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neck lift surgeryWhen it comes to the signs of aging, it seems that no area of the body is immune from the dreaded skin wrinkling and laxity that develops during middle age and the senior years.

Loose skin on the face and neck can make men and women so unhappy with their appearance that it begins to affect their quality of life seriously. When the neck loses its refined contour and the skin starts to droop, neck lift surgery or other cosmetic treatments may be used to restore its youthful appearance. San Diego neck lift surgeon Vincent Marin performs the treatment on La Jolla, Del Mar, Oceanside, and surrounding areas. Neck lift surgery is often combined with a facelift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery.

Treatments for the Neck

For patients with severe skin laxity and loosened muscles, neck lift surgery is the most appropriate solution. However, patients who still have good skin elasticity may be better suited to liposuction of the chin and neck, laser skin resurfacing, or injectables to smooth the skin on the neck.

Neck Lift Surgery

For most of our San Diego patients, neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia, on an outpatient basis, and lasts for about two to three hours. Once you are sedated, Dr. Marin will create an incision under the chin or around the ears. Dr. Marin can then access and tighten the neck muscles and remove excess skin and tissue. Next, the skin is redraped to produce a smooth and elegant contour. Finally, the incisions are closed.

Neck Lift Recovery

Our San Diego neck lift surgery patients should plan to take about two weeks to recover from surgery. For the first few days, patients may have to wear a drain, which collects excess fluid at the incision site. During this time, it is common to experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising. About a week after surgery, patients should return to Dr. Marin’s office for a follow-up appointment.

Patients may feel well enough to return to non-strenuous activities the second week after surgery. However, it is important not to overexert yourself and stay out of the sun for a few weeks after surgery. About four to six weeks after surgery, most of the swelling and side effects have dissipated, and patients can begin to enjoy the results of their neck lift procedure.

Contact our practice in San Diego to schedule your neck lift surgery consultation with Dr. Marin.

*The content in this blog is developed to spread the awareness towards plastic surgery. Our blog is not intended to serve as a replacement for an actual in-office consultation with Dr. Marin. As such, the information within this blog reflects the unique cases of our individual patients.

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In light of the state wide restrictions on non-essential businesses to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are rescheduling all of our elective appointments until the global circumstances improve. Our necessary post-operative appointments will be made, as needed, to address immediate surgical concerns such as suture removal and acute postoperative issues. All non-acute follow up appointments, fillers and Botox will need to be postponed until after the quarantine period mid April. Our office will reach out to all patients who need to be rescheduled.

We will be offering new patient virtual consultations online and via Skype that can be scheduled through our website or by emailing Also, we will offer follow-up appointments in the same manner to help manage our patients’ concerns while still respecting the need for social distancing.

We appreciate all of your understanding during these difficult times for all of us.

Stay safe,

Dr. Main and the Marin Aesthetics Team