Sagging in the neck area or under the jawline can be one of the first signs of aging. Due to this, many people choose to have a neck lift as their first or only cosmetic treatment. However, neck lifts are commonly performed in conjunction with other procedures too. Some people decide to have a face and neck lift carried out at the same time, for example, as this minimizes overall recovery time.
Technically known as aplatysmaplasty or submental platysmaplasty, a neck lift reduces the signs of aging by reducing sagging skin in the neck area and under the jaw. To perform the procedure, Dr. Schalit will make a small incision just under your chin and/or behind your ears. This will enable him to manipulate the neck muscles and remove excess skin before closing the incisions with sutures. This creates more definition and a smoother neckline, thus giving you a more youthful appearance.
Is Scarring Visible?
Although a small incision(s) is made when a neck lift is carried out, it’s rare for patients to have visible scarring once they are fully healed. Dr. Schalit is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has extensive experience carrying out this procedure. His expertise ensures that incisions are carefully made in discreet locations to reduce the risk of visible scarring.
Furthermore, a comprehensive aftercare package helps to ensure your healing is process is both swift and complete. Although it’s normal to experience some swelling or bruising following the treatment, this can generally be reduced with ice compresses. After approximately one week, the sutures used during the procedure can be removed.
Most patients are able toreturn to their normal daily activities within just 1-2 weeks after having a neck lift and resume exercise approximately 3-4 weeks after the procedure. Within this timeframe, you’ll notice significant healing, as well as a substantial reduction in any swelling or bruising which may have occurred. In fact, the vast majority of patients show no visible signs of having had a neck lift within a few days of the procedure.
If you’re concerned about your appearance or you’re worried that your neck or jawline is showing signs of aging, a neck lift may be an appropriate treatment for you. Most people are suitable candidates for this type of treatment, although a one-to-one consultation with Dr. Schalit will confirm whether you will benefit from the procedure. Provided you are in good health and don’t have any risk factors, it’s highly likely that you will be able to go ahead with treatment.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for a neck lift, you can arrange a consultation with Dr. Schalit today. As well as assessing your medical history Dr. Schalit will discuss your aesthetic concerns with you, explain how a neck lift is performed, and discuss the results you can expect from this rejuvenating procedure.
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If you have further questions about neck lift recovery, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida today. Call us at (386) 252-6438 or fill out our convenient online contact form.