Loss of elasticity and an excess of skin in the neck can often result in a sagging appearance. This is often caused by the natural process of aging, weight loss, sun exposure, or other factors. The good news is, neck lift surgery from Dr. Nicholas Sieveking can reduce signs of age and loose skin along the neck for a firmer, more contoured and youthful appearance.
A lack of collagen and elastin in the skin of the neck, as well as excess fat deposits, can have an effect on the entire facial appearance and make people feel very self-conscious about the way they look. A neck lift gets rid of the excess skin and pulls the remainder taut for much smoother results. The procedure can ultimately diminish signs of wrinkles, neck bands, and inelastic skin with a beautiful outcome.
The neck lift procedure involves the careful elimination of excess skin, followed by a tightening of the neck muscles and the remaining skin. Once the remaining skin has been pulled taut, the neck should exhibit a more youthful and defined appearance.
Neck lift surgery can be combined with a facelift for a more comprehensive makeover designed to take years off your appearance.
Recovery from neck surgery will depend on whether you undergo a facelift or other rejuvenation procedures at the same time. If neck lift is the lone procedure, you can expect some degree of bruising and swelling in the treatment area for at least a few days after surgery. Any discomfort can be managed with medication. Many patients are able to resume normal daily routines after about one week; however, Dr. Sieveking will caution you not to engage in strenuous activities or excessive mobility for awhile until the neck heals.
Results from neck surgery are typically immediately apparent; however, the best effects of the treatment will be most noticeable once the initial swelling has faded.
For more information on neck lift surgery, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Dr. Nicholas Sieveking.