A neck lift procedure can help to achieve a more youthful appearance by improving the appearance of the neck. The neck lift can be performed as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with other procedures such as a facelift.
Types of surgeries
There are two types of neck lift surgeries:
- Cervicoplasty: This is the most common type of neck lift. It involves removing excess skin from the neck and tightening underlying muscles.
- Platysmaplasty: This type of neck lift is less common and is typically only performed on patients who have significant sagging of the neck skin (known as “turkey wattle”). It involves making an incision in the neck and removing or repositioning the platysma muscle.
How is it performed?
The neck lift is usually performed under general anesthesia. The incisions are made and the excess skin is removed. The underlying muscles may be tightened, and any fat deposits that are present may be removed. The incisions are then closed with sutures.
Am I suitable for a neck lift?
If you are concerned about the appearance of your neck, you may be a suitable candidate for a neck lift. A consultation with us will help to assess your individual case and determine whether neck lift surgery is right for you.
Things to consider before your neck lift procedure
As with any surgery, there are certain risks and potential complications associated with neck lift surgery. These include bleeding, infection, and reactions to anesthesia. Be sure to discuss these risks with your surgeon prior to having neck lift surgery.
In addition, you should also be aware that neck lift surgery is not a “cure-all” for neck wrinkles or skin laxity. If you have significant sun damage or an excess of skin on your neck, you may require additional procedures such as laser resurfacing or a neck lift with a skin graft.
Before undergoing neck lift surgery, it is important that you have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure. We will be able to provide you with before and after photos of patients who have had neck lift surgery.
Pros and cons of a neck lift
As with any surgery, there are both advantages and disadvantages to neck lift surgery. Some of the advantages include:
- A more youthful appearance
- Improved neck contour
- Reduced neck wrinkles and skin laxity
- The need for additional procedures in some cases
Are there any age restrictions for neck lift surgeries?
No, there are no age restrictions for neck lift surgery. However, it is important to note that the neck skin may continue to age and deteriorate with time. For this reason, neck lift surgery may need to be repeated in the future in order to maintain results.
How long does it take?
Neck lift surgery usually takes between one and two hours to complete.
Is it painful?
Most patients report only mild discomfort after neck lift surgery. This can be controlled with medication.
Length of hospital stay
Most neck lift patients are able to go home the same day as their surgery.
Most patients take approximately two weeks to recover from neck lift surgery. During this time, you should avoid strenuous activity and exposure to sunlight. You will also need to wear a compression garment around your neck for the first week or two.
After two weeks, most patients are able to return to their normal activities. However, it may take up to six weeks for the full results of the neck lift to be visible.
What results to expect
The results of neck lift surgery are usually long-lasting. However, the neck skin may continue to age and deteriorate with time. For this reason, neck lift surgery may need to be repeated in the future in order to maintain results.
Book a consultation
If you are interested in learning more about neck lift surgery, please book a consultation with us. During your consultation, we will assess your individual case and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether neck lift surgery is right for you.
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