A Plastic Surgeon Answers Neck Lift FAQs
A neck lift is a surgery that improves the neck's look and, in some instances, the lower face as well. It is frequently referred to as a small facelift since it addresses many of the same issues as a standard facelift. Continue reading to find answers to some of the frequently asked questions about neck lifts.
What is the purpose of a neck lift?
Many indications of aged tissue in the neck or congenital problems that result in aesthetic concerns can be addressed with a neck lift, including excess skin, fat deposits, lax muscles, jowls, and "turkey neck." The objective is to increase the definition of the jawline so that the patient's profile seems younger.
Who is a good candidate for a neck lift?
A potential candidate for a neck lift is anyone who has aesthetic issues that a neck lift can solve. A nonsmoker at or near their target weight, in good overall health, not using medicines that may increase the risk of problems, and who has reasonable expectations for the surgery is the ideal neck lift candidate.
Can a neck lift help if the chin and jawline are not well defined?
Yes, in most cases. The bones may be at fault. For patients who have a receding chin and a weak jawbone, face implants along the bone may be a better option than or in addition to a neck lift.
Is it necessary to have a neck lift for excess fat under the chin?
A neck lift may not be the ideal therapy for patients whose main concern is fat beneath their chin. For those who have a decent skin tone, no jowls, and no neck banding, neck liposuction may be able to give the results they want.
What is the procedure for a neck lift?
Patients will most likely be put under general anesthesia for a neck lift. The scars will be well-hidden because the incisions will be made directly in front of the ears. On the chin, an extra incision may be created. The plastic surgeon will remove fat and skin through these incisions and tighten the platysma muscle. The skin will then be restored and sutured to create a more youthful appearance.
Is it possible to combine a neck lift with other procedures?
Yes. A neck lift may be done with other facial rejuvenation operations such as eyelid surgery or a brow lift.
How long is the downtime while recovering from a neck lift?
Most patients take one week off work; the recovery time may be longer, depending on the nature of their job and the rate at which their body heals.
When can one resume normal activities?
Although patients should resume less stressful activities within a week of their operation, aerobic exercise and other strenuous activities should be reintroduced progressively. By 3-4 weeks after surgery, patients should be able to resume their usual routine.
When can I expect to see the final results of my neck lift?
Although you will experience some immediate effects from your neck lift, these outcomes will increase with time. Some parts of your neck lift may take six months or longer, such as the final look of your facial scars.
Please get in touch with the office if you have any further questions for the plastic surgeon regarding neck lift surgery.
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