04 Jan 2017
necklift surgery

Feel Beautiful with Necklift Surgery Solutions

When Nora Ephron published a collection titled, I Feel Bad About My Neck: and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, it became an instant sensation, staying #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list for several weeks. Why? Because women (and men) could relate!

Ephron’s book offers a blunt, if humorous take on aging. The book’s title taps into a particularly notable source of angst for those of us approaching that certain age.

At Villano | MD, we don’t think you should feel bad about your neck. What’s more, we know you don’t have to. Dr. Michael E. Villano is an expert in surgical solutions that tighten and firm the neck to help you maintain your timeless beauty.


The Sagging Neck

As we age, the muscles underlying the skin of the neck weaken. Consequently, the middle of the neck may take on a sunken appearance with sagging, excess skin. Neck lift surgery tightens the underlying neck muscles, restoring the neck to its youthful appearance and making the muscles less prone to further sagging. Neck lift surgery is usually performed in conjunction with a lower facelift and neck liposuction, giving your face and neck a revived, uplifted appearance.

What to Expect from Necklift Surgery

The procedure is typically performed at Villano | MD on an outpatient basis in our nationally accredited surgical suite. Local anesthesia is used, and the patient is awake during the procedure but relaxed.

The surgeon makes a small incision under the chin. Through the incision, the edges of the muscle running down the neck (the platysma) are located, drawn together and stitched at the midline. The back portion of this sheet-like muscle is tightened and fixed at the back of the neck on either side, forming a strong sling of muscle that supports the entire neck and jaw. Liposuction, if necessary, can be done through the same incision. The incision is then stitched up and a soft dressing is placed around the head to protect it.


What to Expect After Necklift Surgery

After the procedure is over, patients may experience some numbness and mild swelling at the incision site. This is normal and passes with time. Incision site discomfort is usually minimal, and can be controlled with medication. Swelling can be treated with cold compresses. While the soft dressing is usually removed within a day or so, smaller bandages may be used for several days afterwards. All dressings are removed within three to four days. Typically, patients are up and around within two days post-surgery, although they will need to continue to take it easy for a couple of weeks.

Don’t feel bad about your neck, feel beautiful with surgical solutions for your Timeless Beauty at Villano | MD. Contact us to learn more about neck lift surgery and to schedule your complimentary consultation.


Dr. Villano is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Bend, Oregon. He provides surgical and non-surgical enhancements including Botox, Dysport, Restylane, microneedling, fotofacials, facelifts, eye lifts, nose surgery, cheek augmentation and much more. Schedule your consultation today.

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