A neck lift (Platysmaplasty) is a cosmetic process to remove the excess fat and skin around your jawline. The purpose is to make a more defined and youthful look of your neck.A neck lift is a set of procedures to enhance the appearance of your neck. The general medical terms are lower rhytidectomy or submental lipectomy. Which specific procedure or combination of procedures you have depends on what results you’re looking for. Often, neck contouring is part of a face-lift, but it can be done separately if you're happy with the appearance of your face. Neck lift procedures can include:* Removing excess skin (cervicoplasty)* Removing or altering neck muscles (platysmaplasty).* Liposuction to remove excess fat.* Botox injections to address problems with fullness or "bands".* Other neck lifting techniques involve lasers, ultrasound and radiofrequency devices, intense pulsed light, and fillers.
People might have different reasons to get a neck-lift. You can talk to your surgeon about your reasons and desired results. Prepare your goals for what you want to change and deliver them to your doctor.The most common concerns getting addressed in a neck lift are:
- Excessive fat.
- Extra skin.
- Turkey wattle neck.
Your surgeon will recommend you to get general anesthesia based on your condition. There are two choices; a traditional incision or a limited neck incision. It depends on the level of change you want and selects the respective process.The limited incision process involves incisions only around the ear. As these incisions are small, the results can also be limited.A traditional incision starts from the hairline and continues down to around the ears and ends in posterior hair. The surgeon redistributes the fat from the neck, repositions the tissue under the neck skin.Sometimes a separate incision under the chin is necessary to do liposuction of this area. Sutures and skin adhesives get used to close these incisions.You’ll see improvements after a neck lift once the bruising settles down. The final results will restore a youthful appearance and make you feel confident about it.
After a neck lift surgery, your neck might feel tightened, and you may notice some bruising. But you don’t have to worry about it, as bruising will fade away in a couple of weeks.Also, the sutures will get removed in five to ten days. The recovery process after a neck lift might take several weeks. You must follow the instructions of your surgeon after the surgery is over.Your surgeon will guide you regarding the management of swelling and discomfort. You can resume your regular activities once your surgeon permits you.
Every surgery has some common risks, but the right precautions can minimize that risk. Risks included with neck lift surgery are:
- Skin loss.
- Nerve damage.
- Open wounds.
- Thick scarring.
- Blood clot formation.
- Reaction to anesthesia.
- Bleeding under the skin.
- One more common risk of a neck lift surgery is that you might not get satisfied with the outcomes. In that case, another surgery.
Our facial features lose youthfulness due to different factors: gravity, heredity, or environmental. But a neck lift surgery can help you in some matters:
- Loose neck skin.
- Excess fat deposited beneath the chin.
- Abnormal contours created by muscle banding.
- Excessive skin and fat relaxation in the lower face creating jowls.
If you think your neck area doesn’t match the upper facial features, then a neck lift can be a good solution.
Rejuvenation processes performed along with neck lift are a brow lift or eyelid surgery. The purpose of a brow lift is to correct the sagging brows, and eyelid surgery enhances the aging eyes.
Although neck-lift surgery can do a lot for you, don’t expect it to stop your aging process. A neck lift can’t change your fundamental appearance and overall face’s look.A neck lift is possible to get performed only through the surgical process. Non-surgical enhancement processes can’t bring the same results for you. But it can help to delay the need for surgery and complement the results of surgery.
Cosmetic treatments like neck lifts are new for people, there isn’t much awareness of the costs and services. That’s why some clinics overcharge for their services.You can consult an expert like Dr. Ahsan Riaz to avoid being overcharged for cosmetic services. Yet, the cost of neck lift treatment in Lahore, Pakistan, varies according to different conditions.
We are also providing Botox/Fillers, Face Lifting, Nose Reshaping and Chin Augmentation Cosmetic & Plastic Surgey Procedures.