A neck lift plastic surgery is designed to improve the neck’s appearance by eliminating loose skin and making the underlying muscles tighter. The surgeon creates a sleeker and more sculpted neck appearance with neck lift, enabling the patient to appear younger. Vinings Surgery Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove, provides neck lift surgery to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding communities.
In many cases, it may appear after a neck lift as if the person has lost weight even though it is only a body contouring surgical procedure. When surplus neck skin is eliminated, and underlying muscles are made tauter, it will enhance the jowly appearance to reveal an improved jawline.In case the patient has surplus fatty tissue deposits in the neck area, the surgeon may perform liposuction of the neck in combination with the neck lift to develop a more attractive and sleeker neck appearance. The outcomes can also be more harmonious when a neck lift plastic surgery is performed along with facelift.
Patients over the age of 40 years usually receive neck lift cosmetic surgery because around this time the neck skin usually starts to become saggy. Neck lift surgery candidates will have one or more of the below mentioned attributes:
Neck skin is damaged because of wind and sun exposure across the years
Surplus fatty deposits in the neck are creating the appearance of a double chin
A turkey wattle neck is noticeable as the neck skin is sagging
Pronounced jowly appearance because of the presence of surplus skin and fat underneath the jaws
Visible folds, wrinkles, and creases in the neck region
If the candidate needs only minor contouring, the surgeon may suggest only neck liposuction. But if the patient requires a full neck lift, it will involve the following steps:
The patient receives general or local anesthesia and sedation
The surgeon will place discreet incisions beneath the chin or behind the ears or both, depending on the surgical technique being utilized
The platysma muscle will be made tauter, and the surgeon will suture these together to lift the neck
The surgeon will remove sagging skin and surplus fat tissue
The skin and tissue that remains will be meticulously repositioned and secured via sutures to develop a smoother neck definition
The surgeon will close the incisions with sutures, and place temporary drain tubes in the incision sites prior to bandaging the wounds
A neck lift procedure may require an initial recovery time of around a week. During this period, the patient should take adequate rest but undertake mild walk and light activities within their home. The surgeon may prescribe pain medications and antibiotics for some days. They will remove the sutures as well as drain pipes at the end of the initial week. A majority of patients can resume their routine at this juncture but must avoid rigorous activities for another 2 to 3 weeks. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove receives patients from Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and nearby areas for advanced procedures such as neck lift.
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