Are you been looking much older than your age, due to Turkey Wattle Neck???
Do you feel as if your Neck is too fat….due to Excess Fat??
Do you have excess skin and wrinkles around your Neck? Or have you lost the distinct jawline of your youth and want to restore….
Neck Lift is the solution, to solve your problems………
Neck Lift – Also known as platysmaplasty or cervicoplasty or Lower Rhytidectomy
A neck lift enhances the appearance of the neck by tightening the skin and underlying muscles and improving the contour of the jawline. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with liposuction, a facelift, or a cheek lift but may also be done as a stand-alone procedure.
How is a Neck Lift procedure performed?
If only minimal contouring is needed, this procedure can be done with liposuction alone.
The procedure for a full neck lift is as follows:
- Incisions are made under the chin and/or behind the ears depending on the procedure that has been chosen
- The platysma muscle is tightened and sewn together (corset platysmaplasty) similar to the way shoelaces are cinched.
- Excess skin and fat are carefully trimmed away
- Tissue and skin are repositioned and secured with sutures
- Incisions are closed and drains may be placed before the wounds are bandaged
A Neck lift is a set of procedures to enhance the appearance of your neck. Procedures can include:
- Removing excess skin
- Removing or altering neck muscles
- Liposuction to remove excess fat
- Botox injections to address problems with fullness or “bands”
Preparing for Your Neck Lift
- Your surgeon will tell you to avoid certain medications before your surgery to reduce the risk of excessive bleeding.
- Tell your doctor about any drug allergies you have. Although it’s very rare, you could have an allergic reaction to the anesthesia.
- If you smoke, you will need to quit for at least four weeks before the surgery and four weeks after. Don’t just plan to cut down. Not smoking for this time period is necessary for proper healing.
- Eat a healthy diet. That will help your body heal.
- You should plan to take at least one week off from work. Ask your doctor exactly how much time off you’ll need.
- Set up an area in your home for recovery. The area should have:
- Ice packs
- Gauze and towels
- Supply of comfortable, loose clothing (preferably button-down shirts or blouses that do not have to be pulled over your head and neck)
- Petroleum jelly and antibacterial ointment
- Telephone within reaching distance of where you’ll be lying or sitting most of the time
- Pillows that will allow you to keep your head in a comfortable position
- Someone who can stay with you at least the first 24 hours after surgery
On the day of surgery, wear loose, comfortable clothing. Wear a button-down blouse or shirt that you don’t have to pull over your head and neck.
Side Effects and Complications of Neck Lift Surgery
You will have swelling and bruising that can last for several days after a neck lift. You may feel tightness or tingling and different sensations, including burning or pulling. You also will experience numbness. These are all normal in the first few weeks following surgery and should not be cause for concern.
As with any surgery, infection is possible. Take your temperature. At the first sign of a fever, contact your doctor. If you have unusual discharge, such as pus, from the surgery site, contact your doctor immediately.
Recovery From a Neck Lift
Recovering from a neck lift takes time. Most people can return to work in 10 to 14 days.
If you participate in sports or are physically active, you will have to wait three weeks or more to resume those activities. Give yourself time to heal to get the most benefit from the procedure.
What neck lift surgery won’t do
As a restorative surgery, a neck lift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.
A neck lift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a neck lift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery.
Do you feel that you have an excessively full or “double chin,” despite being at a healthy weight? Liposuction of the neck can achieve better defined, more graceful neckline by permanently
Because liposuction removes excess fat, but cannot significantly improve sagging skin, the typical neck liposuction patient will be younger, his his or her 20’s through early 50’s, as younger patients typically have good skin elasticity, which is necessary for the skin to contract smoothly and evenly after liposuction.
For most patients, neck liposuction is a fairly quick procedure, and many times it can be performed using local anesthesia. Through 1 or 2 tiny incisions, concealed beneath the chin or behind the ears, a cosmetic surgeon insert a small liposuction cannula, removing excess fat and sculpting a natural contour to the chin and neck. Following the procedure, patients typically wear a special supportive chin strap for about 3 or 4 days, return to work within 1 week, and be ready to return to full activity after about 2 weeks. It is typical to experience some swelling and bruising after neck liposuction; this should resolve during the first 10 to 14 days after surgery.
Considerations & goals with neck liposuction:
- Improves the appearance of a “double chin” or fullness underneath the chin
- Refines the jawline to enhance the chin or bring balance to facial features
- Patients with good skin tone will typically see the best results
- Can be combined with chin augmentation or rhinoplasty to further enhance facial contours
- Results are permanent so long as a patient maintains a stable weight
Considerations & goals with neck lift surgery:
- Reduces or eliminates a “turkey neck” by removing excess, sagging skin
- Smoothes out wrinkles and creases throughout the neck
- Improves the appearance of vertical neck bands
- Results are long-lasting and will age naturally with a patient
- Can be combined with a facelift for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation
Combining Neck Contouring & Facial Procedures
As the face, eyes and neck work together to create a person’s facial appearance, it is common to combine face and neck procedures to achieve a patient’s goals. Doing so helps to ensure a smooth, refined lines and naturally balanced appearance. Below are some of the common procedures that patients choose to accompany their neck contouring surgery:
- Facelift. It is rare that a cosmetic surgeon will perform a facelift without also incorporating some element of neck contouring. Combining a facelift and neck lift allows a cosmetic surgeon to address jowling, sagging cheeks, and lax neck tissues in a single procedure.
- Chin augmentation. A skilled, qualified cosmetic surgeon can insert a custom-fit chin implant during a neck liposuction procedure, typically using the same incisions, to refine the neckline and add definition to a weak or receding chin.
- Rhinoplasty. Balanced proportions are key to an attractive face. Reshaping the nose to better fit a patient’s face while also improving the jawline can dramatically enhance this sense of balance.
Choosing a Cosmetic Surgeon
Improving the appearance of the neck requires a surgeon to understand the unique relationship between the anatomy of the face and the neck, and how each contributes to a patient’s natural appearance. To perform neck contouring safely and successfully, In our Go Cosmetic Clinics, our cosmetic surgeons with experience in multiple facial cosmetic procedures as well as a highly-developed aesthetic eye being trained in aesthetic face and neck surgery in their residency training,
When performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon in our Go Cosmetic Clinics, neck contouring can achieve dramatic improvements with small changes. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your face, neck or chin, consulting with a board certified cosmetic surgeon in Go Cosmetic Clinics can help you learn more about your options to make lasting changes. We invite you to call us for an appointment,