As we age, we become aware of physical signs of aging such as loose skin around the neck, often referred to as a double chin or turkey neck.
Many men and women find themselves seeking to address this particular skin issue above others, as more than other aesthetic concerns, loose neck skin makes us appear much older. Most men don’t consider surgery on other areas of the face. But a direct neck excision is the one surgery they will consider. Loose skin around the neck can be extremely difficult to resolve without surgical intervention, particularly later in life.
Direct neck lift surgery enhances and tightens the neck by eliminating excess fat and tissue. It gets rid of the dreaded double chin that makes a person quite self-conscious. A neck lift rejuvenates the neck area for a more attractive and youthful appearance. And the results of a direct neck lift in Beverly Hills are well worth it.
Anyone in good physical health with excess skin underneath the chin and neck is a good candidate for a direct excision neck lift. Preferably, you do not smoke (or must stop at least four weeks prior to surgery). Patients with a more severe jowl or sagging of the cheek may benefit by having facelift surgery in combination with a neck lift.
Patients with a lax platysma muscle or excess fat or skin around the neck are candidates for a Z-Plasty neck lift. Named after a vertical Z-shaped incision made along the neck, the Z-Plasty involves a surgical incision made underneath the chin to remove the fat. The lax platysma muscle is then bound with sutures. A Z-Plasty neck lift removes the excess skin and fat from the front of the neck closing the scar in a “Z” pattern. It can be performed on men and women but is the preferred choice for men trying to avoid the necessity of combining a facelift with neck lift surgery.
There are many benefits to a Z-Plasty neck lift:
The direct neck excision Z-Plasty rid the under the chin of a large fold of skin that is often referred to as a turkey wattle. The scar can be visible as it heals but fades over time, typically between four to six months.
It is usually more tolerated by older men because a shirt can hide the incision. Women usually opt for facelift and neck surgery with the incision hidden in their hairline. Similar to the direct neck lift, you may experience mild to moderate pain with some swelling and bruising. You will need to wear a compression garment for healing purposes for several weeks. Avoid any strenuous activities for two weeks and any prolonged exposure to the sun.
A direct neck lift deals with facial rejuvenation and skin laxity. The procedure combines cervicoplasty (removes extra skin) and platysmaplasty (tightens underlying muscles in the neck) to create an appealing and youthful look from your chin to your chest. Our Beverly Hills direct neck lift takes up to three hours under anesthesia.
Some patients go home after the surgery; others stay overnight. During a direct excision neck lift, the surgeon will sedate you with local anesthesia and place an incision underneath your chin. That way, the scar can be hidden from view. The surgeon then elevates the fat tissues and removes them (excision or liposuction). The platysma muscles are tightened and bound with sutures. The removal of excess skin gets rid of the double chin, or turkey wattle, appearance in your neck. The neck is covered by a bandage to complete the procedure. As with any surgery, there are some risks involved, including anesthesia reaction, bleeding, infection, and swelling.
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To ensure you get the best neck lift Beverly Hills has to offer, it is important to follow all instructions from your plastic surgeon. Following your direct neck lift surgery, you may experience mild to moderate pain with some swelling and bruising. Your surgeon can prescribe medications to alleviate pain. You shouldn't remove your bandage until told to change it, usually every 24 hours, or if it gets dirty or wet.
Washing becomes an issue so make sure to follow your surgeon’s recommendation. You do not want the incisions to get too wet. You will need to wear a compression garment for healing purposes for several weeks. Avoid any prolonged exposure to the sun and make sure to cover your bandage when you go outside. Your facial movement may be limited for a couple of weeks following surgery. Avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. It will be important to only move your head and shoulders as one unit when turning and moving around and to sleep in an inclined position where your head is elevated for up to four weeks to reduce swelling. Patients return to work between two to four weeks following their surgery.
At the Plastic Surgery Institute, we care about our patients and provide the best quality service. We will discuss with you what neck lift Z-Plasty options are available to you and what will work best for you. Our goal is to determine your suitability for a neck lift at this stage of your life and ensure it will meet your needs.
A direct neck lift or a Z-Plasty neck lift is an affordable alternative to a full facelift with a minimally invasive treatment that can be completed within two hours. Call us at 310.248.6250 and make an appointment to learn more about the top Direct Neck Lift Beverly Hills has to offer and discover how we can help you look your best and feel confident. Treat yourself to a new you, a rejuvenated you, today.
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