The first signs of aging can develop as early as the 20s in the forms of wrinkles and crow’s feet. Over the course of time, many factors work against you to cause the development of loose saggy skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and more. As the problems further develop, these early signs of aging become more and more severe
With time, the changes become so severe that you will eventually start to look much older. One area of the body that experiences adverse aesthetic changes is the neck. It’s common to develop unsightly wrinkles, creases, excess fatty deposits, and loose skin in this area as you get older.
Fortunately, there’s a way to combat these aesthetic problems you may be facing. A surgical procedure known as a neck lift is the perfect option for people who struggle with the degrading look of their necks as they get older.
What Is A Neck Lift?
A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a procedure in which incisions are made around the jaw to remove excess skin and fat from the neck region and tighten the underlying muscle structures that support the tissue. The procedure is invasive, but it is safe and highly effective
What Are The Advantages Of A Neck Lift?
The neck lift can be performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning that you can go home soon after the procedure is over. It can be combined with other types of procedures such as the brow lift, fat transfer, and eyelid surgery for even better results.
The results provided by the neck lift surgery look natural, and patient’s don’t have to worry about a drastic change that looks awkward or unnatural. The results are also long-lasting, with patients experiencing cosmetic changes that will last for years.
There is some downtime required to rest and relax after the surgery, but you don’t have to worry because recovery is quick, and you’ll be able to return to your normal activities quickly.
How Is A Neck Lift Performed?
The neck lift procedure is performed under anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the surgical process. The extent of the surgery varies from person to person and is dependent upon the degree of corrections that must be made to achieve the ideal look.
The number of incisions made depends on how much tissue needs to be removed. For limited results, small incisions are made around the ear. For more drastic changes that require a large amount of tissue to be removed, an incision is made from the level of the sideburn, along with the ear, and ends at the posterior hair.
During the procedure, the underlying muscle structures are tightened and the remaining skin in the area is closed and bandaged. The incisions are closed with stitches that will be removed after a few days. In some cases, dissolvable stitches are used.
What Is The Postoperative Care For A Neck Lift?
After the neck lift surgery is completed, your doctor will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions that you will need to follow to properly take care of the treatment area as you heal. These instructions might also include avoiding any strenuous activities that can cause damage to the area or put too much strain on your body as you heal.
What Is The Recovery Period Of A Neck Lift?
Since the neck lift is customized to fit the needs of each individual, the time it takes to recover from it will vary from one individual to another. Recovery will also depend on whether postoperative care is strictly adhered to.
It’s normal to experience some bruising and swelling after the surgery, but these side effects are temporary and will subside in time. As you heal, the final results of the surgery will be more apparent, and your neck will look better than ever.
Contact Our Office
If you want to learn more about the neck lift surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. James P Bradley. As a highly skilled plastic surgeon with years of experience, Dr. Bradley will help you achieve the aesthetic goals you desire.