If you would like to fix that ‘turkey wattle’ and erase those unattractive neck bands, a neck lift could be just what you need. A neck lift provides a smoother, tighter neck and improves the quality of the neck skin. But what is a neck lift?
What Is A Neck Lift?
A neck lift or platysmaplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses signs of aging in the neck. The desired effect of a neck lift is to improve the definition of the neck and jawline. Surgery involves removing sagging skin and excess fat deposits and tightening the underlying neck muscles.
Platysmaplasty is often combined with a facelift, brow lift, or eyelid lift, to enhance the results of surgery.
The incisions for a neck lift can be made under the chin or behind the ears. Neck lift surgery is done on an outpatient basis and typically takes 2-3 hours depending on the degree of correction required.
What To Expect After Surgery?
Patients generally have some swelling and bruising after a neck lift, but these side-effects typically resolve within a few days. Ice compresses can be used for the first 48 hours after surgery to minimize swelling. Most patients are back to work within 7-10 days of surgery.
Benefits Of A Neck Lift?
The neck is sometimes one of the first areas to show signs of aging but is often neglected. That’s why having surgery on the neck can take years off your appearance.
The results of a neck lift can be dramatic because it addresses a turkey neck, neck banding, as well as a double chin. It removes extra skin and fat on the neck and chin area to create a slimmer, contoured neckline.
If you have significant loose skin around your neck or what appears to be a double chin, a neck lift may be right for you.