ANTIAGING FACIAL TREATMENTS:
What are Neck Lifts?
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, a neck lift 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
- Liposuction 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 removed
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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