Garza Galante Plastic Surgery
322 U.S. 41 #103
Schererville, IN 46375
Phone: (219) 322-3131
Mo–Fr: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Good definition in your chin, neck, and jawline is a key component of a youthful, healthy appearance. Aging and heredity can cause your neck to become fat and saggy, causing you to look older and heavier. Dr. Rebecca Garza performs neck lift surgery to help men and women from Munster and Crown Point, Indiana, and surrounding communities look better and feel younger. This procedure sculpts and firms the neckline by removing unwanted fat deposits and excess skin.
If you want to rejuvenate your appearance with a neck lift performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, request a consultation using the online form with Dr. Garza or call our office at (800) 721-3244.
Before & After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Talking It Over
During your consultation, either Dr. Garza will explain the procedure and her technique in detail. She will examine your neck and chin, checking for fat deposits, muscle, and skin tone. Dr. Garza is extremely personable, and they will encourage you to ask questions about the procedure.
Dr. Garza performs neck lifts on an outpatient basis, meaning you can return home the same day. Neck lifts often take place under general anesthesia, allowing you to sleep through the surgery. They can also occur under local anesthesia and sedation, meaning you can be awake and comfortable for your procedure. Neck lift procedures typically take approximately 1 hour.
Neck lift surgery requires a very small incision in the chin. Dr. Garza carefully places this incision in a natural crease to reduce the visibility of the scar.
When a larger amount of excess skin requires removal and tightening, additional incisions may be necessary under the chin or behind the earlobes. The surgeon then removes the excess skin and sutures and bandages the incision.
Welcome to Our Practice
Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Rebecca Garza and Dr. Gus Galante have established a plastic surgery practice dedicated to providing personalized care that gives you the confidence to make educated decisions about your surgery. Together with a hand-selected team of professionals who share our passion for patient care, we offer a range of surgical procedures designed to help you look and feel your best.
Both Dr. Garza and Dr. Galante are fellowship-trained plastic surgeons at the forefront of the aesthetic surgery field. They are each active in professional associations and have given back to the community by donating their time and services to local charity organizations.
Neck Lift for Men
A strong jaw and prominent chin are key masculine features, so definition and contouring of these areas are often desired. A neck lift can reshape the neck and jaw for men with loose skin, extra fat pockets, or lack of definition. Surgeons must be especially careful to preserve the masculine features of their male patients.
Generally, men’s jawlines are sharper and more prominent than women’s. Surgeons must also take the Adam’s apple into consideration for male patients. If a surgeon is not experienced or mindful, it can result in discomfort and undesirable results. While there aren’t great differences between male and female neck lifts, it is still important to find a surgeon that is highly qualified in male plastic surgery. Dr. Garza specializes in surgery for men, such as neck lifts, and understands the subtle differences of the male face.
A Reputation Built on Results
- Neck lift surgery is commonly performed with facelift for total rejuvenation of the lower face and neck.
- For answers to questions our patients often ask about cosmetic surgery, visit our FAQs page.
After Your Neck Lift Procedure
You will receive a compression band to wear around your neck for 1 week to keep your neck firmly shaped. Your neck may feel sore and stiff for a few days following the surgery. Bruising and swelling are also normal reactions. Your surgeon may provide antibiotics to prevent infection at the incision site and may prescribe pain medication for any discomfort.
Many patients return to work and light activities a week after surgery. Bruising and swelling will gradually subside over a 2- to 3-week period.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Liposuction alone can provide excellent results for neck lift candidates in some cases. Removing fat can restore the neck’s definition if your skin retains its elasticity and tone so that it “bounces back” after underlying fat is removed. This is often the case for younger patients. Lax skin or more pronounced signs of aging, such as a “turkey wattle” or jowls, cannot be corrected through liposuction alone, however. In these cases, a neck lift is recommended.
Can I get a neck lift without a facelift?
Although Dr. Garza often combines the 2 procedures in a single operation, some patients can achieve their cosmetic goals with only a neck lift. On the other hand, it’s uncommon that a patient who is ready for a facelift would not also benefit from a neck lift. If you think you might be a candidate for either treatment, Dr. Garza can evaluate you during a consultation.
Are there non-surgical alternatives to a neck lift?
There are non-invasive procedures that claim to offer results comparable to a surgical neck lift. These devices typically use energy to tighten skin and destroy fat. However, nothing compares to surgery. Patients with moderate to advanced signs of aging will see much greater benefits that will last longer with a true neck lift.
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