In modern world people leave no stone unturned to have the best of everything in life. Modern world has numerous options for people who want to have the best things and who want to look their best all the time. However, with the high paced life that an individual lives today, looking good is becoming an uphill task. A combination of lifestyle disorders coupled with stress and ageing can take a severe toll on a person’s looks. Signs of ageing now appear at a much younger age in a person as compared to before. The part of the body where the signs of ageing first appear is the neck. Unfortunately, most people tend to take good care of their face but forget their neck. Excessive exposure to sun and sagging skin can make the neck look even more aged. Thankfully modern cosmetic and plastic surgery techniques can make even the neck to appear pretty. Neck lift surgery is one of the popular procedures which is performed by a cosmetic surgeon to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin.
What is neck lift surgery?
Neck lift is one of the most radical cosmetic procedures available today. A person’s appearance can be dramatically transformed by removing the excess skin and the fat and by tightening the underlying muscles. With minimum incisions and scarring, exceptional results can be achieved. The procedure does not take very long and last for only about 2-3 hours. The neck lift surgery may be performed under general or local anesthesia. The procedure is completely customizable according to the needs of the patient. Sometimes the neck can be lifted solely by liposuction of excess fat around the neck. But in some cases, the neck lift surgery may be more intensive and can be accompanied by restructuring of the neck along with liposuction. Mostly the neck lift is performed in combination with other procedures such as brow lift, eye lift, face lift etc. The neck lift procedure is performed by very small incisions which are completely concealed behind the ears or under the chin. Via these incisions, the fat is either surgically excised or eliminated by liposuction. Any loose muscle can also be tightened. Once the desired work is done, the skin is pulled tight and is sutured.
Who can opt for the neck lift?
Any person with the following indications and between the age of 40-80 can opt for the neck lift surgery:-
A potential candidate for the surgery should have realistic expectations from the outcome of the surgery. The overall general health of the patient should be good. There should be enough elasticity in the skin so that the skin can be stretched. The skin should not be too thin otherwise the procedure cannot be performed.
What can be expected from a neck lift surgery?
A neck lift can repair the loose skin and the excess of fat around the skin. The neck lift also enhances a person’s jaw line and can contour it very sharply. Also, since the skin is tightened and the excess fat is removed with a neck lift surgery, the outcome can make a person to have lost weight. Sometimes, people find it hard to lose weight around the neck even after diets and exercise. Neck lift can help remove that last amount of fat.
Post surgical scenario
The outcome of the procedure differs from one patient to another. Also, the recovery of a patient is dependent upon several variables. Still, there are some things that are common to all the patients. The result of the neck lift is not visible immediately and it takes about three months to a year for the results to become apparent. The surgery results in making a person looking considerably younger and can be much longer lasting for people who take care of their lifestyles.
The patient should take optimum rest after the procedure keeping in mind it is an invasive procedure. A patient may be prescribed anti pain pills for pain or discomfort. Normal activity can be resumed once the healing has begun however, a person should still refrain from any heavy duty work. The surgery does cause normal bruising and swelling. If there is any infection at the site of incisions, the surgeon should be contacted immediately. The recovery period for people who undergo multiple procedures like brow lift along with the neck lift will be much longer. Since the incisions are well concealed, the scarring post the procedure should be minimum. The results last for almost a decade.