With age, your face can undergo many changes. This is also true of weight gain and weight loss, actually. Whatever the case may be, you can always visit with an Edina plastic surgery specialist to learn about your options for facial rejuvenation and advanced aesthetics. Using the latest surgical techniques, a plastic surgeon can make you look younger and reduce any drooping, sagging, or loose skin. This goes for the forehead area, the mid-face area, the jowls, and even the neck/neckline. In the case of neck area, the surgery to undergo is the neck lift.

About Neck Lift Surgery

A neck lift surgery is performed in order to remove the loose skin and excess tissue around the neckline. Doing so will improve the overall tautness and contours of the neck. It’s a common part of comprehensive body contouring surgeries following major weight loss.

Best Candidates for Neck Lift Surgery

The best candidates for neck lift surgery are people in good general health who have excess skin in the neck area. These candidates have realistic expectations about what to expect from surgery and understand what the cosmetic surgery results will involve. They also do not suffer from any medical conditions that may make surgeries a major health risk of any kind.

Risks and Benefits of Neck Lift Surgery

The benefits of neck lift surgery include improved appearance of the neckline, enhanced appearance in general, and improved self-esteem. The risks of neck lift surgery are the same as those one may face in other surgeries, such as infection, poor response to anesthetic, and poor recovery experience/healing time.

The Neck Lift Surgery Procedure

During neck lift surgery, small incisions are made either under the chin or behind the ears. Through these incisions, excess skin and tissue is removed and the remaining skin is tightened. Some liposuction may be performed to improve overall neck and facial contour. The surgery is sometimes performed in combination with other facial surgeries, which can alter the surgical procedure at times.

Recovering from Neck Lift Surgery

Recovering from neck lift surgery is much like recovering from facelift. It’s important to get a lot of rest after the surgery and to avoid strenuous physical activity for a few weeks. You will revisit the practice roughly a week after your surgery for a follow-up appointment. We encourage you to contact us if you are ever concerned about your recovery.

Other Facial Plastic Surgery Options to Consider

In addition to neck lift surgery, other surgical treatments to enhance the face are available, including Edina eyelid surgery, brow lift, chin augmentation, and more. During your visit to the practice, we can discuss all of these surgeries in more detail.

Learn More About Neck Lift Surgery and Other Treatments

Neck lift surgery may be just what you’re looking for to achieve your many aesthetic goals. In order to learn more about neck lit surgery and if it’s right for you, be sure to contact our cosmetic surgery center serving the Twin Cities. The entire team is eager to meeting you in person and talking about your many options for aesthetic enhancement.

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Dr. Christopher Kovanda is a plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He is a member of several medical professional societies including the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has been honored with several awards including “Most Compassionate Doctor” on Vitals.com and has earned “Top Doctor” status on Realself.com. Finally, Dr. Kovanda is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Surgery-General and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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