Traditional Neck Lift vs. Precision TX Neck Lift: What’s the Difference?

PLASTIC SURGEON & MEDICAL SPA SERVING BRYN MAWR, VILLANOVA & COMMUNITIES NEAR THE MAIN LINE OF PHILADELPHIA, PA

Posted: March 29, 2019

Your neck is one of the most common areas where the signs of aging can become prominent. If you would like to reverse these signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance, Dr. Jean can perform a neck lift to help achieve your goals. In many instances, Dr. Jean will recommend a neck lift in conjunction with a facelift in order to provide a more comprehensive rejuvenation of the face and neck region.

Dr. Jean offers both surgical and nonsurgical neck lift options. The right solution for you will depend on your unique signs of aging and your aesthetic goals. During your initial consultation, Dr. Jean will discuss these options with you in detail and recommend the right treatment plan to achieve your desired outcome.

Traditional Neck Lift

woman holding her neck after a neck lift procedureA traditional neck lift is a facial plastic surgery procedure performed to tighten the neck muscles and remove loose skin in the region. This is the most effective treatment to address significant signs of aging in the neck. It can restore a more youthful neck appearance and achieve better definition in the jaw line.

A surgical neck lift can improve the appearance of:

  • Sagging skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Vertical neck bands
  • Jowls
  • Double chin

Dr. Jean performs neck lift surgery on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. In most instances, the incision will be made at the bottom of the ear, extending around the ear and under the hairline in the back of your neck. Dr. Jean will then tighten neck muscles, remove excess skin and fat, and tighten the remaining skin for a more youthful appearance.

In some instances, Dr. Jean may perform liposuction in conjunction with your neck lift. This can help improve the appearance of your jaw line and neck contour. It is also an effective way to treat vertical neck banding. Often, Dr. Jean will use SmartLipo™ with a neck lift since it will provide additional skin tightening benefits.

View our neck lift before and after photos.

Nonsurgical Laser Neck Lift (Precision TX™ Neck Lift)

Dr. Jean also offers the Precision TX™ neck lift. This is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical option that uses a laser to rejuvenate the neck region. The Precision TX laser delivers energy to the deep layers of skin in your neck in order melt fat, stimulate collagen production and tighten loose skin.

This procedure is an excellent option for individuals who:

  • Experience mild to moderate amounts of loose skin and excess fat in the neck
  • Prefer a minimally invasive treatment option
  • Would like to avoid the lengthy recovery process associated with a surgical neck lift

The Precision TX neck lift is performed on an outpatient basis and no general anesthesia is necessary. The procedure can be completed in about an hour and a half, and there is only a two-to-three-day recovery period. Since your treatment will stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin, you will continue seeing an improvement in your results for approximately three to six months.

View our Precision TX neck lift before and after photos.

Contact our Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon

The best way to determine which neck lift option is right for you is to speak with Dr. Jean in person. Please contact Main Line plastic surgery using the form on this page or call 484-222-0010 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Bryn Mawr, Villanova and throughout the Main Line of Philadelphia.

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