Neck Lift

In Encinitas, CA

Combat Signs of Aging

As you age, you may begin to notice the appearance of jowls on your neck. Dr. Mario Yco of Your Cosmetic Office is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat surgeon who specializes in neck lifts to

help reduce the appearance of these signs of aging. Men and women you desire a smoother and firmer appearance of the neck should schedule a consultation at YCO to learn more about the benefits of a neck lift.


What Is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that removes sagging skin and excess fat deposits from your neck, so your skin appears tighter, smoother, and firmer. This procedure is very common and is a safe, effective way to reduce the signs of aging. Dr. Yco performs each neck lift with minimal incisions to prevent any noticeable scarring and offer natural-looking results. Many patients choose to combine a neck lift with other cosmetic procedures like a face-lift or laser resurfacing, in order to achieve a beautiful, more youthful appearance. Since the signs of aging may be most prominent in your neck, addressing these concerns can make a big difference in your overall appearance.


“Dr. Yco and his team are absolute pros”

Dr. Yco and his team are absolute pros. He takes his time to truly understand what you are looking for and offer appropriate solutions.

Who Is a Candidate for a Neck Lift?

The ideal candidate for a neck lift is anyone seeking to eliminate sagging skin under their chin. Candidates should be in good overall health and go into this procedure with realistic expectations of how a neck lift will improve your appearance. In addition, having good skin elasticity before your neck lift helps your neck retain its desired appearance post-op. Understanding what a neck lift cannot do is also important. It won’t change your overall appearance or stop the aging process altogether. Neck lift surgery may be a good option for correcting the following concerns:

  • Sun-damaged skin under your neck
  • Loose, sagging neck skin
  • Excess skin under your chin or around your jawline
  • Double chin
  • Bands of skin on your neck

The best way to determine your candidacy for a neck lift procedure is by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Mario Yco at Your Cosmetic Office.

The Neck Lift Procedure

During a neck lift procedure you will be given a general anesthetic so you will not feel a thing. This anesthetic will cause you to sleep through the procedure and wake up to a more youthful you. To start Dr. Yco will make a small incision under the chin to view the tissue and muscles under the skin. He will then reposition the skin in a more aesthetically pleasing and youthful way before suturing you back up.

Post-Op Care

The beginning of your recovery from neck lift surgery takes 4-10 days for initial swelling and bruising to subside. You’ll have a bandage under your chin and around your head for at least a day after surgery. Once you remove the bandage, it’s critical to wear a medical chin strap at night for two weeks. You will want to keep your head elevated to reduce swelling and inflammation. It’s important to follow Dr. Yco’s recovery instructions carefully so as to optimize your healing process. After 7-10 days, Dr. Yco will remove your sutures and you will be able to resume your daily activities. Over the next several months, you’ll notice smoother, more supple skin under your neck. Final results, including a more youthful neck contour, will become visible when swelling goes down.

If Dr. Yco feels your recovery is not progressing as quickly as he would like, he may refer you to have hyperbaric Co2 treatments or redlight therapy.

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Schedule a Consultation

If you are bothered by the signs of aging that have shown up on your jawline and neck, a neck lift might be right for you. To learn more about this rejuvenating procedure and know if you are a candidate, schedule a consultation at Your Cosmetic Office today by filling out our online contact form.

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