As we age, the elasticity and firmness of our skin declines; thus, the reason for wrinkles and lines in our faces. Our necks also suffer from the sagging and looseness of skin.
The neck lift procedure involves elevating the skin of the jowls, jaw line, and neck in order to improve its appearance. Some patients may also require tightening and suturing the platysma bands (neck muscles under the chin) together in order to get the desired appearance. A thorough consultation must be completed in order to determine the best procedure for each patient.
A neck lift procedure may be done in a number of ways. It is up to our board-certified doctors to determine the best procedure for you. The neck lift procedure is done on an outpatient basis. Local or general Anesthesia will also be administered in order to lessen the discomfort of the patient.
The procedure usually requires an incision under the chin for the fat to be removed. Muscles can be tightened and loose sagging skin may also be removed, depending on the specific needs of the patient.
We will provide a specialized chin and neck wrap that will support the healing and minimize the discomfort related to the procedure. Oral medication to help the pain and swelling may also be prescribed.