Neck lift can be considered as a procedure to improve the appearance of the neck. If people around you start complaining that, you look old, you can choose a neck lift. The awkward appearance can be a result of ageing. Ageing causes loose skin, muscles and excess skin. If you are concerned about your appearance, discuss with your cosmetic surgeon and decide whether you can go for neck lift procedure or not.
Neck lift can be done using different procedures such as botox injection, liposuction for fat removal, and surgical neck lift (platysmaplsty). Botox can be injected into the muscle which can temporarily reduce the appearance of the bands under the chin. Botox injection is a simple method that takes only a simple in office procedure. It does not require anesthesia, rest and healing time. You will be able to resume your normal activities within no time after the procedure.
Liposuction for fat removal is the another method used for neck lift. During the procedure, the surgeon will make a small incision below the chin. The excess fat will be removed through this incision. The procedure can be done alone or as a part of a neck lift or face lift. You need to spend only an hour for the procedure to be completed. After sucking out the fat through the incision, it will be closed with sutures and bandage the area. Whole procedure will be done under a local or general anesthesia. It will take five to ten days for complete recovery. You will have to carefully follow the instructions of your surgeon until you attain complete recovery.
The surgical neck lift procedure is also known as cervicoplasty or neck lift with plastysmaplasty. Time will vary according to the procedure you choose. The desired results and other circumstances will decide the exact procedure to be done. If you are preparing for a neck lift procedure, you should be physically and mentally healthy enough. The surgeon will make incisions in the area. Through the incisions, the surgeon will tighten the muscles and remove excess fat. After all these procedures are done, the surgeon will close the incision with sutures. The whole procedure will be done under anesthesia. He/she will use bandage over the sutures and recommend certain follow-up procedure to keep you healthy and fit.
The surgery will have the complications and risks of any normal surgery. It may include swelling, bruising, infection, discomfort etc. The candidate will be able to return to normal life in 10-14 days after the surgery, complete recovery may take more time. Until when, the candidate will have to follow the instructions of the doctor carefully.