Neck Lift Boca Raton, FL
The neck is one of the first signs of aging as the loss of elasticity and collagen results in loose neck skin. Another sign is the fullness under the chin which may be due to the fat collection above and below the platysma and laxity of the platysma muscle. Dr. Albert Dabbah offers deep plane neck lift surgery to restore the youthful appearance of the neck and chin contour.
As Boca Raton’s leading board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Albert Dabbah has close to 30 years of experience. Over that time, he has perfected his technique to achieve long-lasting, natural neck lifts. Throughout his career, Dr. Dabbah has established a reputation for his open communication and patients’ trust in the outcome. Because of this, patients return time and again to consult with Dr. Dabbah on additional cosmetic procedures.
Read on to learn more about neck lift surgery in Boca Raton, or contact us online to schedule your consultation with Dr. Dabbah today. Our Boca Raton practice proudly serves patients visiting from throughout South Florida, including Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Highland Beach, and Parkland.
Why Choose Dr. Dabbah for Neck Lift Surgery in Boca Raton?
Dr. Albert Dabbah is known for his deep plane neck lift. He is one of the few plastic surgeons to perform neck lifts with this technique. The deep plane neck lift addresses the neck concerns of every patient. During a consultation, Dr. Dabbah will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Speaking to Dr. Dabbah will give you the confidence to move forward with him as your plastic surgeon.
Dr. Dabbah runs a boutique practice where he is the professional in charge of your care, from consultation through surgery to follow-up and discharge. If you decide to do additional procedures, Dr. Dabbah will perform those as well.
Dr. Albert Dabbah's Approach to Neck Lift Surgery
Dr. Dabbah’s goal with neck lift surgery is to obtain a youthful chin and neck to reflect the youthfulness of the face. Few patients are ideal patients for a neck lift alone. More often than not, the neck lift is done in combination with a facelift. There are, however, times that a neck lift alone is indicated.
Dr. Dabbah makes an incision under the chin. Through this incision, Dr. Dabbah gains access to the fat above and below the platysma muscle, and the fat is removed when necessary. At that time, he tightens the platysmal bands giving the contour to the neck and chin that patients request. Dr. Dabbah also makes incisions around the earlobe, behind the ear, and into the hairline. He redrapes the skin over the newly tightened neck and removes the excess loose skin. His refined surgical technique leaves minimal scars.
What Procedures Can Dr. Dabbah Combine with a Neck Lift?
Although a neck lift, at times, can be done alone, most patients combine it with other procedures to achieve a balance. A neck lift is often done in combination with a facelift, but additional procedures include:
"I've worked for surgeons and will only go to the best. My experience with Dr. Dabbah was excellent. The procedure and follow-up care were fantastic. Along with skill and talent, he's easy to talk with and his staff are wonderful."
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Neck Lift?
The ideal patient has laxity of the neck and platysmal bands and wants to restore their neck and jawline. They do not have significant aging of the face. The ideal patient is physically healthy and has realistic expectations. They must be a non-smoker or willing to quit all nicotine products for at least two to three months prior to the surgery.
Do Men Get Neck Lifts?
More and more men are embracing the benefits of plastic surgery, and it’s no surprise that men are requesting facelifts and neck lifts. Aging affects their self-confidence in the workplace. Men state they are competing with the younger generations for job security. They want to do what is necessary to stay youthful in their employers’ eyes. Additionally, we are now online for video meetings and social media, and the face and neck are the focus. Men are acutely conscious of how their appearance can impact their relationships, career opportunities, and self-image.
Men typically want to address their necks. They see the loss of definition of the jawline, fullness of the neck, and appearance of a double chin. Neck lift surgery can sculpt the jawline and reduce the fullness of the neck and chin while preserving a strong, masculine appearance.
Combining Neck Lift and Facial Surgery
To balance the youthful look, a facelift is usually necessary for most patients. Dr. Albert Dabbah only performs natural-looking surgery, and if a patient wants only the face or only the neck, the look is no longer uniform. Dr. Dabbah will advise you on the best way to achieve the most youthful and natural look for your individual needs.
What To Expect During Neck Lift Recovery
Neck lift surgery is usually performed as an outpatient and takes between two and three hours. When you awake and become alert, you will need to have a family member or friend drive you home. You will have bandages that will remain in place until you return to Dr. Dabbah for your first postoperative visit. At that time, the bandages will be removed, and Dr. Dabbah will remove some sutures. He will see you the following week to remove the rest of the sutures.
Pain level, or discomfort, is different for everyone. Most patients feel tightness under their chin and neck, but generally, the discomfort is minimal. Dr. Dabbah will prescribe pain medication if necessary.
Bruising and swelling are also based on the individual. Patients will notice a difference in their neck, chin, and jawline immediately, although they will certainly still be swollen. The swelling dissipates over weeks. Dr. Dabbah’s patients rarely get heavy bruising, but that also fades over the first two weeks. Any numbness subsides over 6 months.
The recovery of a neck lift, with or without the facelift, is different from any other surgery. It is important that the patient follows Dr. Dabbah’s explicit instructions to obtain the longevity of the neck lift. We ask that for approximately two weeks, patients do not turn their head left to right or up and down, as the delicate work and results can be compromised. You can resume driving in about two weeks. Regular exercise and activities may be restricted for up to six weeks.
Contact Dr. Dabbah for Your Neck Lift Consultation
Contact us online to schedule your neck lift consultation. Our Boca Raton practice proudly serves patients visiting from throughout South Florida, including Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Highland Beach, and Parkland.