Plastic Surgery

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A neck lift is intended to correct sagging jowls, loose neck skin and fat accumulation under the chin. The neck lift incision often begins in front of the ear lobe and wraps around behind the ear ending in the lower scalp. This outpatient procedure may be performed under general anesthesia or local with sedation, and takes 1-2 hours. Side effects may include temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, tenderness, and/or tight-feeling, dry skin.  Risks may include infection, poor healing, excessive scarring, and/or asymmetry or change in hairline. Most patients are back to work in 2 to 3 weeks and more strenuous activity after 3 weeks or more. Bruising may take 2 to 3 weeks to subside. Results typically last 5-10 years.   Learn more about neck lifts.

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Wauwatosa, WI 53226
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