The skin and muscles of the neck is one of the first areas to show visible signs of aging, and can also make us look older and heavier than we are. As we age the skin on our neck will lose elasticity and begin to sag. This often causes one to feel self-conscious and looking for ways to hide it. Over time, plastic surgery technology and techniques have come a long way making scars from the procedure easily concealed. With a neck lift you will be able to draw attention to your best qualities without the distraction of a drooping neck.
How Does a Neck Lift Work?
A lower rhytidectomy is performed in order to remove excess fat or skin on the lower face and neck. By lifting the neck tissue, you will be able to see an improvement in the contour of the neck and jawline. The results will help you look both younger and possibly leaner. The following are the steps that Dr. Azouz will take when performing a neck lift:
- First, a patient will be put under local anesthesia with some sedation to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during the surgery.
- During the procedure, Dr. Azouz will removes the excess skin and will then pull the platysma muscle up to a firmer position.
- He will then make one incision under the chin and one behind each ear. However, if a younger patient doesn’t want to alter the appearance of their face, they may be able to see their desired results with making incisions exclusively behind the ears.
Post procedure, the types of sutures and scars will vary patient to patient. You are younger but are looking to change the silhouette of your profile, you may be able get away with the minimal incisions made behind the ear. However, if you are looking to augment the bands of the neck to make them appear smoother you may end up with some scarring that is temporarily more visible. Post procedure, you can expect a great deal of improvement in your appearance. A neck lift can provide such improvement, leaving you looking younger and more refreshed when it’s done alone or in conjunction with a facelift.
If you are interested in refreshing your appearance with a neck lift, contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.