As we age, neck laxity develops because neck muscles relax, lose shape and neck fat accumulated. Sagging neck skin and banding of muscles leads to aged appearance. This 'turkey neck' appearance can be reversed with a neck lift procedure. A neck lift is combined with a face lift for a more youthful neck contour.
Neck lift surgery is often combined with cosmetic facial surgery and is done while patients are asleep in the operating room. After neck lift surgery, patients will be fitted with some light compression bandages. Small surgical drains are removed the day after surgery. Neck lift surgery is an outpatient cosmetic procedure. Skin sutures are removed five days after the procedure. Although every patient’s recovery time varies, most patients are comfortable being in public two weeks after their surgery.
Good candidates for a neck lift are patients in their late 40’s to early 70’s who are unhappy with their neck contour. This restorative surgery can be done in conjunction with other procedures such as facelifts, eyelid lifts, and brow lifts. Our board certified plastic surgeons provide a complete cosmetic facial evaluation for each patient within their complimentary consultation.
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