A Neck Lift Can Restore Definition to Your Profile
Your neck is one of the first areas of the body to show the signs of aging. Gravity and the natural aging process can work together to rob you of youthful contour, creating a double chin or the dreaded turkey wattle. For patients who want to restore definition along their neck and jawline, a neck lift performed by Dr. Ken Smart at his Frisco practice can provide beautiful results. By tightening the skin and connective tissues, Dr. Smart can help you look years younger. His aim in performing facial plastic surgery is to achieve a natural look, free of the telling signs of surgery or an over-worked effect. To find out more about how a neck lift can help restore your appearance and self-confidence, schedule a consult with us today.
Candidates for Neck Lift
Patients who want to treat a drooping neck, either alone or in combination with a full facelift, can benefit from a neck lift. A neck lift is usually performed on patients between the ages of 30 and 70. The best candidates include:
- Those with excess skin or fat beneath the chin
- Those with good skin quality
- Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can increase surgical risks or impair healing
- Non-smokers (nicotine can inhibit your body's ability to heal)
The Neck Lift Procedure
The first step in the neck lift procedure is a personal consultation. At this time, Dr. Smart will conduct an evaluation, review your medical history, and discuss your aesthetic goals. Depending on your unique needs, he may recommend a neck lift by itself, or in conjunction with other treatments, such as liposuction or a facelift. As with all of his treatments, your neck lift experience will be highly personalized. Dr. Smart will take the time to review options, answer questions, and address concerns.
On the day of surgery, an anesthetic is administered to ensure your comfort. Next, a small incision is made beneath the chin. The muscles and underlying tissues are tightened for improved positioning. Excess tissue is removed and remaining skin is tightened to eliminate sagging and wrinkles. Patients with fat deposits may also receive liposuction. When the surgical refinement of these tissues is complete, the incisions will be carefully sutured closed to result in minimal scaring.
Most patients can expect neck lift surgery to last about three hours, and recovery usually takes about two weeks. Dr. Smart will evaluate your recovery during a follow-up appointment. Patients generally return to work within two weeks of surgery, and sports or other physical activities can usually resume a week or two later. In the days following their procedure, it is not uncommon for patients to feel a burning or numb sensation, as well as minor swelling and bruising. Once these side effects have subsided, patients can enjoy a more toned profile with long-lasting results.
Contact Us Today
Let us help you achieve a look that better matches how you feel. Contact us today to learn how a neck lift procedure can help you.