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Neck Lift in Baltimore

Your neck, more so than your face, may reveal your age.

Sagging areas, baggy jowls, loose neck skin, and fatty pockets under your chin can be attributed to a number of factors. Age and weight loss can create dramatic changes in your skin. Genetics may leave their mark. Dieting and exercising may be less than effective to improve these appearances, but a neck lift or neck liposuction can.

Neck Lift Baltimore

What Is A Neck Lift?

To restore the desired appearance and reduce problem areas, a neck lift can remove signs of aging. Like most procedures involving restoration, Neck lifts usually require either sedatives or general anesthesia. During a neck lift procedure, Dr. Birely will make an incision beginning in front of the ear lobe. The line will wrap around behind the ear and end in the lower scalp. Extra skin is removed, and muscle and fat are repositioned to lift and tighten the jowl and neck. In some cases, a second incision under the chin may also be required for optimal results. Finally, Dr. Birely will remove the excess skin. Sutures and adhesives will be applied to secure your new appearance.

Maryland Neck Lift

Am I Eligible for a Neck lift?

Interested patients can look at their desires to determine their neck lift candidacy. A neck lift alone or, one with facial liposuction can improve appearances and meet those desires. If you opt out of a full face lift, because your problem areas are in lower regions, a neck lift offers a great alternative. If you do not suffer from any major medical conditions that impair healing, or have made the effort to minimize smoking, the surgery may also benefit you. A consultation with Baltimore Plastic Surgeon Dr. Birely can reveal your suitability for surgery.

What Can a Neck Lift Do for Me?

A neck lift helps to tighten the excess skin from your neck to diminish undesirable wrinkling and sagging. Some fat may be removed and underlying muscles and connective tissue are tightened. After your surgery, you can expect your neck to appear more youthful and contoured. As an additional benefit many patients experience increased self-confidence. A neck lift not only improves the look and feel of your neck, but the lower sections of your face will look their best as well.

What Can I Expect From My
Neck Lift Recovery?

After your procedure, you can expect recovery to last to four weeks. Although, for many individuals, recovery can move along more quickly. Some patients, instead of requiring the allotted time, find that two weeks of healing brings them back to their workplace. The thin tube draining extra fluid and the bandage that reduces swelling will be removed. During your weeks of recovery, keeping the incision elevated and avoiding head movement will improve healing. Dr. Birely may give you medication for comfort and give you further instructions during this time. By the end of your recovery period, any scarring will begin to mature, and most likely, become less visible. You can then enjoy your new neck and facial appearance!

We are open and seeing patients!

In order to make the process as effective and safe as possible, we will be instituting several new measures:

  • Staff members will be wearing masks and the appropriate PPE during your visit. We also request that you wear a mask or face covering when coming to the office.
  • In order to minimize patient to patient interaction, we are asking you to call us from your car upon arrival to the parking lot.
  • Upon arrival and upon leaving the office, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer. This will be available at the front counter.
  • We will be scheduling patients with 15-minute gaps between appointments in order to disinfect rooms and to avoid patient to patient contact in the reception area.
  • If you are suffering from any upper respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms (cough, sneezing, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, etc), or if you have had recent contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive, please stay home and reschedule your appointment.
  • We ask that you refrain from bringing children or friends along with you to your appointment.
  • If you do not have an appointment and need to make a purchase or an appointment in person, please call our office at 410-828-9570 first so we can better assist you.

As medical professionals, we are taking this virus very seriously and will be following all infection control procedures as issued by the CDC and the Maryland Occupation Safety and Health Association.

These are interesting times we are living in and we appreciate your cooperation with the above measures.

Thank You and Stay Well,

Dr. Birely and Staff

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