Neck-lift surgery is a cosmetic surgical intervention that eliminates neck wrinkles and reconstructs the contours of the lower face. By having recourse to neck lifting, the patient benefits from a rejuvenating and anti-aging treatment in the neck region.
How is neck lifting performed?
What are the results of neck lifting?
NECK-LIFT SURGERY: PRINCIPALS & OBJECTIVES
Neck-lift surgery aims at removing excess skin and fatty pockets in the neck region, tightening neck skin, and refining the contours of the lower face. The intervention has a rejuvenating effect on the totality of the face, and more specifically the lower part of it. Neck-lift surgery can be combined to other lifting procedures and rejuvenating surgeries of the face to offer optimal results: temporal lifting
, lifting of the forehead
During the preliminary consultation, the surgeon can decide on which surgical acts to conjoin with neck-lift surgery to guarantee optimal rejuvenation.
GOOD CANDIDATES FOR NECK-LIFT SURGERY
The neck is one of the first body parts that are affected by signs of aging. Over time, neck skin turns droopy, wrinkles come out and fatty pockets are formed. The latter gives the lower face an unaesthetically pleasing appearance. In certain cases, neck skin deterioration is also caused by other factors like genetics, exposure to the sun, or an unhealthy lifestyle. Neck-lift surgery is generally performed starting from the age of forty, but it could be considered a bit earlier.
HOW IS NECK-LIFT SURGERY PERFORMED?
Neck-lift surgery consists of pulling neck skin up and tightening it. It is sometimes necessary to perform a liposuction of the neck prior to lifting in order to suck excess fat. Once neck lifting is completed, the surgeon will suture the incisions with resorbable stitches. Post-surgical scarring, which is generally located behind the ears, will be hardly noticeable.
RECOVERY & POST-OPERATIVE CARE AFTER NECK-LIFT SUREGERY
The patient has to take seven days off work. During recovery period, s/he has to avoid physical activity and has to rest to promote proper healing. Bruising and swelling are quite expected after surgery, but both will fade away in a few weeks. The patient might experience pain in the operated area, but it will be alleviated thanks to antalgics prescribed by the doctor. S/he may resume physical activity progressively after a month and upon the surgeon’s approval.
RESULTS OF NECK-LIFT SURGERY
Permanently stable results can be appreciated after one month or one month and a half once bruising and swelling completely vanish. The patient may benefit from a lifted and tightened neck and a total rejuvenation of the lower face.