Jowls, neckbands, a double chin, or loose, hanging neck skin can make you look older than you would like.
The neck lift surgery at Premier Plastic Surgery removes excess skin, wrinkles, and fat on the chin and neck to help you look up to 10-15 years younger. This procedure is also known medically as platysmaplasty.
Excess neck skin, neck wrinkles, and chin fat are a common complaint as patients grow older. Loose jowls and a turkey neck only worsen with age as the skin continues to lose elasticity. Submental fat (chin fat) also accumulates on the jawline, causing a loss of jawline definition. While losing weight may slim the neck to a degree, once the skin has stretched, it does not always return to its original position. Cosmetic surgery may be needed to correct this.
A neck lift removes stubborn chin fat, tightens loose neck skin, and it reduces the wrinkles. Tightening the skin and neck muscles provides a dramatic lifting effect for a more youthful, contoured jawline and chin. This procedure will:
Men and women with early signs of neck aging may benefit from a mini neck lift. This procedure is suitable for patients that meet the following criteria:
Dr. Ferrari's neck lift surgery provides patients with a smooth, sculpted jawline and neck while taking up to 10-15 years off your appearance. To learn more about neck lift surgery, call Premier Plastic Surgery in Charlotte, NC at (704)-844-8344 for a neck lift consultation.
Most patients undergo general anesthesia. Dr. Ferrari’s neck lift surgery generally takes between 1 to 2 hours. The surgery is fully customized to each patient, as not all patients have the same signs of neck aging. The most common neck concerns we treat are excess fat, sagging skin, jowls, turkey neck, and vertical neckbands. Neck lift surgery is a three-part procedure that is designed to correct these issues.
Fat Removal: The surgery often begins with liposuction to remove excess neck fat and double chin fat. Most patients have fat both above and below the neck muscles. A combination of surgical fat removal and liposuction may be used to remove unwanted fat for a more contoured jaw. Dr. Ferrari will gently suction away the fat for a slim, youthful neck.
Neck Muscle Tightening (Platysmaplasty): Many neck lift patients have vertical neckbands. These two muscle bands are located on either side of the neck. As the neck muscles stretch due to wear and tear from age, vertical necklines form. Neck lift surgery tightens the loose platysma muscles to remove unsightly vertical neck bands with corset platysmaplasty. Note that a mini neck lift does not include platysmaplasty.
Loose Skin Removal (Cervicoplasty): Finally, cervicoplasty is performed to tighten loose skin on the neck. This easily corrects loose jowls and the appearance of a turkey neck that hangs below the chin area. After the excess neck skin is removed, Dr. Ferrari will close the incision, which has a nice skin tightening effect to reduce neck wrinkles.
The average neck lift recovery time is 1-2 weeks after the procedure, although this can vary based on the extent of surgery. As a less extensive surgery, the mini neck lift recovery time may be shorter.
It is normal for the neck to appear swollen. Most swelling will subside in the first 10-14 days. Bruising may also occur, and the incisions will need a few weeks to heal. Fortunately, the area below the chin and neck is easy to hide with scarves or a turtleneck, so no one will be the wiser. Dr. Ferrari may recommend wearing a compression bandage for the first 24-48 hours after the procedure.
The goal of compression garments is to reduce swelling, improve skin retraction, and protect the incision from contamination. Neck lift incisions will be discreetly hidden under the chin and behind the ears so it will not be obvious to others that you had the procedure. It is important to attend all follow-up appointments. This way, Dr. Ferrari can monitor your healing. Your safety always comes first at Premier Plastic Surgery.
When it comes to loose skin removal after weight loss, choosing a board-certified surgeon with experience in body contouring and tummy tucks are critical for a good result. As a Charlotte plastic surgeon with ample experience performing the belt lipectomy procedure, Dr. Ferrari will be pleased to help you get the body makeover you are looking for after losing a substantial amount of weight.
Dr. Ferrari comes highly recommended. In addition to his board-certification, advanced fellowship training, and professional memberships in plastic and reconstructive surgery, he provides personalized attention to each patient. The surgery is tailored to your exact needs. You will also have the advantage of 24/7 access to Dr. Ferrari, both before and after the procedure. Our team works closely with every patient to deliver the best results possible.
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