San Diego Neck Lift – Dr. Stuart Kincaid
Age and weight loss are the primary culprits when it comes to saggy, fleshy neck skin and muscles. Tightening the skin and muscles in the neck can help people look younger.
La Jolla, Inland Empire, Murrieta, Riverside County and Temecula
Neck lifts are conducted on an outpatient basis using either general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia with sedation. Incisions are made under the chin and behind the ears. The surgeon stretches the skin over the area to identify and remove excess skin. Liposuction may be used to remove excess fat. The neck muscles and surrounding tissue are tightened and the incision is closed. A newer endoscopic procedure offers the same results with a smaller incision and less scarring. Neck lift surgery lasts between 2 and 3 hours. If only liposuction is needed, the incision is made below the chin and the surgery lasts about one hour.
Compression bandages will be applied to the neck immediately following the surgery and remain for one week. This helps reduce swelling and discomfort. Swelling and bruising are normal and will subside over a few weeks. Numbness, pulling and/or a burning sensation are also common during the first few weeks. Most patients return to normal activity within 10-14 days, but may have to restrict strenuous activities for about 3 to 4 weeks.
As an exceptionally gifted San Diego, Inland Empire and South Orange County plastic surgeon, Dr. Kincaid treats patients from throughout Southern California. Over the years, he has helped numerous liposuction, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty and breast augmentation Laguna Beach / Laguna Hills patients achieve their aesthetic goals. In addition, he often treats Mission Viejo and Oceanside cosmetic surgery patients. Dr. Kincaid may recommend facial plastic surgery such as neck lift to La Jolla bariatric plastic surgery patients.
For more information visit The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).