Neck Lift in Chicago, IL
Dr. Michael Epstein and Dr. Karol Gutowski are gifted plastic surgeons who offer a variety of plastic surgery procedures to residents of Chicago, the Chicagoland area, Naperville, Northbrook and surrounding communities in Illinois. In the paragraphs below, they explain the neck lift procedure, how it is performed, and the expected recovery time.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift or neck rejuvenation is a surgical procedure used to correct loose sagging skin in the neck area and under the jaw line, creating a more youthful and refined profile. A neck lift may be combined with a facelift, a brow lift or eyelid surgery to further enhance the facial rejuvenation.
How is a Neck Lift performed?
Neck lift surgery is an outpatient surgical procedure performed at our facility, Northbrook Plastic Surgery. There are many different techniques that Dr. Epstein and Dr. Gutowski can perform, depending on your individual needs. Typically, a small incision is placed behind each ear, and one is placed under the chin. Excess skin is removed, and the rest of the skin is pulled up and back towards the ears. This procedure takes approximately two to three hours, but may vary depending on the complexity of the case.
What to expect during the recovery period:
- Minor discomfort, bruising and swelling are normal and can be controlled with medication.
- Sutures may be removable or absorbable. You’ll need to return to our office 1 week after surgery for a follow up visit.
- An elastic bandage may be placed under your chin or around your head and be worn up to 2 weeks after surgery.
- You can return to light activities and work 3-5 days after surgery.
- You may resume normal activities 2-4 weeks after surgery.
Dr. Michael A. Epstein and Dr. Karol A. Gutowski have received critical acclaim for their exceptional results and advanced surgical techniques in the area of plastic surgery for residents of Chicago, the Chicagoland area, Naperville, Northbrook and surrounding communities in Illinois.
Active members of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, they have been featured on numerous television programs and quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines nationwide. As trusted resources who are highly respected by both the media and their peers, Dr. Epstein’s and Dr. Gutowski’s training, education and surgical skills have made them two of Chicagoland’s leading and most gifted plastic surgeons. Their primary offices are located in Northbrook, Illinois with satellite offices in downtown Chicago and Schaumburg.