Why Get a Neck Lift?
The progress of aging is readily seen on the jawline and the neck. Due to stress, heredity, environmental conditions and gravity, there may be a loss of the youthful contours in your neck and face. Perhaps you have noticed excess wrinkling in your neck or a “turkey wattle” (also known as a double chin). Maybe there is excess fat and skin relaxation in your lower face, which has created jowl lines. You may not feel ready for a full facelift if your upper face is still pleasing to you. However, if your neck area does not match your upper facial appearance, then you may be an ideal candidate for a neck lift surgery.
A neck lift, also known as lower Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure geared towards improving the visible signs of aging in the neck and jawline. The neck lift can only be performed surgically and the ensuing results cannot be achieved through non-surgical rejuvenation treatments. The surgeons will use a traditional neck lift incision or a limited incision necklift depending on the change that you’d like to see.
During recovery from neck lift surgery, the surgeon will likely place a bandage gently around your neck and face to minimize bruising and swelling. The patient will also be given specific instructions by their Florida plastic surgeon to follow during recovery as well as a follow-up appointment. These instructions will include how to care for the surgical site as well as medication to take orally or apply topically in order to aid the healing process. The patient should refrain from applying ice to the neck, as this can compromise blood flow. It may take several weeks to months for the swelling to be gone and up to six months for the incision lines to mature.
Stop wearing turtlenecks year-round to hide your neck. Make the first step towards a change by consulting with the best plastic surgeons in Florida at the premiere center for cosmetic surgery.