DR WILLIAM PORTUESE | 1101 MADISON ST #1280 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98104 | (206) 624-6200
The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center - Dr William Portuese
Dr William Portuese - Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in Seattle WA

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A person’s appearance can be influenced by visible symptoms of aging along the neck and jawline, which can make them appear older, fatigued, and worn out. Severe indications of aging frequently necessitate surgical intervention. Facial Rejuvenation is a group of surgical techniques that work together to restore youthful curves and provide a beautiful, natural-looking result. Neck lift surgery is a Facial Rejuvenation procedure that can help to minimize the effects of aging brought on by time, heredity, and gravity. During neck lift surgery, a “turkey waddle” and double chin can be reduced, resulting in a beautifully formed neckline. By eliminating hanging skin and excess fat from the neck and jowls, neck lift surgery can make a patient look nearly ten years younger.

Neck Lift Seattle WA

A More Youthful Appearance

A neck lift combined with facial rejuvenation can give you a more youthful and revitalized appearance. Dr. Portuese will remove loose, hanging skin from the neck and extra fatty deposits from beneath the chin during neck lift surgery to give you a much younger appearance.

Reduced Wrinkles & Lines

Loose face skin causes fine lines and wrinkles around the neck and jowls. Dr. Portuese will tighten the skin that causes these uncomfortable indications of aging during neck lift surgery. Patients who have a neck lift should anticipate to see a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Neck and Jawline Tightening

Excess skin and fat along the jawline can make the lower half of the face appear droopy and slack, making a person appear older than they are. The skin is pushed back after the superfluous tissue is removed to tighten the entire neck and jawline.

How Long Will It Take For My Neck Lift To Recover?

A bandage will be applied to the face and neck after surgery to reduce swelling and bruising. Dr. Portuese will give you detailed advice on how to care for your surgery sites and drains. To reduce swelling, it’s best to keep your head straight and elevated higher than your heart.

Will My Neck Lift Leave Scars? Will My Neck Lift Leave Scars?

Incisions will be made along the hairline at the level of the sideburns, continuing around the ear and ending in the posterior hairline. Patients will note that their scarring is buried along the hairline and within the curves of the ear after their incisions have healed.

Is a Neck Lift Surgery Excruciatingly Painful?

Because of the swelling and bruising, patients should expect some discomfort. To aid with pain or discomfort, Dr. Portuese will prescribe oral medicines.

Frequently Asked Questions About Neck Lift Surgery

Who is a suitable candidate for neck lift surgery?

Neck lift candidates may have excessive wrinkling of the neck, a double chin, or jowl lines that they want to correct. It is critical that patients are in good health and have realistic expectations before undergoing surgery. If you’re thinking of getting a neck lift as part of your Facial Rejuvenation, Dr. William Portuese wants to make sure you’re in good condition and don’t have any health issues that could slow down your recovery. This involves having a positive outlook on life and maintaining a healthy and steady weight.

During neck lift surgery, what kind of anaesthetic is used?

A general anesthesia or intravenous sedative will be used to execute the neck lift surgery. Dr. Portuese will advise you on the optimum sedative for your procedure.

Is it possible to combine a neck lift with other facial rejuvenation procedures?

With just one procedure, Facial Rejuvenation may make you look ten years younger. Facelift surgery, brow lift surgery, eyelid surgery, and facial fat transfer are among the surgical treatments that can be used to turn back time and provide beautiful and natural results. Dr. Portuese can assist you in determining the best procedure(s) to attain your desired results.

How long will the effects of my neck lift surgery last?

Patients might expect long-term results that they will appreciate for many years. The patient’s lifestyle and genetics, such as smoking, drinking, and the degree of facial aging over time, all influence how long the benefits persist.

What will the cost of my neck surgery be?

Dr. Portuese will need to meet with you in person to establish the best course of action for your surgery. At the time of the necklift surgery consultation and physical examination, Dr. Portuese will examine the neck and determine which surgical technique will best achieve the goals of both the patient and the surgeon. This can only be performed after a thorough review of the patient’s physical exam, past medical history and the patient’s needs/wants/ concerns regarding their facial and neck features. At the end of the consultation with Dr. Portuese, the patient care coordinator, Janet Silver, will then discuss the costs. The cost for a neck lift is$5,950 (Surgeon & Operating Room) + $891 (Anesthesia). Neck Lipo: $2,850 (Surgeon & Operating Room) + $567 (Anesthesia) All pre and post operative care for a year and any touch ups that may need to be performed in the first year are also included. There is an additional fee of $200 for anesthesia in the event of a touch up under general anesthesia – usually considered a minor adjustment and taking less than ½ hour. Payment options for a neck lift at The Seattle Facelift Center and Dr. Portuese’s office include checks, cash, Visa and MasterCard.

During my consultation, what should I expect?

Is my neck lift surgery going to hurt?

You may suffer some little soreness and tightness along the treated area for a few weeks, but this should subside.

What will the location of my procedure’s incisions be?

Incisions are usually made under your chin during neck lift surgery.

Additional Preoperative Considerations

  • Cigarette Smoking: It is important to stop all cigarette smoking at least two weeks before the neck lift surgery. It is also important to refrain from smoking two weeks after the surgery since tobacco smoke, which contains nicotine, slows down the healing process.
  • Medications: Do not take any aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E and herbal supplements prior to elective cosmetic surgery. Many medications prolong bleeding time and can create a hematoma or blood clot beneath the skin of the neck. If this should occur and the drainage cannot keep up with the flow, it will need to be evacuated. Aspirin can significantly raise the incidence of this occurring. It is important to relate to Dr. Portuese any and all medications that are taken prior to surgery.
  • Sun Exposure: Avoid tanning beds and direct sun exposure for at least a couple of months after your surgery. It is important to not get sunburn on the neck after this procedure.
  • Do not drink or eat anything after midnight the night before surgery. This prevents any nausea and vomiting the day of the surgery.
  • All makeup should be off the face and neck the morning of surgery. Patients should wash their hair and face and shower the night before or morning of surgery.
  • The day of surgery comfortable clothing; sweats or pajamas, should be worn. It is best to have front closure so that nothing pulls over the face after surgery.
  • Leave all jewelry at home; rings, earrings, watches and any piercings.
  • Contact lens should not be worn the day of surgery.

Combination of Procedures with a Neck Lift

It is very common to perform other procedures, such as a Blepharoplasty or Rhinoplasty, at the same time as a neck lift without any complications. These surgeries usually compliment one another for a facial rejuvenation.

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Patient Testimonial

5/5 stars

I am so thankful to Dr. Portuese and his staff!! I had a face and neck lift in June, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the result. I spent many years being extremely self-consicous about a VERY saggy neck, inherited from my mother’s side of the family. Now, even though I’m just a few weeks post-op, I can’t get over how beautiful I look and feel! Technically, Dr. Portuese is extremely skilled, and communicates reasonable expectations to his patients before surgery. My results FAR surpassed my expectations. Also, his staff is amazing: Janet met with me for a long time before I scheduled my surgery and was able to describe in detail what the experience would be like, what the discomfort would be like, what the post-op activities and healing experience would be. She was spot-on with everything she told me. Pam did a thorough medical history and review prior to the surgery, and my nurses Noel a


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