Neck Lift Surgery Procedure
The tissues of the neck can relax with the years and result in the so-called “turkey wattle’. This is characterized by relaxed skin and muscle in the upper portion of the neck just beneath the chin as well as full contour and increase in diameter of the neck due to abundant fat. The neck lift procedure features two short incisions hidden behind the ears and sometimes a small incision under the chin. Through those small incisions the excess neck fat is removed with the help of liposuction. Then, the muscles of the neck are tightened and the skin is gently redraped while its excess is removed.
The procedure takes about 1-1.5 hours under IV sedation and patients can go home on the same day. The dressing is removed the day after the surgery and there are no drains. Most patients take one or two pills of pain medication. Bruising and swelling are minimal and typically resolve in 4-5 days. Sutures are removed in 7-8 days. Most patients are able to go back to their everyday activities in a week, strenuous sport activities can be resumed in 3 weeks.
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To determine if you are a candidate for the neck lift, have a consultation at Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics. You may also reach them at (561) 624-0900. Call us Today!