Neck sagging as a result of aging or weight loss often shows before the face shows. Loose neck muscles can lead to an appearance of bands on the neck or drastic drooping of the skin. A neck lift is a surgical procedure that can smooth and tighten the skin on the neck and provide a more toned and youthful appearance.
With a neck lift surgery, small incisions are placed under the chin and behind the ear, and the extra fat is removed, the deep muscles are tightened and the extra skin is removed. This procedure is often an excellent choice for men. The results of this procedure offer a drastic improvement in the appearance of the neck and subtle changes to the overall appearance. A neck lift surgery may be performed alongside a face lift or may be performed alone. After the procedure, your friends and family may not even realize that a surgical procedure was performed except for the significant improvement in the appearance of your neck.
The wound care after surgery will be explained to you in detail during the consultation and after surgery. In short, after the dressings are removed, the incisions should be cleaned carefully, and antibiotic ointment should be applied.
The dressing should then be replaced, especially on the neck, to maximize the improvement in the contour of the skin in the neck, which was provided by the face lift. After the incisions have fully healed, silicone strips should be used, and these are available at our office for your convenience for a very reasonable price or at the local pharmacy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I avoid prior to neck lift surgery?
Patients undergoing neck lift surgery should stop smoking six weeks prior to surgery, and they avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.) and herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding for two weeks prior to surgery.
How will I feel after neck lift surgery?
After surgery, the neck will be bruised and feel tight. The bruising should resolve over a period of four to five days, but neck tightness may last several months.
How long will my result last?
Neck lift surgery is a long-lasting solution as long as the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle. The area will continue to age naturally over time.
What other procedures can I combine with my neck lift?
Many people combine facelift and brow lift surgery with their neck lift surgery to achieve complete facial rejuvenation.
Why Choose Dr. Vijay
Dr. Vijay is very unique in the sense of his great customer care, service and experience. He approaches each client as an individual and takes the time to thoroughly understand their needs and desired results.