own weight. Necklift surgery allows repositioning and removal of excess saggy skin.

Neck lines and bands

Laxity of the platysma muscle and other deeper structures creates vertical neck bands, also called platysmal bands. Necklift surgery done by Dr. Rueda directly addresses the muscle laxity and contours it to eliminate the presence of bands.

Neck wrinkles

Although wrinkles in the neck have many causes including collagen loss, sun damage, and muscle activity, necklift surgery can help reduce or eliminate some wrinkling. Some of this occurs from removal of wrinkled skin, but most of it occurs as a consequence of skin repositioning.

Neck lines and bands

Laxity of the platysma muscle and other deeper structures creates vertical neck bands, also called platysmal bands. Necklift surgery done by Dr. Rueda directly addresses the muscle laxity and contours it to eliminate the presence of bands.

Neck wrinkles

Although wrinkles in the neck have many causes including collagen loss, sun damage, and muscle activity, necklift surgery can help reduce or eliminate some wrinkling. Some of this occurs from removal of wrinkled skin, but most of it occurs as a consequence of skin repositioning.

What can Necklift surgery correct

Neck sagging

As people age the elasticity and strength of the skin and soft tissue of the neck weakens. As gravity continues to pull, the tissue of the neck then droops under its own weight. Necklift surgery allows repositioning and removal of excess saggy skin.

Neck lines and bands

Laxity of the platysma muscle and other deeper structures creates vertical neck bands, also called platysmal bands. Necklift surgery done by Dr. Rueda directly addresses the muscle laxity and contours it to eliminate the presence of bands.

Neck wrinkles

Although wrinkles in the neck have many causes including collagen loss, sun damage, and muscle activity, necklift surgery can help reduce or eliminate some wrinkling. Some of this occurs from removal of wrinkled skin, but most of it occurs as a consequence of skin repositioning.

Neck lines and bands

Laxity of the platysma muscle and other deeper structures creates vertical neck bands, also called platysmal bands. Necklift surgery done by Dr. Rueda directly addresses the muscle laxity and contours it to eliminate the presence of bands.

Neck wrinkles

Although wrinkles in the neck have many causes including collagen loss, sun damage, and muscle activity, necklift surgery can help reduce or eliminate some wrinkling. Some of this occurs from removal of wrinkled skin, but most of it occurs as a consequence of skin repositioning.

Necklift procedure

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:

Incisions

Made and hidden along the posterior hairline, around the earlobe, extended to temple. A separate incision is made and hidden behind the chin crease.

Areas Treated

Neck sagging (moderate to severe), wrinkles, and bands.

Incisions

Made an hidden behind the chin crease.

Areas Treated

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.

RECOVERY AND DOWNTIME

This is an ambulatory procedure, where you get to go home the same day. Most patients are actually surprised at having less discomfort than they expected. There is tightness, swelling and bruising for first few days after surgery. Usually a bandage and drain are removed in a day or two and patients are free to shower then.

Most patients generally return to work in 1-2 weeks. Exercise is not allowed until 3 weeks after the surgery.

The cost of a necklift varies from patient to patient depending on the type of technique needed, anesthesia time, and surgical time. At Precision, we make sure we provide you with an accurate personalized price that will cover all costs needed for you to obtain a fantastic result.

Why choose precision plastic surgery for your Necklift

Dr. Rueda, a Cleveland Clinic trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience in Plastic Surgery will be your safe and best choice for your necklift. Successful results in this procedure require a surgeon that is experienced, artistic, and detailed oriented. Dr. Rueda has published articles on cosmetic surgery in expert peer reviewed journals, and his work has been presented in several national plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting long-term relationship and have the best necklift Palm Beach can offer.

Natural look

Natural look

One of the main patient concerns is to have an unnatural appearance that makes them look “taught” or “pulled”. Dr. Rueda uses a dual layer necklift technique to eliminate this problem. This technique corrects the neck droopiness by tightening and contouring the internal tissues; this avoids the need of skin tightness to achieve a good outcome and therefore leads to more natural results.

Customized Result

Customized Result

Necklift surgery sometimes requires removal or contouring of fat, muscle, or glands in the deeper neck to achieve the best results. These are customized changes that depend on every patient and only select surgeons like Dr. Rueda feel comfortable and have experience doing it.

Durability

Durability

Dr. Rueda is known for performing necklifts that last for a Iong time. His dual layer necklift technique contours both the outside skin and internal tissue to provide longer lasting 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.