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A Neck Lift May Be Right for You

Published on December 13, 2016
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It’s surprising that a majority of people don’t pay much attention to the appearance of their neck. The fact is that it is actually among the first body parts to show visible signs of aging. Some of the other reasons which might lead to the neck skin becoming loose and saggy are excessive weight loss and sun damage. A neck lift comprises a series of procedures aimed at enhancing your neck’s appearance.

What Is a Neck Lift?

The neck lift treatment has been designed for targeting sagging skin and wrinkles on the neck. These are typically caused by weight loss and aging. The treatment involves removal of excess skin, tightening of the underlying muscles, as well as enhancement of the jawline.

The neck lift surgery is usually undertaken along with a facelift surgery. However, it can also be performed in isolation or as an independent treatment.

If the skin on your neck has started to sag and is gradually losing its inherent elasticity, you might benefit from a neck lift procedure. It is also recommended for those who want to eliminate the excessive fat or skin on the neck.

The various procedures part of a neck lift surgery may include:

• Removal of excess skin
• Liposuction for removal of excess fat
• Removal or modification of neck muscle tissue
• Administration of Botox injections for treating issues related to vertical bands or fullness

The Procedure

Plastic surgeons claim that the neck lift surgery is among the most dramatic and transformative surgeries. For one, the surgeon will work to remove the excessive fat and skin deposits around the neck region. She might also restructure the muscles beneath for rejuvenating your overall appearance.

The scope of a neck lift surgery will vary depending on the unique goals and requirements of a patient. For instance, it might be possible to achieve the desirable results with a simple liposuction treatment in some patients. On the other hand, more transformative results could be achieved with the elimination of excessive fat and skin combined with muscle restructuring and skin tightening.

During consultation, you can discuss the different kinds of anesthesia options with your surgeon. If you wish to stay asleep during your neck lift surgery, then you could ask for general anesthesia. On the other hand, it is also possible to undergo the procedure with local anesthesia using sedation. Feel free to make that choice keeping in mind your comfort level.

Preparation

While it is a major surgery, the neck lift is also the most reliable and absolutely safe treatment. Thanks to the advancements in plastic surgery as experienced in the last 10 years, it is now possible to perform a neck lift surgery with very minimal incisions. Hence, there are hardly any post-surgical marks.

Patients are generally required to make a few changes in their lifestyle a few weeks prior to the surgery. For example, surgeons recommend avoiding alcohol, sugary and fatty foods, as well as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin.

Arrange a Consultation

A neck lift from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Della Bennett can restore and revitalize your neck. Contact our office today to set up a consultation.