Neck Lift Specialist

Michael Sternschein, M.D., PA, FACS -  - Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon

Michael Sternschein, M.D., PA, FACS

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon located in Ridgewood, NJ

Are you noticing an increase in loose skin on your neck and fat deposits under your chin? Dr. Michael Sternschein can help. Loose or sagging skin is often a natural part of the aging process and can add years to your appearance. At his Ridgewood, New Jersey cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Sternschein offers an innovative neck lift procedures to address these problem areas and reverse the signs of aging with minimal recovery time. To learn more about the benefits of a neck lift, schedule a consultation online or by phone.

Neck Lift Q & A

What causes loose skin?

As you age, your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin slows down. These components are a vital part of healthy-looking, firm skin. When you lose collagen and elastin, you lose tone and resistance in your skin, resulting in sagging.  In addition the muscles relax and fat drops from your face to the neck. All of these processes can cause a turkey gobbler-like appearance.

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift enhances your overall appearance by improving the contour of your neck and jawline, thus erasing visible signs of aging. It can be an effective treatment following significant weight loss, or just to reduce the appearance of hanging tissues under the chin and around the neck.

During a neck lift procedure, Dr. Sternschein makes small incisions in the natural creases of your skin to minimize scarring. He can tighten skin and muscles to smooth out wrinkles, lines, and deep folds.

Dr. Sternschein can also use liposuction to eliminate stubborn deposits of fat cells that form under your chin in order to improve your profile. The liposuction instrument vacuums out fat deposits, allowing Dr. Sternschein to contour the skin under your jaw.

Do I need to stay in the hospital for a neck lift?

Dr. Sternschein performs neck lift procedures on an outpatient basis. This ensures a fast recovery time and fewer activity limitations during your recovery.

During your consultation, he can determine the best way to achieve your results based on your cosmetic expectations and medical history.

How long do results of a neck lift last?

Following your neck lift procedure, you may experience some swelling and bruising that will resolve on its own within a week. Once the swelling subsides, you will notice firmer skin with markedly decreased wrinkles and folds.

Results are long-lasting, helping you look younger and healthier. Over time, the effects of aging can cause new wrinkles and lines. Dr. Sternschein can continue to treat you, allowing you to maintain your results. Further management may involve laser treatments, skin resurfacing, or dermal fillers.

During your consultation, Dr. Sternschein creates a custom treatment plan that outlines how to achieve the most natural-looking results. He discusses what to expect during and after your procedure, so you can make the most informed decisions on treatment.

To schedule a consultation, call the office directly or book an appointment online.