Contouring Your Neck with a Neck Lift

Published on November 7, 2019

Neck-lift surgeries can remove fatty deposits from the neck, along with excess skin. They can also tighten drooping muscle tissue. In this way, they are able to achieve effective contouring for those dealing with aesthetic neck issues. This procedure gives the neck a youthful and taut look.

What Can a Neck Lift Achieve?

A neck lift helps you achieve a number of objectives. This procedure addresses the following issues:
• Loose skin on the neck
• Excess fat on the neck
• Jowls
• A turkey wattle

Most patients these days choose to couple their neck lift with a facelift. A facelift addresses sagging and wrinkles in the mid and lower face, which makes the face look years younger. Rejuvenating the neck and the face together works to create an overall more youthful and revitalized appearance.

How Is the Neck Lift Performed?

A neck-contouring procedure is performed while the patient is anesthetized, and it is an outpatient surgery, which means that the patient can return home on the same day after the procedure has been completed.

Incisions are created for the neck lift in one or more locations. They can be made behind the earlobes and can also be made below the chin.

A neck lift requires excess fat to be removed via liposuction. The muscle in the neck called the platysma muscle is tightened and rejoined with internal sutures. In addition, loose skin from the neck is removed with a scalpel and the remaining skin is tightened. Finally, the incisions are closed with stitches and then dressed.

Once the contouring is done, you will probably require up to two weeks to recover from the procedure. There may be some swelling and bruising in the area, but this is temporary and will disappear soon.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Neck Lift?

People who have sagging necks or excess neck fat are ideal candidates for a neck-lift procedure. This issues can be genetic or can form as a result of factors like the aging process or dramatic weight loss.

If you are considering a neck lift, it will be important that you are in good health. Those who are in poor health are at a higher risk of complications as a result of surgeries like the neck lift.

It will also be important that you are a non-smoker. Smokers must quit a fair amount of time before the procedure in order to allow their skin to recover, since skin health is negatively affected by smoking.

Consult with Dr. Glassman

It pays to choose a board-certified surgeon to perform your neck lift in order to get optimal results. Arrange a consultation with Dr. Lawrence Glassman, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, to learn more about the procedure.

Dr. Glassman is a well-regarded medical professional and will be available to answer your questions and show you before-and-after photos. During the consultation, you will need to tell Dr. Glassman about your medical history, including any past procedures you have had performed. Contact us today to set up your consultation.

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