Did you know that the neck begins to show signs of aging quicker than your entire face? Yup, it's a true story and get this, you may not need an entire face lift, you may only need a neck lift. But if you are having a face lift anyway, a neck lift can complete your rejuvenation process. Whether its age or the fact that you've lost a significant amount of weight or simply heredity, a neck lift could be the answer that you've been searching for to tone up your appearance. You should visit with a cosmetic surgeon in Oceanside to see what can be done for you - most cosmetic surgeons do not charge for an initial consultation.
Conditions that can be corrected include:
• Loose, sagging skin under your chin
• Excessive skin
• Visible vertical bands in your neck
• Fat deposits in the neck
Lasers can be used to tighten your loose skin while neck liposuction is accomplished through tiny incisions placed behind your ears and under your chin. With neck liposuction, little tubes are used to suction the fat away. For those neck muscles, endoscopic surgery will need to be done through a small incision that is placed underneath your chin, but only if you don't have excessive skin.
There will be some discomfort after undergoing neck lift surgery, which can be lessened with prescribed pain medication. Some degree of swelling and possibly bruising can be expected, but this is only temporary. It is recommended that you stay home for at least a week after surgery and take it easy for the first three weeks following surgery. During the recovery period, your doctor may have you wear a compression garment for several days. This garment helps improve blood circulation, minimize swelling, and flush out potentially harmful fluids. The compression garment can allow you to heal from your surgery much quicker and minimize the amount of downtime while providing comfort and support to your neck.
Complications and Risks of Neck-lift
Numbness of the skin occurs often for a few weeks after neck-lift surgery. In rare instances, this condition can be permanent. Other risks include excess scar tissue build up or bruising and puckering of the skin.
With any cosmetic procedure, there is always the possibility of risks. A neck lift may involve multiple procedures, so, there is an increased risk. The most common risk for any cosmetic procedure is allergic reaction to the anesthesia and infection. Another potential complication is accumulation of blood under the skin called a hematoma. Excessive scar tissue is another possible cause for concern, however, scar revision procedures can help. These risks can be reduced if you follow your surgeon's pre-op and post-op instructions.