With age, many people’s skin loses elasticity, muscles become sluggish, fat deposits accumulate. It is on the neck that the first signs of aging appear. Neck lift is a revolutionary method in the field of plastic surgery of the face and neck. Its main objectives are removal of subcutaneous fat folds, getting rid of sagging skin and deep wrinkles.
Who may need a neck lift?
People with good general health, dissatisfied with the appearance of their neck and faced with the following problems:
- Saggy neck
- Flabby skin
- Flaccid neck muscles
- Subcutaneous fat under the chin
The main side effects of neck lift
- Need for follow-up corrective procedures
- Hematoma formation
Preparations for neck lift surgery
Give up smoking and taking certain medications, vitamins and herbal supplements that cause blood thinning and can increase bleeding.
It is necessary to abandon nicotine in all forms, including chewing gum with nicotine and nicotine patches, which, like smoking, can adversely affect the healing process. Follow a healthy, nutritious diet to help your body recover from surgery.
Before surgery do not drink or eat after the time prescribed by your doctor. Make sure you bring clothing and shoes with you to the clinic that is fastened with a zipper or buttons.
During neck lifting
Neck lift surgery is a type of cosmetic surgery that combines removing excess skin from the neck and changing the subcutaneous muscles of the neck. Neck lift may also be accompanied by a face lift for a complete transformation of your appearance.
When performing a neck lift operation, the plastic surgeon makes two small incisions: behind the ear and under the chin. During the neck lift procedure, liposuction can be performed to remove excess subcutaneous fat and flabby skin.
After neck lift
Within a few days after surgery, you need to have rest. The appearance of edema and hematoma is a natural stage of the recovery process.
If you still feel pain or discomfort a week after surgery, your doctor may prescribe pain medication. After surgery, a light bandage will be applied to the wound. Avoid watering it for two weeks.
Postoperative scars may remain visible for six months after surgery.