Your neck is often the first part of your body to show signs of aging, with hanging skin and deep wrinkles that make you look much older than you actually are. In these cases, Dr. Trovato can perform a neck lift to sculpt and smooth your neck for a younger, natural looking appearance.
What is a neck lift?
Also called a lower rhytidectomy, a neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the signs of aging in your jawline and neck. Some issues that a neck lift can address are excess fat and sagging iskin on your lower face, excess fat deposits under your chin, and loose neck skin.
You’ll need to decide with Dr. Trovato between two incision options. The first type of neck incision is the traditional incision. It usually begins in the hairline, at the level of the sideburn, and will continue down and around the ear, ending in the posterior hair. The tissue under your neck skin will be repositioned and the platusma muscle tightened. There might be a need for a separate incision under the chin to perform liposuction and muscle repair. Another option is a limited neck lift where incisions are located only around the ear. As you would expect, these limited incisions also limit the results that can be achieved.
What are the risks of a neck lift?
The risks involved with a neck lift include bleeding and infection, pain and poor wound healing, and hair loss along the incisions. You may also experience nerve damage and numbness, and facial asymmetry. In rare cases, deep vein thrombosis can occur. Dr. Trovato will discuss all of these possible risks with you during your consultation.
What can I expect after a neck lift?
Due to swelling and tissue trauma, you won’t be able to see the full results of your next lift immediately. In fact, it can take a few months for all of the swelling to subside and the tissues to adapt to their new slimmer profile. Once this has happened, you will see a younger, smoother-looking neck, with far less wrinkles and creases.