Sagging skin, excess fat, or the appearance of neck cords can be corrected with neck lift surgery. The neck lift will tighten skin , elevate the muscles, and ultimately help to give you a more youthful look.
Dr. Craig will meet with each patient individually to evaluate and determine the best corrective procedure or type of neck lift. In some cases Dr. Craig may recommend both a neck lift and a face lift to help you achieve your goals.
Neck bands and lines (also known as necklace lines) are very visible in thinner patients. Neck bands can be treated with platysmaplasty, a surgical treatment that tightens the muscles in the neck.
During the neck lift, Dr. Craig will remove excess fat from below the chin or neck using a gentle liposuction procedure. Then, excess skin is carefully trimmed away. The remaining skin will be tightened, resulting in a more youthful look.
Patients will return home with a neck support garment, an elastic dressing that allows the treated area to heal properly, and wear it for a week to maintain the neck’s new position.
You may need to take some time off of work to allow your neck to heal. The first few days should be spent with minimal activity, while more strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks. Post-operative bruising and swelling is common, especially in the first few days. Medication is prescribed to deal with any pain or discomfort.
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