Many people are surprised to note that one of the first places signs of aging begin to appear is in the neck area. Age, weight changes, and sun damage are just a few of the conditions that can cause the skin of your neck start to become saggy and loose. If your neck looks considerably older than the skin on your face, you probably do not have to undergo a procedure as extensive as a full facelift. Neck lift surgery may just meet your needs.
About Neck Lift
A neck lift is a safe and reliable cosmetic surgery procedure that can dramatically improve your appearance. Fat deposits and excess skin are removed from the neck area to provide you with a smoother, longer-looking appearance. In some cases, underlying muscle may need to be restructured to provide a strong foundation. Few incisions are necessary in the performance of neck lift surgery; therefore, you can expect very little scarring.
Preparing for Surgery
Because this is a surgical procedure, you may need to undergo some lifestyle changes ahead of time, limiting such things as ibuprofen, aspirin, fatty foods, and alcohol. If you are a smoker, please know that you will need to cut down on your nicotine intake because it may negatively affect healing.
About the Procedure
You can expect the surgery to take between two to three hours to complete. At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we will determine the best anesthesia for your particular needs. Some patients may only need to use a local anesthetic and a sedative while others would feel better being completely unconscious through the use of a general anesthetic. Likewise, the details of each patient’s surgical procedure will vary based on need.
Those who require only a minor cosmetic touch-up may benefit from liposuction alone in order to remove fat deposits from the neck. Those who want to eliminate major sagging and see more noticeable results may undergo restructuring of underlying muscles and the removal of excess fat and tightening of the skin.
Your incisions will be small, unobtrusive, and placed behind the ears and under the chin to remove fat. Then the skin will put back in place, pulled taut and sutured. Any excess will be removed.
Candidates for Neck Lift
Men and women who are looking to fix problems such as a double chin, turkey neck, and skin damage, jowls under the jaws or excess fat in the neck are prime candidates for this procedure. It is best if there is still a fair amount of elasticity to your skin so that it can be stretched during the procedure. Be prepared to take from one to two weeks off work for recovery and to avoid strenuous activity upon your return.
Neck lift is a great option if you are looking to specifically improve the appearance of your neck area. Facial Aesthetic Concepts is dedicated to helping you achieve a youthful, firmer look. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to discuss your concerns, goals, and develop the perfect treatment plan for you.