As gravity takes its toll over the years, skin can start to collect around the neck creating jowls, banding or creasing. These changes can even occur before signs of aging are conspicuous in facial features, creating an imbalance between the neck and face.

    A neck lift targets these issues to restore a strong jaw line and smooth skin under the face. Dr. Schmidt is trained in a variety of neck lift techniques to restore each patient’s own natural contours.

    Who Is a Candidate for This Procedure?

    Neck lifts can restore a balanced, natural appearance for patients who have:

    • Excess, sagging skin under the jaw and around the neck
    • A jawline that appears stretched or obscured
    • Wrinkles, banding or creasing across or around the neck
    • A neck and face that appear mismatched

    How Neck Lifts Work

    A neck lift procedure involves redistributing fat and skin tissue toward the hairline and removing excess skin.

    Depending on the amount and location of excess skin, Dr. Schmidt will create incisions over the midline of the neck (direct incision) or behind the ears along the hairline (hairline incision). This decision helps ensure personalized results that match the underlying shape of each patient’s features, as well as minimal scarring after the procedure.

    Dr. Schmidt is also attentive to how neck muscles will appear after rejuvenation. For patients with thin skin tissue, it’s important to ensure that the neck muscles will not create bulges and banding once excess skin has been removed. Dr. Schmidt will perform neck lifts with platysmaplasty, or reconstruction of the muscles, to prevent this when necessary.

    Results and Recovery

    Initial recovery after a neck lift usually takes around seven to ten days. Most healing will be complete after six weeks, with full results enjoyed at about the six-month mark.

    Schedule a Consultation

    Dr. Schmidt’s priority is to provide personalized and cost-effective procedures for each patient. He is available for one-on-one consultations to discuss individual needs and potential solutions. For patients who live outside the Denver area, Dr. Schmidt will conduct preliminary consultations over the phone or webcam via Skype, Tango, or Facetime.

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