A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the neck by reducing signs of aging such as loose skin, excess fat, and wrinkles. The procedure can also improve the appearance of the neck by restoring a more youthful and defined jawline.
Candidates for a neck lift
Ideal candidates for a neck lift are healthy individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their neck and want to restore a more youthful, defined look. This procedure is typically recommended for people over the age of 40, when the skin’s natural elasticity begins to decline, leading to sagging and wrinkles.
During the initial consultation, the patient will discuss their goals and expectations with the plastic surgeon. The surgeon will then perform a physical examination of the neck and evaluate the patient’s skin type and thickness, bone structure, and overall health. The surgeon will also discuss the patient’s medical history, including any previous surgeries or medical conditions, and provide recommendations for the best course of treatment.
A neck lift is typically performed under general anesthesia, and can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. The exact technique used will depend on the individual’s needs and goals. In some cases, the surgeon may only need to perform liposuction to remove excess fat from the neck, while in others, a more extensive procedure may be necessary to address loose skin and wrinkles.
After the procedure, the patient may experience some swelling and discomfort in the neck area, which can be managed with pain medication. Stitches will typically be removed within 1 to 2 weeks, and most patients are able to return to their normal activities within 2 to 4 weeks. The results of the procedure will become more noticeable as the swelling subsides, and the final results will be visible after