Neck tissues naturally begin to sag as we age. Factors such as sun exposure and weight changes may accelerate this process. A neck lift, or platysmaplasty, is designed to reverse those trends, improving the appearance of the neck by tightening excess skin, strengthening neck muscles, and removing excess fat. This surgical procedure offers a more shapely, better-toned neck with more defined contours.
Skin laxity on the neck can create a double chin or jowls that can look unattractive. Many people turn to neck lift surgery to improve their sagging skin. A neck lift removes excess skin and fat to reveal a firmer and more youthful neck.
Age can soften the jawline, whether with excess skin, fat deposits, or muscle laxity. Neck lift surgery (sometimes called a double chin surgery) can adjust those factors, recreating the more angular and chiseled jawlines of your youth.
The platysma muscle in the neck grows lax with age. This may cause vertical banding and sagging muscles, changing the shape of the neck. A neck lift or platysmaplasty will tighten those tissues, reducing the unsightly banding and keeping the neck younger and tighter.
Swelling and bruising around the incision sites are expected following the surgery. A light compression garment or elastic bandage may be worn around your lower face and neck for several weeks to reduce swelling. Small thin tubes may be placed underneath the skin to drain any fluid and blood that may accumulate.
It is common to have minor swelling and soreness near the incision sites. The drainage tubes (if used) are usually removed after 1 week. Only light activities are suggested during the first week to ensure the recovery process is not interrupted.
Non-strenuous activities and most jobs may be resumed two weeks post-operation. Dr. Chiu will provide instructions on how to care for your neck lift incisions to reduce the risk of infection.
Most patients will feel fully ready to return to their normal activities. Discomfort should subside, and your new neck contours will start to finalize. It may take up to 6 months for final results to fully develop.
Every type of surgery presents the risk of complications, and neck lift surgery is no different. The risks associated with neck lift surgery include skin tightness, infection, and nerve damage. Following Dr. Chiu’s postoperative care instructions will significantly reduce the possibility of developing complications.
Dr. Chiu is an exceptional surgeon with extensive experience in a range of face contouring procedures. With his thorough understanding of plastic surgery aesthetics, he makes sure to take a unique approach to each surgery depending on the patient’s needs. Regarded in the industry among colleagues, patients, peers, and international media as one of the best plastic surgeons in the world, Dr. Chiu can provide you with the results you are looking for.
You may be the ideal candidate for neck lift surgery if you:
While there are no restrictions regarding age, most patients choose to get a neck lift between the ages of 40 and 70. While many older and younger patients are candidates, the surgical techniques used may be altered.
The cost of neck lift surgery in Beverly Hills will vary depending on the techniques used, the procedures combined, the anesthesia used, and the fees associated with both the surgeon and the facility. Dr. Chiu will provide you with a price quote following your consultation.
Your scars will be hidden behind the ears, in the hairline, and underneath the chin in discrete locations that will not be particularly visible. All scarring will fade with time; however, some patients are more prone to scarring than others.
Initial results will be apparent within two weeks of your surgery. Results will continue to improve as bruising and swelling resolve. Final results can take several months to develop.
The results of a neck lift tend to last between 10 and 15 years as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. A neck lift does not prevent aging, and new signs of aging, such as additional skin or muscle laxity, may develop in time. If this occurs, a second neck lift procedure may be necessary.
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