Know More About Neck Lift
We often tend to neglect the appearance of our neck; but this is one of those first places that start showing signs of ageing. Apart from age, weight loss and sun damage can also cause the skin on our neck to loosen up or sag. When we put on weight there seems to be excess fat deposits on our neck region. Today, there are many ways to correct your neck, including neck lift surgery which removes the excess fat or skin on your neck and give it a tightened appearance. It is very important to choose a qualified dermatologist so that you can achieve a slim, smooth and youthful looking neck.
Why go for Neck Lift?
You can go for neck lift procedure if you are between 40 and 80 years of age. The procedure works very well for:
- Neck skin that has been damaged by sun or wind
- Fat under your chin in the form of Double or even triple chin
- Loose or slack neck skin in the form of a turkey wattle neck
- Jowls or excess skin or fat deposits under your jaws
- Excess neck skin or neck fat
Neck Lift Procedure
Neck lift surgery works by removing the excess fat deposits in your neck area and excess skin and then restructuring the underlying muscles to rejuvenate the appearance of the neck. It is one of the safest procedures in plastic surgery. Technology has helped in performing neck lift surgery in a minimally invasive manner with very less scarring. In the end you get exceptional results that are very natural-looking.
- Before the procedure, local anesthesia is applied to the area to be treated along with a sedative. If the patient seems too anxious general anesthesia is preferred
- Then a few incisions are made usually under your chin and behind your ears
- Excess fat or skin is then removed through surgical excision or liposuction
- The skin is then pulled taut and the incisions are closed through sutures
It takes about two to three hours. This procedure is usually performed in combination with other facial surgeries such as brow lift, face lift as well as eyelid surgery.
Is it right for you?
Neck lift might be right for you only if your physical health is good. Also, your skin needs to be slightly elastic in nature. If you have any serious medical conditions it is better to discuss it out with your doctor to check if the procedure is right for you.
Neck lift surgery may require you to stay overnight in the hospital. Therefore, it is better if a family member or friend can stay with you for a day. You may have to take rest for a few days after the surgery with some pain medication to take care of your discomfort. Avoid pulling clothing over your head as it can affect healing. It is good to wear loose-fitting clothes that have buttons at the front until you heal completely. Also, make sure you take about two weeks off from work so that you don’t strain yourself too much. Even after you return to work it is better to avoid any kind of strenuous activity for a few more weeks. Avoid lifting weights or taking parts in any kind of sports activities. If you have combined neck lift surgery with any other procedure such as brow lift or face lift it might take a little extra time for you to recover.
Although you might start seeing the results a few days after the neck lift surgery, it does take about six months to achieve optimal results. It is better to refrain from drinking, smoking and various other lifestyle habits that could interfere with your recovery and stop you from achieving maximum results. If you have chosen an experienced and reputable surgeon you may come across very minimal scarring after the surgery. Also, he/she will make sure your jaw line is defined in a better way and the skin around your neck is tightened. The results of this procedure will usually last for about five to ten years, depending on how well you maintain yourself.
Risks & Side effects:
Mild swelling and bruising are quite normal in case of neck lift surgery. However, these signs might disappear after a few days. In case you do not choose a proper surgeon who may not take the necessary precautions you may have to face some amount of bleeding and even infection. If you come across any kind of pus at the incision site it is better to consult your doctor immediately.
Our Experienced Team:
Dr. Rashmi and her team are one of the well-known for their advanced and effective treatments in Bangalore. She is extremely qualified and has a vast experience in offering different kinds of cosmetic treatments to treat various skin disorders. Her clinic is well-equipped with latest technology equipment and sophisticated facilities to help clients feel comfortable and safe while undergoing treatments. She and her specialized team take all kinds of precautions at any stage of treatment.
In order to help you understand what you can expect from us and how things will be after the surgery, we have included a few reviews on our testimonial page that are written by our clients, who have been extremely satisfied with their results. You can get firsthand information about the quality of our services by going through these reviews.
It is difficult to estimate the exact pricing amount for your neck lift surgery unless your condition is evaluated thoroughly. There are many factors that might affect this pricing including:
- The hospital that you go to
- The infrastructure and facilities available at the hospital
- The geographical location of the hospital
- The doctor that you choose and the fees that he/she normally charges
- The kind of results you wish to achieve
- The time frame within which you would like to achieve these results
Getting in touch with Dr. Rashmi’s clinic at Bangalore could be a great idea as you can avail yourself a consultation session absolutely free during which you will understand everything there is to know about neck lift surgery and its pricing.