The neck is often overlooked when it comes to restoring the youthful appearance of the face. But a “turkey wattle,” double chin and jowl lines may negate the improvements made to the appearance of the face. When skin on the neck loses its elasticity and sags due to aging or when excess fat makes the neck look heavy, a neck lift procedure can give you a younger-looking neckline. Read on for six things you should know about a neck lift.
- A neck lift addresses loose skin, excess fat and weakened muscles in the neck.
- This procedure removes unwanted skin and fatty deposits as well as restructure the neck’s underlying muscles.
- Turkey wattle neck is a common concern when it comes to the neck. A neck lift will remove excess skin and fat from this area to address this concern.
- The incision starts at the sideburn near the hairline and continues along the area around the ear, ending at the back of the hair. The skin of the neck is lifted so that excess fat can be repositioned or sculpted. The neck muscle is tightened at this time as well, and underlying neck tissues are repositioned. Then the skin is draped over the new contour, and incisions are closed with sutures.
- Patients will see results just a few days after surgery. Bruising and swelling will gradually disappear, and most patients return to social activities two weeks after surgery.
- Good candidates have a positive outlook and realistic expectations for surgery. Candidates for surgery also should be in good general health and do not have medical conditions that may impair healing. You should not smoke for at least two weeks before surgery because smoking interferes with healing.
Your final results from a neck lift will give you a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance and make you feel more confident about yourself. To see whether you are a good candidate for surgery, call (203) 453-6635 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.