Does having sagging skin on your neck leave you feeling embarrassed in public? Sagging skin can occur at any time in our lives and is often a result of the aging process, genetics, or poor health habits. Whatever the cause, it can be unsightly and even make you feel insecure. However, thanks to plastic surgery, this problem can become a thing of the past.
If the development of sagging skin keeps you from enjoying a night out or makes you feel like you need to hide, a neck lift at the Philadelphia area’s Chapin Aesthetics is the thing you need to eliminate sagging skin and enhance your aesthetics.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that is performed on a patient to improve the appearance of a neck and jawline that would otherwise show the visible signs of aging. It can help rejuvenate your youthful appearance and boost your confidence level.
What is a Neck Lift Used to Treat?
A neck lift is used to treat:
• Loose neck skin
• Irregular contours created by muscle banding in the neck
• A surplus of fat cells present under the chin
• Jowls that are created due to exorbitant skin and fat relaxation
If you’re suffering from any of these issues, a facelift can help you. Before undergoing the procedure, however, you will have to schedule an appointment with an experienced surgeon to discuss your candidacy.
How is a Neck Lift Performed?
A neck lift is performed as an outpatient procedure and patients who undergo the treatment will be placed under the influence of general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make incisions so that he can reposition fat, tighten the muscles, and remove excess skin and fat. The incisions will then be closed with sutures.
After the incisions are closed, dressings will be applied to keep the surgical area protected. Following the procedure, you will need to take extreme care to ensure optimal comfort. You will need to keep your head elevated and refrain from engaging in strenuous activities for several days.
How Long will the Neck Lift Procedure Last?
The duration of the neck lift depends on the technique being used and the amount of skin and fat you need removed from your neck area to generate the best results. It can take anywhere from an hour and a half to three hours to complete. After the procedure, it is important to have the help of a loved one so that you have enough time to relax and recover
How Long Will It Take to Recover from a Neck Lift?
Depending on the intensiveness of your neck lift, it may take one to two weeks for you to recover. During that time, you will need to get as much rest as possible so that you heal properly and quickly. If you experience any discomfort, your surgeon will provide medication to help increase your comfort.
Preparing for Your Neck Lift
If you’re in need of a face lift, you will need to be in good health and ready to follow your surgeons instructions. These instructions may include ceasing the use of certain medications and if you are a smoker, you will need to quit for a few weeks before and after the procedure. You may also need to make changes to your dietary habits.
Contact Our Office
If you’re ready to eliminate sagging skin on your neck, contact our office today! Dr. Scott Chapin, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will help address any concerns you have about the procedure and help you achieve the youthful face you desire.