A neck lift procedure is usually done together with a facelift, cheek lift, or liposuction. The procedure is done to improve the appearance of your neck by modifying the jawline contour, tightening the underlying neck muscles, and eliminating sagging neck skin. In this article, we will help you to understand what the procedure entails and what you can expect from a Scarsdale neck lift.
Why Should You Get a Neck Lift?
The neck lift procedure is usually done to restore the youthful contours in the neck and face. The treatment is known to improve the following issues:
- Loose neck skin
- Excess deposits of fat under the chin
- Abnormal neck contours due to muscle banding
- Jowls created on the lower face due to excess fats
Neck surgery procedures can be accompanied by eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes, a brow lift to correct deeply furrowed brows, or fat transfers to reduce wrinkles. The overall result is a fuller, younger-looking face, neck, and profile.
What Happens During a Neck Lift Appointment?
During your neck lift appointment, you will first have a personalized consultation with your plastic surgeon, who will inquire about your physical health and any medical history, that is, if you have a cardiovascular illness, diabetes, circulatory condition like high blood pressure, or a health disorder related to blood clotting, such as:
- Any history of smoking or alcohol use
- Any abnormal tendencies to scar easily
- Your age, ethnic background, and type of your skin
- Your expectations after your neck lift surgery
Apart from familiarizing themselves with your personal and medical details, your surgeon will also give you additional information about your neck lift surgery that will include:
- The possible complications
- What to expect after your surgery
- The location of your surgery
- Alternatives for anesthesia
- Other recommended neck lifting procedures
Neck Lift Surgery Procedure
Neck lift surgery procedures can be done either in a hospital, an outpatient surgery facility, or a surgeon’s office-based surgical center. During the procedure, you are required to either use a sedative or general anesthesia. Once you are under (or sedated), the surgeon will make small incisions behind your ear and under your chin and remove excess skin and fat. After the surgeon is done, they will apply a pressure dressing under the chin and around your head. The procedure itself normally takes several hours, after which you may be released or kept for observation.
Neck Lift Surgery Recovery
For most people who have undergone neck lift surgeries, there is pain and swelling around the surgical area within the first two weeks. However, to further speed up your recovery process, you are required to follow carefully your surgeon’s post-surgery instructions that might include:
- Avoiding certain environments and activities
- Informing your surgeon if you experience fever, redness, or severe pain in the surgical area
- Continuously attending follow-up appointments.
If you are unhappy with your neck’s appearance and are considering a neck lift for a much more youthful and beautiful profile, consult Robert M. Schwarcz today. Dr. Schwarcz is one of only 500 surgeons admitted to the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
With a wealth of experience in the neck lift procedure and other neck-related surgeries, you are guaranteed satisfying results. Book an appointment online or call his office today.