Intro TO PROCEDURE
- Time: 2-3 hours
- General Anesthesia or Local Anesthesia
- Ambulate the night of surgery
- Shower 2 days after surgery
- 5 to 7 days off work
- 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming
WHY NECK LIFT?
Like the eyes, neck is a tell tale sign of aging. In a young person, the neck has a sharp transition from the chin to the neck. With aging, however, loosening of the skin and underlying muscle blurs this clear transition. The term “turkey neck” describes such image. Multiple vertical bands under the skin also appear and give the person an aged appearance. Occasionally necklift or liposuction is needed in young people with “double chin” appearance because of the accumulation of fat under the chin.
HOW IS IT DONE?
Depending on the appearance of the neck, customized technique is applied. In younger patient with good skin, often liposuction is the only modality needed to restore a good contour. Based on individual’s profile, chin augmentation can be added for the best result and contour. In older patients, often neck lift can combine with facelift to provide a total rejuvenation of the face/neck, and rid of the annoying vertical bands and excess skin.
V, 57, Office worker, Caucasian, New Jersey, USA