About Neck Lifts
Dallas, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides neck lift surgery to address the look of an aging neckline. This facial surgery reshapes and tightens the area on the underside of the chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that gives a “turkey neck” or double chin appearance. By surgically excising the loose skin and fat while using a tightening technique to result in a smoother, natural neckline, neck lift surgery can provide dramatic improvements to the lower section of a man or woman’s face. Call Solomon Plastic Surgery in Frisco, TX today to schedule a private consultation to learn more.
Individuals contemplating neck lift treatment generally deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin on the neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by ranging factors including aging and significant weight loss. Whatever the reason may be, loose neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which in most cases can only be cosmetically fixed with skin excision and a tightening technique. If you are physically healthy and at a good weight but you feel embarrassed by loose skin and wrinkles along the neck, a neck lift cosmetic surgery treatment may be a recommended answer. If hanging and loose skin is not your primary concern, you may be a better candidate for neck liposuction.
During a neck lift procedure, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed just in front or behind the ears, while another one might also be created beneath the chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, neck liposuction would be the first step in the surgical process. Next, the platysma muscle in the neck is sutured together in the midline to produce a firm neck contour. Any sagging, loose, or hanging skin will be carefully excised, and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight. As in the deep plane facelift, tension is placed on the underlying muscle thereby avoiding the pulled appearance. Even though sutures are placed at the incision area, scars will not be noticeable since they were placed beneath the chin. Other cosmetic treatments that can help the skin’s texture and surface include PRP therapy, BOTOX®, fat injections, and dermal fillers to produce a younger-looking and glowing appearance.
What to Expect
After a neck lift, there will probably be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate after some healing time has passed. Patients should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous activity for a couple of weeks to assist in a safe recovery. While recovering, button tops or loose-fitting clothing is ideal. Individuals will notice visible aesthetic differences almost immediately. In addition, it has been noted that the neck lift surgery can make one of the most stunning enhancements to a individual’s profile, turning back the hands of time on your appearance.
Your Consultation with Dr. Solomon
During your consultation, Dr. Solomon will talk with you about your expectations, whether you are a good candidate for a neck lift, and what to expect during and after surgery. Contact Dr. Solomon’s office today to schedule your consultation.