Neck Lift

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Neck Lift

Aimed at making the neckline more attractive, a neck lift in Fort Worth, TX, treats signs of aging in the neck. This form of neck plastic surgery improves the appearance of a person’s jawline and neck in several ways.

Neck lifts can include different techniques for tightening loose skin, removing stubborn fat, and tightening sagging muscles. The exact techniques used depend on the patient’s specific issues and aesthetic goals.

Why Do People Undergo Neck Lifts?

Our necks play a very important role in our appearance. Necks tend to sag and develop folds and wrinkles with age, and excess fat also accumulates in the area. A neck with excess fat, drooping muscle tissues, and loose skin can make even young people seem older than they are. Neck lifts are designed to resolve these issues.

A neck lift will essentially help restore the youthful look that patients want by making the skin around the neck and under the jaw tighter and more sculpted. Due to the visibility of the neck, any cosmetic issues will immediately draw people’s attention. By getting a neck lift, there’s no need to worry about this anymore.

When to Consider This Procedure

Neck contouring surgery is recommended for people who feel that their aging necks keep them from looking their best. These candidates should be in good health, should have realistic expectations, and should not be smokers.

Candidates who are opting for a facelift or other cosmetic facial procedure can combine it with a neck lift to achieve more comprehensive rejuvenation results. Patients who are still recovering from a recent surgical procedure should wait until they are fully healed before undergoing a neck lift procedure. If the patient is in the process of losing a significant amount of weight, it would also be advised to wait until they hit their target weight.

Before Your Neck Lift Surgery

Before the date of the neck lift surgery, you will meet with Dr. Strock for a consultation. During this, he will examine your neck and decide on the specific procedures required. Dr. Strock will go over your complete medical history and will discuss the details of the surgery, including recovery and preparation.

Dr. Strock may ask you to forego certain medications. You will also need to be mindful of your diet and must avoid smoking for at least two weeks before the date of surgery.

During the consultation, feel free to ask any questions or bring up any concerns you may have regarding this procedure. If there are any details you want to clear up, this would be the best time to do so.

What to Expect During the Procedure

At the start of the neck lift procedure, anesthesia is administered. Incisions are created under the chin and/or behind the ears. The incision length depends on the extent of the surgery and may extend from sideburn level to the posterior hair.

The chosen procedures are then implemented. The following techniques may be utilized:

  • Liposuction removes excess fat. This involves the insertion of a cannula (a thin tube with a sharp end) and removal of fatty tissue using medical suction. It is often chosen for people who only want their neck fat removed and do not have any loose skin.
  • Cervicoplasty involves the removal of excess skin using a scalpel. The remaining skin is tightened.
  • Platysmaplasty tightens sagging platysma muscles. These large sheets of muscle stretch from the chin to the collarbone. They are tightened with the help of internal sutures.

Finally, surgical incisions are closed using stitches and are then dressed appropriately to avoid infection.

Recovery and Downtime

After the surgery, make sure that you closely follow all the instructions given to you by Dr. Strock. Some minor discomfort, swelling, and bruising can be expected over the next few days following the neck lift. Recovering patients usually wear a pressure dressing for a day or two after the surgery. The incision marks take a while to disappear, while any swelling will disappear in the following weeks.

During the recovery period, patients will need to rest as much as possible. This means that there should be no strenuous physical activities while the patient heals. Some mild exercise such as short strolls would be fine.

As the swelling subsides, you will start to notice the results. You can expect to say goodbye to concerns like a turkey wattle neck, loose skin, muscle banding, and wrinkles. As a result, your neck will look more contoured and youthful.

Neck Lift Cost

The exact techniques used for your neck lift surgery will impact the final price of the procedure. The time needed to perform the procedure and the amount of tissue removed will also be taken into account when determining the overall cost of your neck lift.

Related Reviews

“Dr. Strock truly is interested in your long term health and happiness with the overall procedure. We are both so grateful that we chose Dr. Strock as our surgeon”

by Anonymous.

Schedule Your Consultation

Find out more about the neck lift in Fort Worth, TX – contact Strock Plastic Surgery today and set up your appointment with Dr. Louis Strock. He will be available to answer your questions and walk you through the procedure in greater detail during a consultation.

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