The delicate skin of the neck is one of the first places many adults notice visible signs of aging. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Thomas Mustoe and Dr. Sammy Sinno perform neck lift in Chicago for women and men who want sleek, smooth neck contours that better reflect the youthful energy they feel inside. Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno take a tailored approach to each neck lift to ensure a beautiful result that respects the patient’s own unique concerns and characteristics.
Many people are surprised to discover just how much the condition of the neck can contribute to a person’s overall appearance. Over time, the effects of lifelong sun exposure and the typical symptoms of aging can begin to take a toll on this prominent feature. Neck lift surgery rejuvenates both the skin and the underlying tissue of the neck to correct a variety of concerns.
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
What Is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure designed to address signs of aging on the neck, including:
- Loose, sagging, or excess skin
- Weakened or displaced neck muscles (platysma)
- Fat deposits
- Neck “bands” or wrinkles
During a consultation for neck lift surgery, your surgeon develops a surgical plan suited to the patient’s needs. He carefully explains the specifics of the surgery, including the procedure, the anticipated results, the recovery process, and how long the results are likely to last.
Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno remind their patients to keep in mind that the muscles and tissues of the neck and face are intricately connected. For this reason, many people considering neck lift surgery may also benefit from facelift surgery to create cohesive results from the midface through the jowls and neck. Depending on the patient’s wishes, neck lift surgery can also be enhanced by non-surgical treatments such as injectable fillers.
How Do Dr. Mustoe & Dr. Sinno Perform Neck Lifts?
Although patients with more minor symptoms may be well-served by a submental (under the chin) incision, most patients require a postauricular (behind the ear) incision. Through this incision, Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno can improve the condition of the underlying muscle and adequately remove and reshape any excess fat deposits using liposuction with a very small cannula. They remove excess skin and redrape remaining skin for a smooth, natural-looking contour without a “pulled” appearance.
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After years of research and practical experience, Dr. Mustoe has perfected his own deep-plane surgical approach for both lower facelift surgery and neck lift surgery, which Dr. Sinno performs as well. A deep-plane technique improves the position of deeper tissues and yields results that are generally more natural-looking and longer-lasting.
Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno recognize that each patient is an individual with his or her own set of specific needs and concerns. As surgeons, the safety and satisfaction of their patients is their primary concern. Both surgeons work to combine advanced surgical skills with subtle artistry to give each patient the results he or she desires.
What Is Neck Lift Recovery Like?
Neither submental nor postauricular incisions cause significant, noticeable scarring. With proper postsurgical care, these incisions generally fade to discreet, faint scars. Our surgeons’ meticulous tissue handling and precise techniques generally allow for a smoother, more comfortable recuperation. Most neck lift patients are back to work and other daily activities within 10 days.
In most cases, Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno can perform neck lift surgery on patients using only local anesthesia and light sedation. This further enhances patient comfort and safety both during and after surgery. Dr. Mustoe’s development of superior surgical techniques has earned him a place among the most esteemed facial plastic surgeons in the country, and he regularly lectures at conferences and universities around the world.
Both surgeons share the same essential philosophy of being attentive and hands-on in post-op care. All patients are given their surgeon’s direct cell phone number after surgery to ensure they receive prompt responses to any concerns or questions.
Why Choose Dr. Mustoe & Dr. Sinno
Through extensive research and experience, Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno have developed several
innovations that contribute to a better rhinoplasty procedure and result, characterized by:
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- Predictable, natural-looking outcomes
- Use of local anesthesia with sedation
- Shortened, more comfortable recovery
- Minimal bruising
How Long Does Bruising Last After a Neck Lift?
The techniques Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno use minimize bruising, which is largely resolved within a week and fully resolved in 10 days for most patients. For the occasional patient who has more bruising or who desires an accelerated recovery, we now offer a state-of-the-art laser treatment which dramatically improves bruising with one brief treatment performed during a postoperative visit.
If you live in or around Chicago and would like to learn more about neck lift surgery from Dr. Mustoe or Dr. Sinno, please request a consultation online. Or you can call us at
(312) 788-2560 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.