Neck Lift Surgery Procedure


Neck lift is a surgical operation that aims to eliminate the negativities that occur with aging in the neck and chin area.

With neck lift surgery, it is possible to improve the jowl formation and loose skin, which is seen due to excess fat and sagging skin in the neck area. The main causes of problems in the neck can be listed as old age, genetics, gravity, and environmental factors.


Neck Lift Surgery: Procedure

Neck lift surgery is mostly performed under general anesthesia or sedation. The procedure during the operation may vary depending on the consultation between the patient and the doctor. As a result of this decision; a traditional neck lift can be performed, or the surgery can be performed with a limited incision. In a conventional neck lift, the fat in the jowl is distributed and shaped. The tissue under the skin is repositioned. During this process, the platysma muscle is stretched. An additional incision is often made if liposuction and muscle repair are required.


In the limited-incision procedure, only an incision is made around the ear. The length of this incision is short and the results can be limited. At the end of both procedures, the incisions are closed by using sutures or skin adhesives. If the absorbable sutures are not used, the stitches should remove by the surgeon after a few days.


Neck Lift Surgery: Candidates

People who want to have neck lift surgery should meet some conditions. Living a healthy life, not having a chronic disease, not smoking, and having realistic expectations about the operation are the main ones. People who are satisfied with their face form and appearance do not prefer facelift surgery. Neck lift surgery is waiting for them.


Neck Lift Surgery: Recovery

A bandage is applied to the treated area for swelling and bruises that may be seen during the recovery period after neck lift surgery. Drain may be inserted to prevent excess blood or fluid under the skin. In order to reduce the possibility of infection and quick recovery, the surgeon gives the patient the precautions to be followed. It is recommended that the patient keep his head elevated. Cold compress directly to the neck area is generally not recommended, as this can affect blood flow and cause damage to the skin.

The cost of neck lift surgery varies due to the scope of the surgery, the anesthesia which is preferred, the clinic where the surgery is performed, and the experience of the surgeon.
Risks related to anesthesia, bleeding, facial asymmetry, excess fluid accumulation, infection, numbness, and skin sensitivity can be seen within the neck lift operation. These are risks that are also seen in other cosmetic surgery procedures.
After the operation, it may take several months for the swelling that can be seen and it's normal. With the disappearance of the incision lines, the results become clearer at the end of this period. Good aftercare will preserve the effects of the operation.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so patients typically do not experience pain during the procedure. However, there may be some discomfort and swelling during the recovery period.
The recovery period after a neck lift surgery varies from person to person but generally takes about two weeks. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks and to keep their heads elevated to reduce swelling.
During neck lift surgery, the surgeon makes incisions in inconspicuous places around the ear and neck area, removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the underlying muscles. The incisions are then closed with sutures or staples.

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