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How Does a Neck Lift Work?

A neck lift surgery lifts and tightens the neck muscle, removes excess skin and flattens wrinkles, gets rid of bands around the neck, and defines the jaw.

You might consider neck lift surgery for the following reasons:

  • Excess fat in the neck area
  • You have loose skin, or a “turkey neck” due to weight loss or aging
  • Excess wrinkles in the neck area
  • A poorly defined jawline

Compared to nonsurgical options, the results that you get from a neck lift provide a more dramatic and longer lasting result. The skin on your neck is smoother and firmer, creating a more youthful appearance. After the surgery, you also have a more streamlined profile and defined jawline.

What to Expect After a Neck Lift

You should expect to go home following your neck lift surgery. Your healthcare team will keep you in recovery for a few hours and go over your aftercare instructions before allowing you to leave. It is common to have some bruising and swelling after the surgery. You might also have some temporary drains so that any fluid and blood underneath the surface of the skin can drain to promote healing. For several months after surgery, you may notice some muscle tightness or changes in sensation in the neck area.

Full recovery may take a few months. The incisions may stay red/pink for up to one year before fading to a flesh tone. Your surgeon will usually recommend that you use a scar gel and wear sunscreen to prevent the lines from darkening during recovery and to protect the skin on your neck overall .

Neck Lift Consultation

The first step in getting a neck lift is to have a consultation with a surgeon. Heartland Plastic Surgery & MedSpa in Cape Girardeau, MO is a great option for the neck lift process. We offer a confidential and personal consultation that will fully address your concerns so that you are fully informed before scheduling your procedure. During this process, you will talk about your goals and Dr. Humphrey will evaluate you to ensure that they are attainable. We will take pictures and facial and neck measurements to better plan for your procedure. You will talk about your medical and surgical history to best plan for a neck lift. Dr. Humphery can also help you visualize results so that you can get a better idea about how you will look after your neck lift.

If you have lost a lot of weight and are uncomfortable with excess skin around your neck, or if your neck has weakened with age, call 855-919-2707. Heartland Plastic Surgery & Med Spa is here to help you regain your confidence and youth. Schedule a consultation with us, and you’ll receive the most comprehensive care.

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