ANTIAGING TREATMENTS: FACIAL
As we age the muscles and skin of our neck and lower
face begins to sag and lose its definition. Jowls may
form as muscles loosen and fat deposits along the jaw
Fat is also deposited under the chin causing the neck
to become thick and wide.
The neck muscles weaken and separate, bands form which
further weaken the shape and structure of the neck causing
a "turkey gobbler" effect.
Although neck lifts can be performed alone, they are
often done in conjunction with other procedures.
Neck Lift Procedure
Generally takes two to three hours; performed under
local I.V. or General anaesthetic. The actual procedure
depends upon the exact nature of the problem: loose
skin, excessive fat etc
can be used to tighten the skin that is only a little
is used to remove excess fat. This is accomplished
through tiny incisions placed behind the ears and
under the chin after which small straw-like cannulas
are used to suction the fat away
- Endoscopic surgery through a small incision placed
underneath the chin may be used to tighten the neck
muscles if there is not excessive skin
- A full necklift is best when excess skin is significant.
Incisions are made inconspicuously around the ears
and through the tiny incision under the chin. The
skin is pulled up and back and the excess skin is
Neck Lift After Care
Depending on the type and extent of the procedure,
there may be some swelling and localized bruising. Both
are generally gone within 4 to 10 days.
A bandage will be placed underneath your chin and
may be removed the following morning.
An elastic bandage is wrapped around the neck and
head and must be worn at night for 2 weeks.
Any sutures are taken out after about a week to ten
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