A neck lift involves treating the sagging skin and muscle of the aging neck. It is usually performed as a portion of a facelift, however may be performed as a standalone procedure if the patient is satisfied with his or her facial appearance. Fat is generally removed from beneath the chin and the muscle layer (platysma) of the neck is tightened in order to provide a more youthful appearance.
Who is an ideal candidate for a neck lift?
The ideal candidate for a neck lift is a patient that is seeing neck signs of aging. The typical patient is 45 years old and above and wishes to improve his or her appearance.
How long is recovery from a neck lift?
Necklift patients can expect to recover within 1 to 2 weeks. Patients are seen post-operatively many time in stages for suture removal and incision evaluation. Bruising and swelling is to be expected, most of which subside within 2 weeks.
Is there discomfort from a neck lift?
Most patients do not find neck lift surgery to be very painful. The vast majority of patients only need to take prescription strength pain medication for 48 hours before transitioning to acetaminophen for pain control.
Will a neck lift leave a Scar?
A neck lift incision is strategically placed in the hidden areas behind the ear, in order to be barely perceptible after healing. Although there is time for healing of the scars, Dr. Showalter prides themselves on closure techniques for neck lifts so that even your hairdresser may be left guessing.