What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure to address excess skin and laxity around the neck and jawline. With a neck lift, the underlying tissue is tightened and excess skin is removed to help you achieve a more youthful appearance. Facial liposuction techniques may be used at the same time to address pockets of stubborn fat under the chin. Some patients also combine the facelift to address sagging in the midface, achieving full facial rejuvenation.
Most Bellevue neck lift patients are in their 50s or older, but younger individuals can also have this cosmetic procedure.
Some patients have folds or bands around the neck from sagging tissue while other patients develop a turkey wattle neck with a flap of sagging skin from the chin to the middle or lower part of the neck. In some cases, a patient will have both of these problems, requiring a more extensive surgery process. The aging body has less collagen or elastin that supports the tissues of the neck, and this is what leads to having an ugly sagging neck.
The incisions for a neck lift are made in places that are difficult for others to see. Our surgeon can make incisions behind the ears or below the chin where other individuals seldom look. These incisions are tiny, and Dr. Ort strives to deliver the best neck lift Bellevue has to offer by using special instruments to reach under the skin to adjust the underlying tendons and muscles. The excess skin from the neck is pulled upward and it is excised from behind the ears. A neck lift is usually performed in our medical office, and you will receive general anesthesia during the procedure.
After the surgery, you will return home to recover as your incisions heal and the bruising on your skin reduces. You will wear a compression garment or bandage to hold the skin and underlying tissues in place. You must sleep with your head and neck supported by pillows, and you will need to remain on your back. You cannot perform strenuous activities for at least a week, and you will need to rest for several weeks for total recovery from the surgery. To learn more about the neck lift and to find out if you are a candidate, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Ort today.
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