What is a Neck Lift?
For some individuals, the neck begins to show age faster than the rest of the face, so for some a neck lift procedure can drastically improve the youthfulness of the entire face. A neck lift, also known as a platysmaplasty or submental platysmaplasty, is a surgery designed to reduce the loose look of sagging skin in the neck area and under the jawline.
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How is a Neck Lift Performed?
The time and extent of the neck lift procedure will vary depending on the patient. Dr. Schalit performs neck lifts along with facelift surgeries, but other surgeries can be combined with the procedure as well. During the platysmaplasty procedure, your surgeon will make an incision under your chin. This will give him access to your neck muscles, which he will manipulate from there and hold into position with sutures.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?
Some patients who complain of having a neck “banding,” or a “turkey waddle” can benefit from this procedure. Dr. Schalit performs platysmaplasties with facelift procedures.
What are Typical Results of a Neck Lift?*
Typical results of a submental platysmaplasty procedure include a smoother and much more defined neckline. Patients will see an improvement in neck banding and submental fullness.
What Kind of Post-Operative Neck Lift Care Can I Expect?
Sutures are generally removed within one week. Swelling and some bruising may occur, they should subside within a few weeks. Our doctors will prescribe ice compresses to reduce swelling and regain mobility. You can proceed with your normal daily activities within 1-2 weeks, and engage in normal exercise routines about 3-4 weeks after surgery. A final evaluation may occur within several months from the initial surgical procedure.*
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*Individual Results May Vary