What is neck lift surgery?
The face conveys a lot about our age and our emotions, so to many it comes as no surprise that reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging in the face can help greatly improve your overall appearance. That said, not many people realize just how much the appearance of the neck can drastically alter your overall appearance. By speaking with an Edina plastic surgeon, you will be able to learn more about an important facial rejuvenation surgery that can make all the difference if you want to look your best. That surgery is the neck lift.
A neck lift surgery is performed in order to remove excess skin and tissue from the neckline. It is ideal for dealing with skin that sags or excess fat deposits that will not respond to diet and exercise.
How neck lift surgery differs from a facelift
A traditional Edina facelift is designed to address the upper portion of the cheeks and the jowl area only. The neck lift is performed in order to improve the contour of the neck area. Both can be performed together, however, for comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
The best candidates for neck lift surgery are people with contouring issues with their neckline. They should be in good health overall and not suffer from any sort of health issue that would make surgery risky or potentially dangerous. It’s also very important that neck lift surgery patients have realistic expectations about the procedure and what it can achieve. Below are some common situations in which people would undergo neck lift surgery.
Common situations where patients underwent neck lift surgery
1) After major weight loss
Gaining a lot of weight can stretch out the skin a great deal, and the skin will not always shrink back around your frame after you lose the weight. Neck lift surgery is the only way to remove that excess skin and improve your overall appearance.
2) After pregnancy
Pregnancy results in many changes in your body weight, hormone levels, and figure. The neckline can be adversely affected by all of this, which is why so many women visit our cosmetic surgery center after they’ve had a child.
3) To fight signs of aging
The natural aging process results in major changes in skin laxity, which can result in loose skin around the neck area that does not look particularly appealing. Neck lift surgery will remove this loose skin, leaving you looking much younger.
During a neck lift, patients are placed under general anesthesia to ensure no pain or discomfort is felt. Incisions will be made around the lower part of the ears as well as under the chin. Through these incisions, liposuction will be used to remove excess fat, and surgeons will also carefully remove any excess tissue. The skin is then pulled tighter and sutured in place.
Schedule a consultation
If you would like to learn more about neck lift surgery as well as your many other options for effective facial rejuvenation and aesthetic enhancement, be sure to contact our Edina plastic surgery practice today. The entire team here looks forward to your visit and answering all of the questions that you may have in greater detail.