Plastic Surgery Procedures - Neck Lift

 

Do you want to trick people into thinking you've lost a lot of weight? You might want to consider a neck lift.  Oftentimes, people won't even notice that your neck muscles, fat or skin has been surgically altered if you have a neck lift.


Even though your neck can age before your face, Father Time is not always responsible for that appearance you'd like to undo. If you've lost a lot of weight, your neck may be taking its time to catch up. For others, it's a matter of genetics. Whatever the reason, people young and old undergo neck lift procedures all the time.


A neck lift is actually a set of procedures used to enhance the appearance of your neck:

  1. Cervicoplasty is the procedure used to remove excess skin

  2. Platysmaplasty removes or alters neck muscles

Your surgeon also can perform neck liposuction, which removes excess fat. In some cases, Botox injections may be the answer to your problems if you have fullness or "bands."


How a Neck Lift Is Done

Typically, the procedure will last two to three hours. Of course, if you are having a neck lift in conjunction with liposuction, facelift, brow lift, or other surgeries, the time will vary accordingly. Your exact procedure will depend on your desired results and your own personal circumstances. In order to undergo a neck lift, you must be in good general health, both physically and mentally.

What do you dislike about your neck? Be honest with yourself! You're putting a lot of time and effort into researching the surgery, so make sure you get the results you want. You also should write down your thoughts on what you'd like to correct and have that with you at the time of your pre-operative consultation.

Here are some of the most common concerns:

  1. Turkey wattle neck

  2. Excess fat

  3. Too much skin