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If you have, generally, taken good care of yourself—eaten well, worked out—and are proud of your appearance, the signs of aging can be very frustrating.  Some of the first places men see the passage of time is in the loss of elasticity of the skin in the neck area, along with fatty deposits and loss of jawline definition.

This can produce turkey wattle, hanging jowls and a double chin creating less-than-appealing effects:

Any of these can easily affect not only your confidence and social life but your advancement in the workplace-especially if there are signs of premature aging that belie your true chronological age.

There Is More than One Type of Neck Lift

There are numerous types of neck lifts that we perform based on each person’s individual concerns and their unique anatomy. There are significant differences in the incisions as well.

Not all Neck Lifts are Created Equal 

One type of specialized multilayered neck lift we offer has the incision hidden around the hairline of the sideburns. It is then carried around the ear in a way to hide the incision, and it ends camouflaged in the hairline at the back of the head. Before the skin is contoured with any extra removed, any excess fat is removed or redistributed. This may require targeted removal of jowls and fatty deposits. Occasionally, another incision will be made just under the chin to remove the extra fat.

Next, the platysma muscle may be addressed. The platysma muscle is one broad, thin sheet of muscle that extends from the collar bone, up the sides of the neck and over the lower jaw. It depresses the lower lip and causes the ridges in the neck when the jaw is clenched.

It is the removal or redistribution of the fat and the contouring of platysma muscle, if needed, that allows for creating a more youthful, defined face and neck contour. After this is completed and a terrific contour obtained, the excess skin is removed and the area carefully sutured under NO tension.  We want the scars to be invisible.

It is all the work we do at the deeper layers that enables us to get such a significant enhancement, and yet, natural results.

A Limited Neck Lift

A limited neck lift involves smaller incisions around the ear. It is for smaller, more limited problems and thus is a smaller procedure.  It is appropriate for younger patients who are seeing the early signs of aging but may still have terrific skin elasticity.

Recovering from a Neck Lift

NO Post-op bandages will be needed on neck or face.  You will be given oral medications to reduce the swelling and bruising, as well as reduce the possibility of infection at the site.

Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions, but the three main things to know are:

Recovery generally takes two weeks, but additional time is needed for complete healing.

Who is a candidate for a neck lift?

You are a candidate for a neck lift if you are:


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Dr. Sullivan is happy to announce he has resumed elective surgeries!

We are also now seeing patients in the office again following all guidelines and taking every precaution possible to provide an incredibly safe environment for all patients and staff.

Due to cases being moved back from the spring and the pent up demand for our services we are expecting to be FULLY booked out for the summer soon, limited spots are available. If you have any interest in summer surgery or services, please call us or contact us immediately so we can help you coordinate this before those spots become unavailable. Further, if you are seeking any services or surgery in 2020, we are anticipating an increase in price soon to deal with operating room fee increases.

We are here for any surgical or cosmetic questions you may have. Get in touch with us to see if there is any way we can help you.

We will continue to be here virtually for all those who prefer to have consultations in the comfort of their home.

Our online virtual consultations have been a very popular option for patients from as far away as Asia as well as usual coast to coast patients from New York to California, Oregon to Florida and many in New England.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone! We have 5 main steps we aim to accomplish with the virtual consultation:

  1. We listen to each patient carefully to establish exactly what it is they are looking for.
  2. We will give instructions to each patient on the specific pictures we will need from them as part of the virtual consultation. We send out sample pictures of just what we need, and the patient can send back their pictures that replicate this.
  3. We have chosen specific before and after photos of Dr Sullivan’s patients in order to show the patients what a prospective patient can expect (note, individual results will vary).
  4. We plan out and together come up with what we think is going to be a superb treatment plan for them.
  5. Finally, we find a time that is best for them that we can get this done.

We welcome you. Please come - we are open & here for you. If you would like to have a VIRTUAL CONSULTATION or an IN PERSON CONSULTATION or have any questions at all, please give us a call at 401-214-5121 or contact us via the website to set up your virtual consultation today!

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