A prominent and well-contoured neck always attracts attention. However, many people are not born with such a well-structured neck. There are many different factors that can affect the look of your neck. They are the natural effects of the aging process, genetics, and even some poor lifestyle habits

A smooth neck not only gives a pleasant youthful appearance, but it also adds to the refinement of your natural good looks. It contributes to increased definition in your face, especially the jawline and cheekbones.

What Is A Surgical Neck Lift?

Neck lift surgery is a procedure that brings definition to your natural neckline. It can help enhance the look and feel of your neck significantly. It’s also a great solution for people who have a double chin that they want to get rid of.

This procedure involves no additional risk other than those associated with any surgical procedure. However, your surgeon will conduct a pre-screening to rule out any medical emergency that may arise.

You will be advised not to smoke and to stop taking anti-inflammatory medications. Make sure you share your complete medical history with your surgeon. After administering anesthesia, the surgeon proceeds to make an incision behind each of your ears. The anesthesia can be intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.

A third incision might be required depending on the laxity of your skin. The incisions are used to remove any excess skin and tighten the remaining skin in the area to achieve your desired look.

The fat or loose skin on your neck is redistributed to give you a more sculpted look. The entire procedure results in a tighter and smoother neck. Without going for any other procedures, this single procedure can bring about a significant improvement in your appearance.

In no time you will find your youthful vigor restored naturally. Depending on the type of neck lift you have, traditional or limited incision, you can expect the outcome from the surgery to be quite pleasing.

Recovery and Results

After the surgery is completed, you will be instructed on how to care for your neck post-operation. Typically you should be cautious about the drain that is present to draw out excess blood or unnecessary fluid. Swelling might be present, but this is a temporary occurrence and should subside quickly.

If you happen to feel any lasting discomfort, your doctor can prescribe medication to help ease it away. In case of any unnatural secretion, seek immediate medical attention. You might be prescribed antibiotics and pain medications. While laying on your bed, take special care to keep your head up higher than your heart level.

Before undergoing a procedure like this one, you should do your research and choose your surgeon wisely. You are entrusting the key to your looks to your surgeon. Schedule a consultation and don’t hesitate to ask questions that you’re concerned about.

During this time, you can discuss your expectations and also take note of how much can be achieved. Your surgeon is the best person to help you understand the outcome you can achieve from the neck lift surgery.

Contact Our Office

Want to learn more about the neck lift with a plastic surgeon you can trust. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jason Roth today. He will work with you to assess your needs and help you reach your aesthetic goals.