While most people are familiar with surgical and non-invasive methods to make their skin appear more youthful – such as face-lifts, laser skin rejuvenation and eyelid surgery – those who are concerned about the appearance of aging on their necks are left wondering what options are out there for them. A neck-lift helps women and men enhance and rejuvenate their necks to a more youthful, smooth appearance. Many patients are shocked at what a huge difference the results of a neck-lift make to their overall appearance.
What Is a Neck-Lift?
Also known as a lower rhytidectomy, a neck-lift removes excess fat under the chin, loose neck skin, and excess fat or skin that can create jowls. It even helps with muscle banding. Removing extra skin and fat and contouring the neck can restore it to its former youthful appearance.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Neck-Lift?
The best candidates for neck-lifts are those who are already healthy and do not smoke. Patients suffering from wrinkles in the neck, double chins or “turkey wattle” and jowl lines may be excellent candidates for a neck-lift.
What Is Recovery Like from a Neck-Lift?
As with all surgeries, some discomfort is expected but can be managed with medication, rest and following the doctor’s orders. Most patients return to work and their daily activities after a week or two. A supportive strap is worn on the neck for the first week after surgery to help with discomfort. It also helps to sleep in an elevated position. Some soreness is to be expected, but most patients report only mild discomfort during recovery.
What Other Procedures Pair Well with a Neck-Lift?
Many patients choose to combine a neck-lift with other cosmetic procedures. Some of the most popular procedures to combine with a neck-lift include brow-lifts, face-lifts, fat transfers and even eyelid surgery.
If you’re considering a neck-lift and have more questions or would like to schedule a consultation, call us at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center at 425-744-7771.