Loose or hanging skin around the neck is a common cause of self-consciousness in middle-aged and older patients, both male and female.
Many patients feel it makes them appear older, tired, or unhealthy. A neck lift in Beverly Hills can help to melt years off your appearance. We grow older and everything goes south, especially our skin. It can be especially problematic in the area around our neck.
Once supple skin begins to loosen and sag, and we find ourselves wanting to make sure family photos are shot from a high angle to hide it. As we deal with the anxiety and think about how we used to look, we wonder if it's possible to fix such a glaring example that we aren't who we used to be? The answer is a resounding yes. You can do something about that sag beneath your chin and recapture your youthful appearance with a Beverly Hills neck lift at the Plastic Surgery Institute.
The neck lift, also called a cervicoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the neck by removing both excess skin and fat and tighten muscles that can lead to the appearance of a saggy or loose neck. Excess skin in the neck can lead to self-esteem issues in patients of any age. The Beverly Hills neck lift specialists at the Plastic Surgery Institute are well known for natural-looking results.
Our doctors instruct patients to avoid certain medications, including over-the-counter painkillers and blood thinners. Blood thinners can lead to severe complications during surgery and recovery, and patients are advised against taking them in conjunction with all surgeries. Patients who smoke should plan to quit for several months before and after. Smoking inhibits the blood's oxygen supply, which can also cause severe problems during surgery and cause the recovery period to be prolonged.
Under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, a neck lift operation is usually undertaken as an outpatient procedure. The neck lift involves incisions below the chin, near the ears, which allows the surgeon to access the fat, muscles, and skin of the chin and neck. Through these incisions, fat can be removed with liposuction techniques and the muscles of the neck can be tightened.
Once the muscles are tightened and excess fat is removed, the skin can be contoured to the neck. The incisions are closed using sutures and medical dressings are applied to provide pressure and a sterile environment for proper healing. Depending on the specifics of the procedures involved, the surgeon may need to remove the sutures later or may use sutures that dissolve on their own. Surgical drains may be placed for several days to ensure that excess fluid is not collected beneath the skin.
Depending on the type of anesthesia used, local or general anesthetic, patients will remain under observation in a recovery room for up to several hours before returning home.
Patients will need to have a responsible friend, loved one, or relative on hand to drive them home and help and monitor them for the first 24 hour period of their recovery. All antibiotic and painkiller prescriptions will be provided before the surgery date and should be filled and ready when patients return home for recovery. Most patients are fitted with compression bandages that will be worn for 7-10 days and will help increase blood flow and minimize swelling.
A neck lift could be right for you if you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your neck and wish for a firmer, more youthful appearance. Our team will also take your general well-being into account, in addition to your aesthetic objectives. You should have a healthy immune system, without skin problems or bleeding disorders, to qualify for surgery. If you are dealing with the insecurity of a sagging, droopy neckline, give us a call. The team at The Plastic Surgery Institute is ready to leverage our extensive knowledge to help you attain your goals.
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Sagging skin, excess fat deposits, and muscle banding may be treated by a neck lift. Your doctor may also extract jowls and drooping skin, also referred to as a double chin, below the area during this operation.
To remove stubborn fat deposits, we can also use minimally invasive liposuction. Liposuction does not, however, decrease sagging skin or banding of the muscles. As such, a neck lift is probably more fitting if you are after more detailed results.
Although the body of every person is special and can respond to surgery in various ways, a surgical facelift should usually last around ten years. This timeframe can also be influenced by such variables, such as how you handle your skin and your dietary habits.
It usually takes a few hours for neck lift surgery. Your precise aims, the duration of your surgery, and the different procedures used will determine the exact length of your operation.
You may feel some swelling and pain for several days following your neck lift. You should get plenty of rest during this time and wear a compression bandage. We will provide customized instructions detailing when you can resume your regular routine. Instructions for post-operative home care can also help relieve your discomfort and accelerate your recovery time.
No matter what brought you here, a visit with our doctors will bring out the best in you. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation, either in person or online.
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