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How is neck lift done?

Whether you are a good candidate for a traditional neck lift incision or a less invasive reduced incision neck lift depends on your specific goals.

A standard neck lift involves an incision that starts at the sideburn, travels down and around the ear, and ends in the back of the hairline. The goal is to achieve the best possible outcomes by doing so. Following this established order is the recommended first move. It’s feasible to get a more appealing appearance by repositioning or sculpting the extra fat in the jowls and neck. Normal treatment is tightening the platysma muscle in the neck and rearranging the layer of tissue directly under the skin of the neck. Excess skin is removed during treatment, and the remaining skin is redraped over the patient’s newly sculpted facial features to give them a more youthful appearance. If the chin muscle needs to be healed following liposuction, a second incision is typically made just below the chin. A scalpel is used to make this cut. When the incisions are finished being made, they will be closed using either sutures or skin adhesives.

In rare circumstances, a minimal incision neck lift can be accomplished with just a few tiny incisions hidden behind the patient’s ears. This is due to the fact that the incisions made in this area are minimal. The potential for diminished function may outweigh the advantages of smaller incisions.

All incisions will be closed with sutures or skin glue. There is a chance that after a few days the sutures will disintegrate on their own, meaning that removal is unnecessary. After a neck lift patient has fully healed, the incision lines are typically effectively camouflaged by the hairline and the natural creases that form in the ear. When the operation is finished, this is what occurs.

The efficacy of the neck lift treatment will become more apparent when the first postoperative swelling and bruising have faded. The final outcomes of your neck lift should restore more than just your confidence; they should also restore your youthful appearance. The reason for this is that the process is designed to restore both of these to you.


How painful is neck lift surgery?

With the help of sedatives and local anesthetic, the patient can be awake yet at ease during the procedure. The surgeon will make tiny incisions behind the ear and beneath the chin, and the entire process will take many hours.


How long does neck lift last?

As a rule of thumb, the longevity of a neck lift is between 10 and 15 years, though this can vary depending on the severity of your sagging skin prior to surgery. Your current age and the rate at which your body naturally ages can also play a role in how long your benefits last.


Are you awake during a neck lift?

Local or general anesthesia ca be chosen.  A patient undergoing an awake neck lift is only sedated to a level of “conscious sedation,” or twilight anesthesia, using either a regional or a local anesthetic. During a standard neck lift, the excess skin, fat, and underlying muscle (often the platysma muscle) are all surgically modified to achieve the desired aesthetic.


How do they perform neck lift?

The surgeon will make a tiny incision under the patient’s chin and one behind each ear. Submental and jawline fat can be removed with the help of specialized machinery. A more defined neck can be achieved with liposuction if the patient has elastic skin and the main issue is excess fat.



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