A Neck Lift Can Provide a Beautiful Complement to a Facelift
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Skin in all areas of the body loses elasticity as we age. As the area between the chin and sternum loses youthful definition, it can make men and women look much older than they feel. Dr. Suzanne Yee performs neck lift surgery to restore taut, rejuvenated contours in the neck and jawline. By removing excess skin and artfully tightening remaining tissues, Dr. Yee can help you achieve better neckline definition so you can look younger and feel more confident. Often, a neck lift is performed in conjunction with a mini facelift or full facelift. To learn more about how you can benefit from neck lift surgery, contact Dr. Yee's Little Rock, AR, office today.
Neck Lift Candidacy
Neck lift candidates wish to not only restore definition to the jawline, but also eliminate the "turkey wattle" effect that occurs when the skin covering the Adam's Apple region of the neck begins to sag. It shares some similarities with mini facelift surgery, which also addresses the jawline, but a neck lift is designed to specifically correct sagging skin farther down the neck. Depending on your goals, a neck lift can be an excellent complement to a mini facelift, or incorporated into a full facelift procedure addressing every area of the face from the neckline to the brow. You will undergo an in-depth consultation with Dr. Yee to determine if this procedure is right for you. She will evaluate your skin and its elasticity, and explain your options in detail.
The Neck Lift Procedure
Neck lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. On the day of your surgery, Dr. Yee will make temporary markings on your neck and lower face to guide the incisions and lifting she will perform. She will administer anesthesia to ensure your complete comfort throughout surgery.
Dr. Yee will create incisions behind the ear, which will result in subtle scars that can be easily hidden in your hairline. She may also make an incision beneath your chin depending on the extent of treatment needed.
She will carefully lift the underlying muscular structure beneath the skin of your neck and jaw, called platysmal muscles, to highlight the natural contours of your neck. She will trim away excess tissue, and suture the remaining tissues into place. Once she has finished refining the underlying tissues, Dr. Yee will tighten the skin of the neck before removing excess tissue and closing the incisions.
Neck Lift Recovery
Once your neck lift is complete, you will rest in our office for a period before a friend of loved one transports you home. You must limit yourself to minimal activity in the days following surgery. It is especially important to avoid placing any strain on the incisions as they heal. You will return to visit Dr. Yee within the week. She will check to make sure that your incisions are free from infection, and that you are healing properly. She will also let you know when you can return to work and resume other normal activities. The full results of a neck lift usually become apparent within a year after surgery.
If sagging skin between your chin and collar is causing you to feel self-conscious, Dr. Yee is here to help. To learn more about neck lift surgery, schedule a consultation at Dr. Yee's office today.