Excess wrinkling of the neck skin, a “turkey wattle” or double chin, and jowl lines all work together to make us look older than we feel. In fact, the neck tends to age faster than the face giving away an individual’s age in spite of their best skin care efforts. Neck lift surgery or ‘platysmaplasty’ can correct visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your neck. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with liposuction, a facelift, or a cheek lift but may also be done as a stand-alone procedure.
The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider neck lift:
If your face and neck have begun to sag, but your skin still has some elasticity.
You desire a sleeker neck with a distinct jawline.
Your neck has developed folds and lines
If you are in good general health, with no medical conditions that impair healing, a non-smoker, and an individual with a positive outlook and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
Tightening and rejuvenating the neck can be done via neck liposuction, cervical lipectomy, submentoplasty, and neck lift surgery.
A neck lift surgery, incisions usually begin near the earlobe, extend in a natural line behind the ear and continue toward the hairline. A small incision may also be made under the chin. Fat is trimmed or suctioned from around the neck and chin to improve the contour. The underlying muscle and membrane are tightened, the skin is pulled back, and the excess is removed. With the help of stitches, the layers of tissue are secured and the incision is closed. ; metal clips may be used on the scalp.
Following surgery, a small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin behind your ear to drain any blood that might collect there. The surgeon may also wrap your head loosely in bandages to minimize bruising and swelling.
You can expect great results if you have realistic expectations from Rhinoplasty. Final results of nose reshaping cosmetic surgery may not be apparent until 6 months to a year after the surgery.