Is a Neck Lift a Safe Procedure?
The visible signs of aging take many forms: loss of skin firmness and tone, areas which look sunken or hollow, fine lines and wrinkles, and loose, sagging skin. Extra skin that gathers on the neck and under the chin can make you look years older than you are. It can also give you a heavier look, even if you are in good physical shape. The formerly firm, graceful curves of your neckline can disappear, leaving you feeling old and less attractive. A neck lift from Associates in Plastic Surgery is designed to remove excess skin and fatty tissue and restore the lovely definition to your neck and jawline.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift, also referred to as platysmaplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure which is intended to remove loose, hanging skin below the jawline and restore definition to the chin and neck. During the procedure, incisions are placed in areas that will be invisible once healed. The skin of the neck is then restored, smoothing lines and wrinkles, with excess skin and fatty tissue removed. The incisions are then closed with sutures.
Is a Neck Lift Safe?
The decision to undergo any surgical procedure is intensely personal. Like all surgical procedures, there are risks that accompany a neck lift. Although rare, complications from a neck lift include an adverse reaction to anesthesia, scarring, loss of nerve function, and bleeding. Our New Jersey plastic surgeon will discuss all the risks of a neck lift with you prior to your procedure to ensure that you are completely comfortable with your decision.
What are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?
A neck lift offers long-lasting benefits for the rejuvenation of the neck and chin area. Benefits include:
- Reducing the signs of aging
- Removal of excess skin
- Tightening and firming neck and jawline
- Smoothing the appearance of neck bands
- Improved self-confidence
What is the Difference between the results of a Neck Lift and Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable used to treat submental fullness (double chin) in the area beneath the chin. While Kybella injections are a revolutionary way to reduce under-chin fat, these injections cannot produce the rejuvenating effects of a neck lift. Kybella cannot address issues of skin laxity or vertical banding. Conversely, if you are simply interested in addressing a double chin without the need for downtime and recovery, Kybella offers an option that will help to reduce the appearance of a double chin, appropriate for those with resilient skin.
What is the Recovery from a Neck Lift Like?
After injections with Kybella, you may notice moderate swelling, discomfort, and bruising, which is easily managed with prescription pain medication in the first few days. Your neck will feel tight for a few weeks following your procedure as your body begins to heal. This is normal and dissipates over time. It is important that you keep your head elevated to minimize swelling in the days following surgery. Most patients find they can resume their normal activities, including returning to work, within two weeks of the procedure.
Why Should I Choose Associates in Plastic Surgery?
At Associates in Plastic Surgery, our surgeons are dedicated to creating elegant, natural-looking results that are long-lasting. Our state-of-the-art, ultra-modern surgical centers allow you to relax in comfort during any treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical, and experience the latest innovations in facial rejuvenation. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can advise you on how a neck lift could help you achieve your aesthetic goals. A neck lift from Associates in Plastic Surgery could be just the thing you need to feel empowered, youthful, and confident.