A neck lift, also known as lower rhytidectomy, improves visible signs of ageing in the jawline and neck.
What is Neck Lift?
You feel young inside, but you’re unhappy with visible signs of ageing, and you want your physical appearance to complete your feelings. There are many treatments in plastic surgery to reduce those signs, and a neck lift is one of the most popular ways available. A neck lift offers a smoother and more toned appearance to skin under the chin and neck area that has lost elasticity by removing loose skin along the jaw line and on the neck.
Rejuvenation procedures that can be performed in conjunction with face lift surgery in order to complete a younger appearance.
How is a neck lift performed?
According to your request and of course consultation of your plastic surgeon, you can choose either traditional neck lift or limited neck lift surgery.
*Traditional Neck Lift
An incision can be made behind the ear or alternatively in front of and behind the ear, similar to a facelift incision. In this technique, excess neck skin is removed through the incision made behind the ear. A traditional neck lift surgery will be performed under general anaesthesia, and usually it takes two to three hours.
*Limited Neck Lift
A limited incision neck lift may involve incisions only around the ear. While the incisions are shorter, the results may be more limited.
What can a neck lift do?
Results of a neck lift surgery are visible almost immediately. Your final results may take several months for all subtle swelling to subside. Life-long sun protection and a healthy lifestyle will help the results of your rejuvenated, more youthful appearance long-lasting. Results may provide you a more youthful and rested appearance, and also they will increase your self-confidence.
Are you a candidate?
If you feel your neck is aged and makes you look older, neck lift surgery may be right for you. By removing excess skin along the jaw line and on the neck, your neck will lose visible signs of ageing.
How do you feel about your neck?
If you have one or more the following feelings or conditions, you are a good candidate for neck lift surgery:
*You have excess skin under the chin and neck area has lost elasticity
*You had substantial weight loss
*You want to look younger and more attractive
Who decides for details of your surgery?
You and your doctor will discuss all details of your surgery and decide together. You can directly share your complaints and concerns about your neck’s look with your doctor and also your doctor will share his objective ideas about your neck lift surgery. So this is an interactive process that your happiness and healthiness is a priority.
What about recovery of your surgery?
Recovery from a neck lift takes time, and it’s important that you’re patient with the process. Most people can return to work in seven to 14 days. Your plastic surgeon may also recommend you wear a medical compression bandage to help reduce post-operative swelling. This is usually worn night and day for at least five to seven days, and then only at night for a longer period of time.