While men go to great measures to preserve or improve the appearance of their facial skin, it is equally important to tend to the neck. Oftentimes men don’t think of their neck as a part of the body that ages, however, it is one of the first places where we age. Additionally, sun damage or extreme weight loss may contribute to the skin on a person’s neck looking loose, sagging and aged. Male Plastic Surgery Los Angeles offers a number of excellent solutions to combat this, including neck lift surgery.
What Is a Neck Lift?
Loose skin in the neck area is treatable with a neck lift. A neck lift procedure tightens the muscle of the neck, this enhances the jowls and overall, reduces the fat below the chin. This in turn may restructure the muscle below which will result in a younger-looking face. The procedure itself is one of the safest and most reliable in plastic surgery and is less invasive than that of a facelift. Neck lifts surgery can be done with micro-incisions which limit scarring yielding a completely natural appearance that looks young and more youthful.
How Does a Neck Lift Work?
A neck lift is a fairly simple, straightforward procedure which can be performed with either IV sedation or general anesthesia. Because a neck lift is minimally invasive, involving only small incisions around the neck, many men find it a more appealing option than the traditional facelift. For this procedure, your surgeon will make small incisions nearest your ear lobes, leaving little to no noticeable scarring. Your surgeon will then tighten the underlying neck muscles and remove excess fat through the carefully located incisions. Because each patient has unique facial features, the exact location of the incisions vary.
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What Is the Recovery Time for Neck Lift Surgery?
In the first 24 hours after surgery, patients should arrange to have a friend or family member stay with them, as movement will be difficult. Patients typically stay in bed for the first few days following surgery, this is to aid in the recovery process. In some cases, pain medication can be given by your surgeon to alleviate any discomfort. It is important that patients wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that have buttons, as pulling clothing over the head could interfere with healing.
Post-surgery, patients can expect swelling, numbness and some bruising after your neck lift. Your surgeon will apply bandages post-op to aid in the recovery process and may utilize drainage tubes for the first day. Most patients can return to work two weeks after their neck lift, however, it’s advised to avoid strenuous activities such as heavy lifting or sports for a few weeks.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?
If you are interested in neck lift surgery and want to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure, you should set up a consultation at Male Plastic Surgery Los Angeles. Ideal candidates include men, 40 to 80 years of age, who wish to correct:
- Sun or wind damaged neck skin
- Double or triple chin
- Loose, slack neck skin
- Excess fat or skin under the jaws
- Excess neck fat or neck skin
Schedule a Consultation for a Neck Lift
If you’re curious about getting neck lift surgery, you can schedule a consultation at our Male Plastic Surgery Los Angeles office. Call us today at 310-570-2402 or book an appointment online.